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Old 01-19-2008, 01:47 PM   #31
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I like that idea too. will take the pressure off deadlines and won't stop people from other countries to join in because of postage prices etc.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:40 PM   #32
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I am down with the Afghan Block KAL thread too, Lib! When will it start? Beginning of Feb?
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:28 PM   #33
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Oh man, I wish I was getting in on this with you guys. I'm so short on cash, I'm buying bit by bit (credit card is almost paid off though!) and not always able to just out and pick up more yarn, so the stuff I have here now is already slated for projects. (Armwarmers, illusion socks, a scarf ..)

Good to luck to everyone! I'll try to check in and see how you guys are going.
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:23 AM   #34
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I am down with the Afghan Block KAL thread too, Lib! When will it start? Beginning of Feb?
I guess if I'm the one starting it then yeah, I'll wait until Feb 1 to
start the official KAL thread so we can just follow the regular
months as our guideline for when to introduce the next technique
and/or pattern

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Oh man, I wish I was getting in on this with you guys. I'm so short on cash, I'm buying bit by bit (credit card is almost paid off though!) and not always able to just out and pick up more yarn, so the stuff I have here now is already slated for projects. (Armwarmers, illusion socks, a scarf ..)

Good to luck to everyone! I'll try to check in and see how you guys are going.
YarnKitten, you are welcome to join along whenever you want. There won't be a cut off. You might want to check in with us
occasionally as I really hope to have lots of information for each
technique we do so that hopefully we will all learn a bit while having
fun knitting!

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Old 01-21-2008, 06:46 AM   #35
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where will the patterns come from. Will you decide on a stitch pattern and then let people decide for themselves how many repeats they want to do and how large they want to make it. I want my afghan to be nice and chunky so have already bought some super chunky denim from ebay at half price to use for this project.
YarnKitten, I imagine that one skein of yarn would be enough for a block, you could always see what is on special and buy one or two as and when you can. you could make all the block different yarn. so you would have different patterns colours and textures. a feast for your senses.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:25 AM   #36
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where will the patterns come from. Will you decide on a stitch pattern and then let people decide for themselves how many repeats they want to do and how large they want to make it. I want my afghan to be nice and chunky so have already bought some super chunky denim from ebay at half price to use for this project.
YarnKitten, I imagine that one skein of yarn would be enough for a block, you could always see what is on special and buy one or two as and when you can. you could make all the block different yarn. so you would have different patterns colours and textures. a feast for your senses.
Not sure what everyone else is thinking but my thought is to just
suggest a technique at the start of the month (i.e. intarsia, cable,
lace, etc) and then let everyone choose their own pattern. Maybe if anyone has a link to a pattern they like they can post it. As a few people suggested it, I was thinking for thee first month doing a very basic square to get us kicked off. Do a quick walk through on how to determine gauge and use the info from your gauge swatch to get started on your first square. After that, well anyone who wants to suggest things are more than welcome!

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Old 01-22-2008, 02:49 PM   #37
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another resource could be Lion Brand Website... I know I get their emails and each time there is a "stitch of the week" (or month?)

The last few have been crochet, but I would think the others (there were lots of knit) would be archived?

It's free and anyone could access by signing up... Just a thought.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:19 PM   #38
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Thanks Lisa-H-Town will check it out.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:09 PM   #39
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Afghan square
I think this is a great idea. I am a new knitter so it will give me a chance to try new things. And how great would it be to have an Afghan made by people from all over! I think it would be a great keepsake. But i would think it might be best to use at least worsted weight or fatter yarn, so they will be nice and warm. I have already learned so much from this group, cant wait to learn and share more.
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If we go ahead with this one a month for a year plan, I'm in..!!! Like kimmypooh said, I'm a new enough of a knitter than having a guide/plan to follow month by month will be great for learning new techniques without committing to a HUGE project. One afghan square a month will be do-able, and I'm uber excited for the final product!

Is there an official sign up yet or is this still in the brainstorming phase?
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