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Old 09-27-2008, 08:16 PM   #221
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What a wonderful ending to the blanket! Are you going to be able to see the place when you drop off the blanket, or are you mailing it?
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:01 PM   #222
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I am definitely GOING there!! I'm really looking forward to talking to Brandy, and finding out what their needs are for knitted and crocheted items. I'll probably come back to the forum with a list of projects for us!

I've asked permission to take a photo of the lapghans being presented, so I can share it with you all.
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:44 PM   #223
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Since I finished the knitting on Lapghan #2, I decided to get to work on our lapghan as well.

As I mentioned before, there were two sections that were pulling in and puckering our lapghan. They were cabled sections that were just a bit too tight. So, I made an executive decision to remove those parts. It was not easy, but I did it!

The cool thing is that I learned HOW to do it. I've never removed part of knitting before, so I had no idea how to do it. But, I decided to just dive in. I grabbed a pair of scissors and cut through the middle of the part I was removing. Then, I sat in my rocking chair and pulled out all the yarn from the bottom section until I got to the part I wanted to keep. Then, I put that part back on knitting needles. Next, I did the same to the top section, then did a 3 needle bind off to connect it back with the bottom section. It turned out just fine!

Here's the connected section, after my 3 needle bind off:


Here's the back of that section, showing the 3 needle bind off. I used light blue yarn to connect them. You can't even see the blue yarn on the front of the blanket.


So, now I'm working on the second section that needs to be removed. I've decided to mail the bottom half of our lapghan to the person who originally knit the cabled section. She is excited about getting a second chance to work on the lapghan! :D

Here's our lapghan, now in two parts. I've placed the bottom of the top half on a long stitch holder. Now, when I get the bottom half of our lapghan back from the other knitter, I'll do a 3 needle bind off to reconnect them. It's nice to know how to do that now.


While the bottom half is with the other knitter, I'll keep knitting on the top half. Right now, I'm adding a green section with Caron Simply Soft in a simple basketweave design.

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Old 03-28-2009, 06:57 PM   #224
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Sandy,

You continue to amaze me! Great work!
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:01 PM   #225
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Thanks Gail!

I'll be glad when all our blankets and lapghans can be donated to charity. THAT will make me the happiest girl in the world!
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:22 PM   #226
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I am SO pleased with the new knitting by suziehomemaker. She re-knit her section, and it looks beautiful.


And I've been plugging away at adding more knitting to the top section.


I've knit 4 sections:
The green basketweave was knit with Caron Simply Soft.

The next section was knit with 8 different yarns. Those yarns were just tiny balls of leftover yarn in a basket by my knitting chair. I just knit two rows of each color.

The section after that is all stockinette, using Red Heart Kids yarn. I just love how soft and comfy that yarn is!

Now, I'm finishing up a white section using I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. So soft and squishable. I'm doing a design called "Tile Stitch" with that yarn.

When I finish the white section, I'll measure the lapghan, and decide if it's long enough yet.

Then, all I'll have to do is reunite the two sections. I feel like I'm preparing for a little wedding!
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:11 PM   #227
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Sandy, what is the "Tile Stitch? It sort of looks like a variation of a basketweave
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Originally Posted by sgtpam View Post
Sandy, what is the "Tile Stitch? It sort of looks like a variation of a basketweave
I can't remember where I found that design, but here it is:

Cast on multiple of 5 stitches
Tile Stitch
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: *P4, K1* (repeat between asterisks to end of row)
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: *P4, K1* (repeat between asterisks to end of row)
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: *P4, K1* (repeat between asterisks to end of row)
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Knit

Repeat those 8 rows for pattern
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Yay! I'm finally finishing up our lapghan!

Early this morning, I couldn't sleep, so I used kitchener stitch to re-connect the two parts of our lapghan back together. (I had finished all the knitting and weaving in ends a couple days ago.)

Using kitchener stitch makes a MUCH nicer connection than the 3-needle bind-off did for my earlier connection. I learned SO MUCH with this lapghan! My knitting skills are growing every day.

Here's a photo of our lapghan in the midst of my kitchener stitching.


I finished it up about an hour ago. When the sun comes out, I'll take a photo of the whole lapghan outside!

All that's left now is to add a crochet border.
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:36 PM   #230
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Yay! I am finished with all the knitting!
I've finished weaving in all the ends!
And I've reconnected the two parts back together again!!



Behold our beautiful lapghan:




I updated our blog as well.
http://oddballcharitylapghan.blogspot.com/
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