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Old 12-04-2008, 06:58 PM   #21
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That should be pretty and that is a great idea! I don't have Word (Works instead), but I use Paint Shop Pro so I'll do the same thing. Only problem now is the stash I have is not fabulous and not something I'd want for myself so I'm not sure if I'll make and donate it or what just yet..
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:08 PM   #22
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Know what you mean, Jan.

The washable acrylic stash yarn that I could be used for a DGD for a TV blankie...but the Calmer isn't washable, and just too expensive for a TV blankie, and besides that, her mother doesn't hand wash anything. So it wouldn't be fair to either of us.

The washable acrlics is the way I'm leaning the more I think about it. At least that way I can give it away to a DGD.

I'll have to re-work my blank schematics to come up with a decent color plan.

There is the MOST FABULOUS Log Cabin on Ravelry. You just have to see it. She used Cascade Ecological Wool using earthtones. It is perfection! Now THAT is a Log Cabin I would love to own!
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:57 PM   #23
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I'm in. I'm going to try and use up some of the Red Heart acrylics that I have. I might lean towards neutral pastels so that I can put it away until I start having children.

This is such a great idea too.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:59 AM   #24
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OH that is a beautiful one, Dollyce!
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Well I'm purty sure that I am going to use 4 colors of acrylics...knit them til they're gone. I'm not real sure if the amount I have will do the entire baby sized Log Cabin...but I's gonna begin it anyway.

Here are my yarns:
YDS COLOR 496 RAINBOW MIX 357 PINK 360 PURPLE MIX 256 BLUE GREEN
The rainbow mix is an Encore Colorspun variegated.
The pink is Lion Pound of Love partial skein.
The purple mix is teal, purple, fuschia by Caron.
The blue green is Red Heart Soft.

Here is a schematic:

The blue marbley patches are supposed to be the Encore
variegated. The colorway is cream with yellow, pink, red, teal, blue.

Here's a photo of the Encore Colorspun. I used to use it a lot for the grandbabies!


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Old 12-06-2008, 06:37 PM   #26
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I'll be making a lapghan, but it's with yarn I purchased specifically for the project. I got several skeins of Lion Brand Chenille Thick & Quick in 3 different colors. The yarn was on clearance at Michael's this year for $1 a skein!

My colors are Forest Green, Basil, and Terracotta.


I plan on making a ripple lapghan with it. (Photo from pattern attached)
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I've always wanted to try doing a Log Cabin project too...I'm not sure how ambitious my class schedule will be (going back to school online in January - 8 credits...gulp!) but schedule permitting, I'd love to join!

This will probably be my first Log Cabin project, though...it's a great way to test out whether you enjoy doing Log Cabin projects:

http://www.knitlist.com/99gift/log-cabin-cloth.htm

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Hmmm...you're getting me thinking here....

I made the Absorba Bathmat from the Mason Dixon book, which is done in the log cabin style. It's easy to do, so the blanket wouldn't be a problem...except that I had almost convinced myself that January would be my sock knitting month...

Hmmm...

What to do, what to do...

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If someone wants to use the intarsia method and do garter here's a tutorial.

http://mimoknits.typepad.com/knittin..._intarsia.html
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It is gorgeous! And wonderful colors, too, Sandy!
I've tried knitting with chenille, but I can't control the worming. It drives me nuts! I gave up on chenille.
Maybe there's a trick to it that I don't know.
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