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Old 01-11-2009, 09:29 PM   #111
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Can I join this KAL, too, even though I started the log cabin a year ago and put it down for about 8 months to do other projects?

I started the blanket for my five year-old nephew using 10 colors of Simply Soft that I thought would be good kid colors and figured I'd just keep knitting until I ran out of yarn.

I'll post a picture when I find my camera.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:02 AM   #112
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Here is a photo of my blanket so far.

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Trisha - great start to yours. Looks like a traditional quilt square with the red centre. very nice.

Jessica - how far did you get before you stopped. I am using six colours of Caron Simply soft Brites. I am quite surprised how far they go.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:52 AM   #113
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Awesome blankets everyone!! Kudos to you Artlady for getting done so fast too! I have just a few rows to go on log 8, then on to the split logs. I'll post pics when I can get around to it.... just been a busy week and weekend around here.

I haven't decided on how I'm going to do the border yet. I contemplated just doing a block border rather than a mitered one... you know, just picking up and knitting along two opposite edges first (probably the long sides) and then doing the same on the remaining two edges. I thought that might look a little more log-cabin than a mitered border... but the border on ArtLady's looks great, so I don't think it really matters. I might go with a little wider border too depending on the amount of yarn I have.

No more hockey games until this weekend, so hopefully I can get block 9 done this week!
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:20 PM   #114
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Hi Jessica! Welcome! Thanks for joining us! We look forward to following your progress!

Hi Trisha!
Welcome! Your stashghan looks wonderful!
Ya know, I have some additional acrylic I dug up...colors that would not do for the girlie stashgan. Celeste has a brother, Caleb...so I think I might make another stashghan in March or April...and then give the kids their blankies at one time. Otherwise I'm gonna have to give Caleb something else...and I don't know what. He isn't a sweater, hat, scarf, mitten kind of kid. He is too hot and itchy. Like his Dad (my son)!

Hi Karina!
Your blanket is GORGEOUS! Like Trisha's, I like the traditional log cabin layout! I think it is great for more multiples of colors, too. And those skinny logs (not fat logs with 36 ridges) would be more accommodating for odds 'n' ends of yarn! And for striping bits into the log.

Hi Weezie! Doing your border 'log cabin style' would be really neat! That would certainly work! Good idea! I was tinkering around with making my border wider...but I was afraid that knitting more than 4 ridges with increases at each end of RS rows would throw off the miter angle. AND, I must confess...I was sick to death of garter stitch...and was anxious to be done with it! That was the decider!
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:27 PM   #115
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I decided to join ya'll in this KAL. I have got to clear out my stash, I'm out of room and getting "the look" from dh hehe.... I have decided to do OpArt from Knitty. I have several nephews and nieces that these would make fun gifts for. After seeing a rainbow version on Ravelry I decided this pattern would work well with the multiple colored odds and ends from my stash. I start today!

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Old 01-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #116
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Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post
I decided to join ya'll in this KAL. I have got to clear out my stash, I'm out of room and getting "the look" from dh hehe.... I have decided to do OpArt from Knitty. I have several nephews and nieces that these would make fun gifts for. After seeing a rainbow version on Ravelry I decided this pattern would work well with the multiple colored odds and ends from my stash. I start today!

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Hi Libbie! The OpArt seamless blanket is really a wonderful design! Wheee! Thanks for including the link, too!
I think you are right...the OpArt will all multiple colored odds and ends to be utilized to best advantage! Looking forward to following your progress!
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Hi Libbie Just went to look up the Rainbow Opart. that is so cute, cant wait to see yours.
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Help!

I have added a new color (pink) to my now-knitted 4 rows of blue. My question: do I add it on the right side or the back side? I mean: supposing I choose one side to be 'the right side'. Then this means that 'the wrong side' has a line of pink/blue. kwim?
So, when I return to just blue knitting (cz I'm making pink stripes in the blue), should I return to blue on the same side as the smooth row, or the row with the pink/blue line in it?

This is what I call 'right side'



and this would be 'wrong side'


So, I'm guessing that in order to have a neat look to the 'right side' I have to always start a new color on the odd numbered row? I am ready to return to blue, and I've knitted 3 rows of pink, but I believe I have to knit one more row of pink and begin blue on the right side?

clear as mud?
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Gargolyelib: That is one cool pattern, thanks for the link!
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It's OK, I think I figured it out myself. I must start a new color on the 'right side' which happens to be an odd-numbered row. I knit a few more rows, and got this.

Right side:

Wrong side:


I have to mention that the pink yarn is a tad nubbly, it's not my uneven knitting (not totally)...

This is my first block. It looks larger than other people's first block.
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