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Old 01-02-2009, 11:44 AM   #11
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Hi Everyone.... I got started on my log-cabin stashghan late yesterday afternoon after un-decorating from the holidays and getting a few other things done around the house, then the evening was devoted to this knew KAL. I'm using Caron Simply Soft and US6 needles in pastels for the baby size.

I just love the garter stitch as I can just knit, knit, knit and not think and most of the time, not even look, so it was perfect for watching some hockey last night. I was having so much fun, I stayed up way past midnight again last night, so am dragging a bit today... but I got blocks 1-3 done and a bit of block 4. I'm looking forward to working on it over this coming weekend too.

I thought at first my gauge must be off because the first two blocks seemed bigger than I had imagined they would for a baby size, but I measured gauge and all was fine, so did a little figuring based on the pattern picture and number of rows on the remaining blocks, and it should come out pretty close to the stated finished size, maybe a little bigger, but that won't matter. I'm not sure I'll have enough stash yet in the four colors I chose, but I'll improvise if I don't and add a couple more colors if I have to.

Glad to be a part of this KAL... my first... and so far, so good! I look forward to getting to "know" all of you through this project.

Happy New Year!
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:29 PM   #12
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Hi Weezie! I noticed the same thing myself! The logs for the baby blanket size are much bigger than I thought they'd be!

But my gauge is ok...and since the overall size of my blanket doesn't matter much, I'm ok.

I think gauge would be a definite issue if some had purchased all the yarn specifically for this blanket. You wouldn't want to come up short on yarn, nor have a lot of yarn left over.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:29 PM   #13
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I've started and done 4 blocks but i'm just makin it up as i go along at the moment so i'm not worried about the size, when its big enough I will know! Startin to get a bit stuck now tho cos I don't have a circ in the right size, been using straights and am now beginning to run out of room! Hope my options turn up soon!
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:11 PM   #14
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I have completed logs 1-4...and will pick up 96 stitches with the pink for log 5 along the top edge of this photo below!

These are my 4 colors...and I hope they will take me to the finish line.
Pink is log 1, purples is log 2, teal is log 3, and rainbow is log 4.



All of these yarns are leftovers from sweaters I've made my grandbabies! Some of these yarns are 7 years old! Sigh.
That means that my grandbabies are now grandchildren!
I miss their chubby little legs, arms and cheeks!
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That's REALLY pretty!!!!
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What's neat is that I can remember every sweater I made using each of these yarns! And so can the kids!

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Here's what I have so far. I wanted to get done with the cream colored log tonight, but I had to redo the dark green one over do to an unfortunate incident involving my 3yo DS and a pair of scissors!!! Lesson learned, don't leave them alone together. Sometimes I forget what he's able to reach now.

I really have no idea what I'm doing, I'm just making it up as I go!
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is casting on... cept.. not in all the colours i wanted :(
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Artlady - I love the story behind your blanket. Bet all the memories come floding back as you are working on it. Makes this an even more precious knit. looks great.

Lieuvena - your blanket looks great so far. I have a 2.5 year old daughter which is the reason I use circular needles for everything, harder to for her to pull the stitches off. How do you like your Options/Harmony?
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Lieuvena - your blanket looks great so far. I have a 2.5 year old daughter which is the reason I use circular needles for everything, harder to for her to pull the stitches off. How do you like your Options/Harmony?
Thanks. I LOVE them. I just bought a cable and one pair of size 7 in both to see which ones I liked before I took the plunge. It was hard to decide but I love the Options! I will be ordering them very soon. I will probably get the Harmony dpns later.
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