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1/11/2011

Continuing Saga of the Mitered Squares Blanket

 The gorgeous Cascade 220 arrived and I was eager to begin the mitered squares ghan for the then 7-year-old DGS. http://yarnknitreadlit.blogspot.com/2010/04/block-one-of-mitered-ghan-for-dgs5-is.html
 This "short cut" method to joining the squares is a beautiful thing...or so it seems because, well, no seams! The problem, rather, the PROBLEM arises when I realize that I don't want scrambled colors. Noooo, I want four sections of the same color to make the larger block. http://yarnknitreadlit.blogspot.com/2010/05/mitered-blanket-progess.html  The stars are not aligning, neither are the squares!
http://yarnknitreadlit.blogspot.com/2010/11/mitered-square-afghan.html
 Not only is the blanket unaligned, it is too small and has mistakes in it! Arrgh! This gentle art of knitting had a couple of smack-down moments!
 http://yarnknitreadlit.blogspot.com/2010/11/deconstructing-mitered-squares-afghan.html
 After a few days of taking verrry deep breaths, I began the redo portion of the deconstruction. Up from the ashes would rise this phoenix of afghans! Hurrah!
 Alas! I ran out of the denim heather and knitted all white to complete a section, only to realize that it was a horrible affront to the entire process.
The new yarn arrived yesterday from www.kyarns.com so that I can now complete the section in all its denim-y goodness.
                                   
 Out came winder to get these babies ready for some serious knitting.
Now I can make two more complete sections to lengthen the blanket for DGS, who is getting older by the minute. He's now 8-years-old. May the knitting gods smile upon me.

8 comments:

Beth said...

It's going to be such a great blanket! Love the colors you've chosen.

Traceyleezle said...

Tell DGS that for all the effort that went into this blanket it'd better go to college with him!

angela said...

Wow, just what the middle of winter needs--stripes. Great blanket.

Cozy in Texas said...

Very impressive.
Ann

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You're very talented!

Louise said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love the colours of these knitted squares and the pattern is really nice.

Louise said...

I have not tried mitered squares before. I love the look of your blanket. Can't wait to see it completed

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Ahha, was a lot more work than anticipated but the end result sure is nice. I love the colors! Very Cape Cod!!