Monday, August 14, 2006

miter diplomacy Round 1

Our call to Kofi Annan for peacekeepers went unanswered. We read the papers. We understand. The first round of mitered square afghan assemby had to be handled all by ourselves.

Our plan was, start out calmy with a limited square swap, no need to attempt a full afghan layout. We'd mix up our use of colors and stripes, sew them into sets of four independently and meet again in two weeks to lay out the whole she-bang.

We have no restraint. 30 seconds after I walked into her place:

1stTry


Tendencies quickly emerged.
diag
There was reconsideration.........5

and we found an agreeable first layout, knowing we still had options, when we meet again with these in sets of 4.
together
We have five squares left to knit, we wanted to see if any color combo was obviously missing. Umm, yeah, right.
After I showed her a really lumpy demo of how to do mattress stitch (not), we decided to see how long it'd take to steam/iron and weave in ends of a couple of squares.
Its not so bad. Really.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Love it! Your blanket reminds me of this -- Color Game is my favorite desk-top distraction. How are you all ever going to make yourselves stop playing with the patterns? Kelly.

Lola and Ava said...

Looking good! I have 4 more squares left in my blanket, but I'm having a hard time knocking those out. I've been doing some of the seaming as I go, but it isn't making it easier. My goal is to have the squares done by end of summer.

Melissa said...

wow, that really looks so cheerful with all those colors! I am also working on a mitered square blanket.... but MUCh slower!

Karen said...

WOW! Your afghan is going to gorgeous. Love all those colors. Happy seaming.

Carol said...

What a happy inducing blanket! Well, other than the headache of sewing-up...

kt said...

Yummy! I have to second Carol's well-reasoned statement--hopefully, the happy of the blankie will keep everything cool whilst you seam....

Melissa said...

It looks great! I can't wait to see it all finished up. Dang you are making me want to knit one of those!!!

lill4my said...

It is goooorrrrrgeous!!!!! I have about 6 squares made myself, quite a long way to go!

Are you going to put a backing on it at all?

Linda

nona said...

Wow! This post made my day -- what beautiful squares and they look so amazing together. Frankly, I don't think you can go wrong anyway you put your blanket together.

Siri said...

FANTASTIC...and so nice to see how all the KnitPicks Shine colors work together with one another. Very well, I'd say...especially in the hands of you and your, um... sister, I believe it is?