Squares for Jason's Blanket

TheKnittingMill's picture

Here are my contributions to the blanket for Jason. I was so happy to be able to participate! I committed to doing two squares, but was actually able to get four out of the skeins I purchased. They should be on their way to CA tomorrow morning after they have dried from blocking.

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mrossnyc's picture

I love your squares, they

I love your squares, they all look gorgeous! I also don't envy Kyle's job of deciding which squares go where on the blanket(s) that will be assembled.

AndrewNiehus's picture

I don't think I can read

I don't think I can read your post from now on. Here I am making my way through granny squares, and you make me feel the need to actually find the time to do something nice. For Shame! How am I supposed to balance all this school, ballroom dancing, learning German and all the other things in my life when I have this to constantly inspire me and push me to do pretty squares? How, I ask you?!

albert's picture

Consolidate your activities,

Consolidate your activities, for instance, dance with German girls who knit.

AndrewNiehus's picture

Oddly, I am already doing

Oddly, I am already doing this.

QueerJoe's picture

Not to mention all this

Not to mention all this whilst recovering from sun burn!

twistknit's picture

OMG! I was working on the

OMG! I was working on the same square - found the pattern in Vogue stitchionary but couldn't get it to match gauge or to lie neatly. Great Job you did- I love it!

purlyman's picture

Those are great!! I love

Those are great!! I love the xoxoxo one - that's so great! They're all great. You did a wonderful job.

chipsir's picture

Once again you have leaped

Once again you have leaped upwards, what beautiful squares. You have done us all proud. I don't envy Kyle the job of putting this all together, trying to decide what goes where!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jaxom's picture

Love that you are sending

Love that you are sending hugs and kisses to Jason. your stitch work is fantastic.

albert's picture

Magnificent squares! How

Magnificent squares! How did you handle the different gauges required for each square?

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks so much Albert.

Thanks so much Albert. Trial and error was how I broached it. I found a pattern I liked and would work up the first few rows in what I thought would be an adequate number of pattern repeats and would adjust up or down from there with my needle size. I had to do quite a bit of swatching knowing that I really couldn't afford much leeway in the blocking process with the acrylic yarn. I was lucky mostly! (",)

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
-- E. Zimmermann, Knitting Without Tears

MMario's picture

Great squares!

Great squares!

Nathanael's picture

This is a wonderful

This is a wonderful collection! Of course, I love the XOXO for many reasons. How did you do that last square? Is it 2 layers of knitting linked together in the middle and ends? Nice job!

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks so much! No, it's

Thanks so much! No, it's actually all done together in the round. I got the pattern from Ravelry. Here's the link:

http://knitting-and.com/wiki/Quilt_%28Square_Counterpane_with_Leaves%29

It's actually only a portion of the original square. I had to stop at 8" due to the worsted weight yarn.

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
-- E. Zimmermann, Knitting Without Tears

scottly's picture

How sweet!

How sweet!

kylewilliam's picture

amazing. I love what people

amazing. I love what people are doing when the only direction is 8" square.... fantastic!@

Kyle
www.kylewilliam.com

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Love the squares, Millard.

Love the squares, Millard. How thoughtful of you to send XOXOXO's of love to Jason. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Joe. When I saw this

Thanks Joe. When I saw this pattern I thought it was perfect considering the project!

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
-- E. Zimmermann, Knitting Without Tears