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  • Looks beautiful! I wish I could have been there to help sew up. Just wondering, am I the only one who meticulously examines the square pictures to try to find my contributions? πŸ™‚ It’s so exciting when I think I see them!

  • Kaffe-licious. Brava to all the seamsters.

  • Wow! The design, the size, the squareness of it all – what a blanket!

  • I see my square! I got a shout out, WHOOT!
    I had such a lovely time. I learned that wip stitching is easy and fast (duh). Somehow I stayed on the yarn diet (although I’m sure to break it at Knitty City in early January!). I met Zontee πŸ˜€ and ate lots of cookies. Good times.

  • Okay, so I couldn’t make it, but could help in early January probably, if you need……

  • It’s going to be a STUNNER, Kay!! Wish I could have been there to join in.

  • Dear deity-of-choice, I hate i-cord. You’re braver than me. It looks lovely. Well done all of you!

  • Wowee! Looking great! I continue to be distressed that I didn’t do any whipstitching. But it looks fabutastic!!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!!!!

  • That is beyond beautiful. The squares, the sewing and the final result.

  • Consider yourself GRIPPED Lady!
    ps: you are AMAZING!!!

  • No, Theresa, you’re not the only one who squints and searches. I showed everyone who came anywhere near a computer monitor when I spotted my four in the “crop circles” pix! (The mailman avoids me when he comes into the store now.) To Kay and all the stitchers, great job! I got me some tickets bought. Come to my house, little blankie, please, please, please.

  • wow what a beautiful blanket! as i am moving to Philadelphia next week, i will be able to come to the next seam-up, assuming there is one.

  • Kay, I’m so sorry I didn’t make it – I was planning to and I ended up having to work late. I promise I’ll be there for the next one.. There will be a next one won’t there??

  • Wow! It’s gorgeous! I wish I lived closer.. it looks like there was fun and good will going on and that’s always wonderful to be around.
    Happy Holidays!

  • yes i hit the zoom button
    go looking mine are in the picture
    knitters leave foot prints
    thank you kay and my goodness
    how connected we all are all over
    the world tis an amazement etc etc
    wonderful store thnk you for helping

  • Hey. Dawn came from up here in Ithaca. Send her back!

  • it looks great Kay!!! I had a great time – although I haven’t heard from Love-em-and-Leave-em-Lenny. He never writes, he never calls. I wonder what lap he’s sitting on today (do I hear a country song lurking in there?)

  • Fantastic!Sorry I couldn’t make it for the stitching.A four hour bus trip each way and the Christmas Crazy Crush just spur of the moment trips. The blanket is beautiful.

  • It’s looking wonderful, but it is the scope of this project, in DECEMBER of all times, that is truly breathtaking!

  • That’s truly spectacular. Great work all!

  • Yay~! I’m on teacher gift 4 of 4 too. But can I knit two Maine Mitts in two nights? Plus make a dessert for the company party tomorrow night? Plus work and take four hours to drive daughter to a doctor’s appointment tomorrow afternoon? And sleep?
    No problem!

  • I’m with Mary! Kaffe-licious!!!!!!!!

  • Reading that post was almost as much fun as it would have been to be there (and I hate whip-stitching). Great job, guys!

  • kay, thanks for the links and support. ron enjoyed his first time in the confluence of good deeds and blogger enthusiasm.
    i hope everyone has seen/admired your Ballband Condom Amulet as Keychain amongst the free patterns on the new site. inspired. -naomi

  • Oooh! I love those green squares. They just pop out and say Hi!

  • So, so beautiful. Everything. The emerging blanket, the knitters, the sewers, the whole thing.
    How will I ever repay all your kindness ?

  • It’s fantastic America. Truely beautiful.
    The First English Blanket has been won by Elizabeth Durand. Lucky, lucky lady!

  • Oh! I’m lovin’ it! It’s definitely Kay-worthy, and I’m so proud I’m bustin’.

  • Sounds like a perfect evening of knitterly fun, and what a wonderful job on the design – the idea of creating that pattern out of all those bitsy squares just floors me, it really does! Congratulations to all the sewer-uppers.
    And now that I have *not* won the first UK blanket, I will be focusing my amazing powers of blanket-attraction on *this* blanket exclusively…

  • That looks great! I really like purple surrounding the green in the last picture.

  • Just gorgeous! Whomever wins that blankie is very, very lucky.

  • All that square sewing makes me feel a little woozy, but I still wish I could have been there. Its looking fab!

  • Astounding! Really, I am speechless…

  • That is a seriously beautiful blanket. I don’t know whether to spend my paycheck on raffle tickets or every sock yarn made since 1975.

  • The blanket is looking fabulous!

  • OMG! I am reading along, zombielike, having not had enough coffee yet, and I am thinking, DANG, that woman in that picture sure looks a lot like my friend. Then I said. WHOA, she is IN New York City now! It’s HER!! I hope you enjoyed hanging out with Katie as much as I do down in Austin! Now she is famous!!!

  • Hey Dawn is the best knitter in Central New York, hands down! Truly one of the masters of our beloved craft.
    You can take her classes though πŸ™‚ She teaches a variety of classes from baby sweaters, to designing sweaters. She’s got a baby sweater class coming up sometime after Christmas. You can check http://www.knittingetcithaca.com for updates and other classes. No affiliation other than I really like Dawn and I teach the occasional class at Knitting Etc; too. Cheers!

  • The blanket is gorgeous. As for the back full of ends to weave, could the whole thing be backed with fabric? Fleece,flannel or something? The ends would only need securing and close trimming then. :O) That’s what this lazy knitter might do! Sorry to be so far away and not be able to help. I’d have loved to. samm