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  • Now there will be two gorgeous blankies in the world.
    Great job, even though I think it would have been okay with a log cabin evener!!!!

  • Blanket looks fab. Can’t hardly wait to make another half to match your half. I will wait, ’til the other deadline knitting is done, but hardly.
    It’s the double part of the double-dog dare. We all think half is what we can give, but we’ll give two halves each and though sometimes two halves make a hole that you could shout through, I think in this case two halves are conspiring to make two wholes.

  • It’s lovely! Another never ending supply of creativity in action and why I shouldn’t throw my “less than ideal” projects into the rip out pile. You saved the day, made a lovely afghan for a lovely cause and took the time to share it with us. Your creativity is inspiring. Hats off.

  • #2 is better. Much better. Not ass-like-looking at all. See, you knew what to do.

  • The perfect story to illustrate the importance of gauge! I’m glad that you “made it work”!

  • Nice punting!

  • Oy! Glad you managed a fix.

  • Thanks for the chuckle. I needed that.

  • Kay, you must absolutely be my favourite person of the day. As a math major, how can I not love a person who uses the phrase “crime against geometry”?

  • Ruh-roh indeed! Good save!

  • At Knitz Can Do, we use the buddy system. No more flying solo. You need somebody watching your back at all times. Second off, you’re gonna learn to discipline your image. You think I got where I am today because I swatch like Jemima Puddleduck over here?

  • Wow! I got a chuckle out of the blanket mismatch fiasco, but I’m sure it must have been very frustrating at the time. Great job though – can’t wait to see the next one. Cool idea to knit 2 halves by different knitters and then join them!

  • Once again, you’re the champ.
    How marvelous of you to drop everything and crank out half a blanket in less than no time!
    And how marvy that there will be another one to match soon!
    I sit forewarned though — if my buddy E and I ever get up to this, there WILL be gauge swatches done! and a gauge chosen. (she’s SUCH the tight knitter, it’s scary)

  • OH GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s that dreaded “G” word again! I hate gauge – I defy gauge – and similar to what happened to you – it GETS ME EVERY TIME! lol
    The blanket looks great and I’m sure will be much loved!

  • Heck yes I recognize Napoleon Dynamite quotes!
    I’m glad I’m not the only knitter out here who quotes him frequently. Gosh!

  • I had a great gauge lesson with my knitting kids yesterday. Three girls all finished the same bag, with the same number of stitches,the same needles, and the same yarn and got three very different sizes! We shall see what the magic of felting brings…

  • You made the right choice. The initial colors together, um, not so pretty. No log cabin in the world could unite those colors and make sense.

  • I’m glad someone else said it first. But, given the color combo in the first photo, I think you were wise to reknit. I love color and I think you have a great eye for color so maybe something just isn’t coming through the monitor. But the combination of reds and blues with eggplant and celery (which is what it looks like here)…pretty yucky.

  • i hope to see that red/green mitered goodness somewhere in the near future because that is such a great color combo!!! :o)
    the resulting blankie is very very purdy too!
    i’m just sayin’, that’s all. i hope the red/green mitery goodness returns. with a vengeance. ;o)

  • The blankie is awesome. I love it. You’ve got plenty of mitering skills. I like to channel my inner Napoleon too. It’s the right thing to do, especially in a situation like that.

  • We might have to start a Loose Knitters Club. But people might get the wrong idea.

  • Help.. my daughter wants to KNIT! thisis a good thing; she saw a pattern for a beach bag in your book -I bought her size 50 needles and some lanyard..but we had the book from the library and now we don’t.. can you please email me how to make it -or at least get started until I get the book?? If I wait too long, she may lose the knitting bug!!
    PS I lvoe the miters!

  • Madalyn (http://unravelme.lettucepieces.com) and I had the same problem! We had the same # of stitches, same needle size, but didn’t even think about that old gauge thing. Madalyn is the tightest knitter in the world. I’m usually pretty close to gauge. Luckily our squares worked out to a perfect 5 to 6 ratio!