Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Mitre Squares are taking over my life....
I couldn't wait to get started on something when I received the book, and due to a spate of "Clown Knitting" for various birthdays I had bucket loads of nasty acrylic yarn left over in just about every colour imaginable - so I started on the mitre square blanket (pic below). At the moment I'm about 58 squares in, I've actually started sewing some together (which I was previously dreading) and have doscovered I LOVE MATTRESS STITCH!! It's fantastic - I just love the way fabric zips together when you pull!! (So I haven't knit so many squares this weekend for sewing - might as well make use of this while it lasts, coz lets face it - it's sewing! I'm sure the notion will wear off sooner or later!)
Here are about 40 of the squares laid out in the sun last week (no pics of the sewn up ones - the light is terrible as it's rained constantly for about three days - think we may be heading back in to winter!!)
I'm smitten with the mitered squares, too. I've got 25 wooly ones.
Good to hear the sewing isn't horrible.
I have so much Caron Simply Soft from when there was a baby boom in my family and was thinking of doing the exact thing you've done; a mitered square blanket. I'm thinking I'll be using the almost seamless techinque Kay posted on the MDK blog.
I've been itching to start one, but MUST finish the Moderne Log Cabin I started a month ago.
I would have loved to do the 'no-sew' version, but was so keen to start I'd done 32 squares before Kay did the big reveal meaning any future squares would be 2 rows longer, so i had to stick to the original plan!
And bonus, I now have something to do with all the Caron Simply Soft that's hanging around my living room!
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