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December 01, 2008

the sum of its parts

Some of you may have known, or may have figured out, that I was showing squares I had knit out of Noro Kureyon for a Lizard Ridge afghan. For those of you not in the know who may have been confused or frustrated, I apologize; but I didn't want to break the flow in order to stop and explain. 

There are thirty days in November, and thirty squares in this afghan/blanket--I made it one column wider than indicated in the pattern.

Now, I can show you everything at once. 

 I took this picture standing on a ladder

[Can you find your favorite square?]

This in the final configuration I settled on before I sewed all the squares together. There is a logic behind it that I'm not sure I could articulate. It was a bit like doing a sudoku puzzle based on hue and saturation. 

I had considered working in strips instead of individual squares, but I didn't think that would give me the control I wanted.  In the end, it wasn't so bad; and really, the horizontal seams were much easier than the vertical seams (especially when you take into account that I accidentally left out a few rows on some of the squares).

Yes, it's already all sewn together and is even fulfilling its function on top of my bed.  However, I haven't yet completed the border or tidied up all the ends.  If the weather ever improves (I'm guessing that won't be until March), I'll take another picture.

To the patient and indulgent among you: Thank you.

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November 30, 2008

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November 29, 2008

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November 28, 2008

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November 27, 2008

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November 24, 2008

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