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    The Traveling Afghans

    Hi Fiberkind Friends- I just stumbled across this. This KAL looks cool. I'm debating about participating as it kicked off in January, and I'd have to play catch up. It is a mystery KAL with designers selected from around the world. Lion Brand yarn is involved. Looks fun. Is anybody doing it? Maybe there was a thread about this, and I missed it?

    https://www.twoofwands.com/travelingafghans

    #2
    This sounds really fun! I may have to play catch-up!

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      YAY! I am trying to decide what yarn to use.

    • chrisz
      chrisz commented
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      Ok if I have a partner in crime I will try to play catch up with you PurlgirlButtons Char LOL. Need to run out and pick yarn quick!!! And yes Char I wasn't sure where on here it should go so please organize as needed

    #3
    Oh! This looks fun. I could certainly put this into the community events section if you would like! As far as catching up, it seems like it wouldn't be too bad at this point. There's only four blocks released on the crochet, three on the knit side (waiting on the 4th to arrive?)
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD = -3; YTD = -62

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      #4
      This looks like an amazing MAL! I might have to do this as crazy as it is for me to take it on. I seem to be collecting UFO's...
      Shelly in South Carolina

      "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

      US Gardening Zone 8B

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      • chrisz
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        I know! It looks really fun. I don't know how I didn't know about it. I'm printing the first pattern today and starting tonight. Join if you can!

      #5
      PurlgirlButtons FreedomLover chrisz - I moved the topic here
      Knitting is happening here! ❤️

      2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD = -3; YTD = -62

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      • chrisz
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        Perfect thanks Char!

      #6
      Day 1 and I'm already "cheating." I want to use stash, too, and have a bunch of bright (really bright) Plymouth Encore that I bought to make a baby blanket. All my stash Wool-Ease is blah colors, which is why it is still in my stash. It's February, I need color!

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      • Char
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        I wouldn't call that cheating - I would call that joining in on the 2020 Stashbusters group as well! LOL

      • chrisz
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        Sounds great! I hear you about color this time of year! Though I did select a neutral. Can't wait to see a pic!

      #7
      So, I decided to go with the crocheted version, at least to begin with, as I am trying to resurrect my crochet skills. I have forgotten how sometimes it is hard to get the right size when you are making blocks. It's so much easier to whip out a one-piece afghan! So that is my learning curve. I will post pics, soon, but you may need sunglasses as the yarn is BRIGHT! Please be kind, I haven't crocheted in a while...

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        #8
        PurlgirlButtons I don't know any crochet so I'm going to be happy to see your work! Good luck.

        I started knitting. I finished the first square in no time. The second square has several stitches that I'm not familiar with so it is much slower and I have already messed it up. This one is proving to be really difficult. I'm thinkin of skipping it for now moving to square three to keep my momentum going. Later I can come back and reattempt or replace it with something easier. Not sure...

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          #9
          I can’t wait to see your pictures! chrisz how big are the squares?
          PurlgirlButtons have you started yet?

          I am debating on starting. I really want to finish a couple projects before I start another. But - I am pretty good at “catching up”, so that is Ok.
          Knitting is happening here! ❤️

          2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD = -3; YTD = -62

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          • chrisz
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            Char I only have the first one done. It measures 8X8. I think the guidelines on this KAL say they are supposed to be 10' squares but I didn't swatch and I believe I'm a fairly tight knitter not to mention my yarn selection I think is playing a role. I selected Lion Brand Feels Like Butta. I figured since it is a blanket I wanted it soft and it really is soft! I'm fine with it coming out off. The first one was really quick!

          #10
          Hi chrisz , Mine were small also, and I'm feeling like it's going to be an ongoing problem. I think I am going to shoot for more like 9". Crochet sure does seem to suck up a lot of yarn!
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          • chrisz
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            Wow, these look great @purlgirlbuttons!! Love the bright colors. Keep up the great work! I need to catch up quick!

          #11
          I knit square 1 and 4, 2 and 3 weren't my cup of tea. I'll probably knit 4 again in a different color, I really enjoyed it. People in the sock knitting group will recognize these paws, they belong to my German Shepherd.

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          Shelly in South Carolina

          "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

          US Gardening Zone 8B

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          • Kathy7661
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            I really like the texture and colors of these squares.

            So I went to the German Shepherds group to put a face to those paws...Laurel is a beauty! 💕

          • FreedomLover
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            Thank you!

          • chrisz
            chrisz commented
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            FreedomLover beautiful work! So updated... I have #1 done started number #2 but think I mentioned I'm stumped on it. I think I'm going to skip and do #4 as you did. Just sort of work with what I like etc. Love the paws. My pup got a hold of my WIP shawl. totally my fault as I left it in reach of her. I really don't like the yarn and am thinking this is the second shawl I'm frogging for the Q1 KAL. Ugh oh well-gotta move on.

          #12
          Square #5, after seeing Kathy7661 's Battenburg blanket in the March make-along I've decided to knit half the squares in cream and the other half in blues and greens and sew them together in alternating colors.

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          Shelly in South Carolina

          "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

          US Gardening Zone 8B

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          • FreedomLover
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            Thank you both!

          • chrisz
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            Looking good and good idea bout the color scheme!

          • FreedomLover
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            Thanks!

          #13
          The knit square #6 is up and I love the story behind it. From the Knitatude blog:

          "My heritage is Dutch and I’m a third generation Canadian. My mom is second generation and my Nana came over from Holland with my grandfather. I don’t know if it’s the Dutch in me that loves tulips so much, but there’s something about these flowers that bring me so much comfort. if you don’t know, Holland plants thousands of tulips every year in honour of Canada and their part in freeing their country from the second world war. "

          http://www.knitatude.ca/blog/2020/3/...fghan-square-6
          Shelly in South Carolina

          "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

          US Gardening Zone 8B

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            #14
            I loved the idea of the tulip stitch but I didn't like knitting it.*** I found this Tulip Fields block and made it instead.

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            *** This is an understatement.
            *Updated pattern (specifically Row 15) and charts 4/8/15. This month Skagit Valley, WA, a length of lovely farmlands surrounded by both mountains and the northern islands …
            Shelly in South Carolina

            "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Dalai Lama

            US Gardening Zone 8B

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              #15
              Well, it looks very pretty, even if it wasn't fun to knit ☺️
              Kathie from Indiana

              2020 Stashbuster MAL: WTD - 0, YTD +39

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              • FreedomLover
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                Thank you, this block was fun to knit, I substituted it for one that wasn't because I wanted the tulip theme.

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