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We have about 10 knitting days left to make 23 squares. Can we do it?? I think we can if we can get a few people involved. The link is in my signature, but the details are easy:<br><br>
Cotton-ease yarn in colors: snow, taupe, stone & charcoal. Each square needs to be 9x9 inches and can be any pattern you like -- although our intent is to gift this a teen (gender unknown) so super lacy squares are probably best kept to a minimum. Any square is fine -- garter stitch is wonderful! People are getting 2-3 squares out of each skein of yarn.<br><br>
If you want to participate but don't have $$ or access to the yarn, post here or on the blog & we will help (and if you have extra $$ or access to the yarn, do the same! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">).<br><br>
If we can do these in 10 days, then we can get them mailed to whomever will be seaming (me & my soon-to-be-bullied-into-it-friends if no one volunteers) & back out to the recipient by Christmas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Last time I checked, joann's didn't carry any cotton-ease (it's been a few months, though). michaels has the entire line, though.
 

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I will check Michaels this weekend for those colors. Hopefully I can get 2 done for you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hi - I'm a lurking new knitter...<br><br>
But if I can get to Michaels tomorrow, I'll try to get a few knocked out!
 

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Sweet! I'll see if our Michael's has those this weekend. A square I can do! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I need some tips -<br><br>
I'm hoping to start my square (maybe 2 if I can finish them quickly) today. With the cotton-ease, what size needles (6,8,9, or 13 is what I have handy) should I use and how many should I cast on for a basic stockinette or garter stitch? I seem to knit on-gauge, and I know I could do some figuring and figure it out, but I thought those who've done some squares might already know...
 

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Okay, everyone -- let me know how many squares you have done & I'll tell you if we have enough to assemble into a blanket. Otherwise we'll just extend this on to next year!
 

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I still only have the same original 6 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I can't get any more done but if we postpone until next year I will do another 6 for sure and maybe more!
 

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Yea, that's how I'm feeling -- I can't get any knitting done (hardly) with my teething baby. At least I assume he's teething; maybe he's just trying to make me so insane I commit myself... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"><br><br>
PS...did you receive the bag I sent? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Carolynn,<br>
Do you think you'd use the same colors again for next year? I'm going to do a stash knit down for 2008, but I could pick up some skeins before the year ends and work on a square here and there during the year.<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
Editing to add, I ahve some black and white of the old cottonease - the white should work with the new colors, but the black is not "charcoal." Hrm. Maybe I should work thru my actual stash. But either way - let me know if you think you'll do the same colors.
 

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Amey; I'd love to keep it to the colors we decided on -- it would end up being such a pretty blanket with just those colors, ya know? If we don't get much interest going next year, though, I'll open it up to all cottonease colors, and if I get really desperate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'll make it any yarn of the same weight.<br><br>
I was really hoping to make a cohesive looking blanket by keeping the colors specific, though, iykwim.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Oh, and the cotton ease was on sale last week (and maybe still) at Michaels for 3.99.
 

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I've been trying to post this to your blog, but can't remember my blogger password:<br>
I CO and got a few inches - then I realized it CO too many stitches and it's too wide. Actually i realized that early on but thought it would be fine, just would give a wide seam allowance. then i remembered - *knitting*, not sewing! SO I will need to unravel and start again, and I don't think I can do that in time to mail it to you by the time you would need it. I feel like a schmuck, and I'm so sorry I wasn't able to get this done in time. If the blanket ends up getting held for next year, I will happily contribute a few squares!
 
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