Saturday, January 20, 2007

yet another project

Okay, I think I might be out of control! But I've been planning to start this for awhile, so I don't feel too bad about it. This is the beginning of my log cabin blanket. Remember the pattern I posted some time ago? Well, I decided to chuck it and change the plan. I found a neat idea here: January One Chance Log Cabin, and decided to put my own spin on the concept. I don't want to knit one big blanket. I want to do squares and then sew them to each other to make a bigger blanket, so here's what I'm going to do. I numbered each color that I'm using. Before starting each square, I use a random sequence generator to determine the order of the colors used for that square. Then, I go to the random number generator to determine the number of rows to use for each color, except the last one. The last color will be used to make up the difference. If there is no difference to make up, the last color will not be used. If the square reaches its desired shape and size before I finish with the colors, I will stop there. This is all experimental, of course, and I've never done anything like it, but I think it will be very interesting indeed. There will be updates as I go along...

4 comments:

  1. That looks great. I'm a big fan of the log cabin quilt pattern.

    Are you sure you want to sew the squares together? Have you considered crocheting them together?

    Try both and see which gives you the look you want.

    I can't wait to see a picture of the finished project.

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  2. Thanks, I'm a big fan of the log cabin pattern too.

    As for how to put the squares together, I haven't decided for sure yet. I don't know how to crochet, but if it is the best option, I'll give it a shot. I'm always up for learning something new, lol!

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  3. You are such a dork! I just love you to death!

    ::Spock voice:: Of course my blanket pattern is beautiful to humans - it is based on the results of a random integer generator!

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  4. Thanks... I think!

    But you forget, my darling. You are no longer Spock. I have dubbed you now and forever: Data. (I like him better anyway, lol)

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