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Monday, February 4, 2008

The Services Auction Afghan!

Here are the assigned squares for the afghan!

As of MONDAY, 2/4 at 10:12 AM:

All of the afghan squares are now assigned, with the following exceptions:

#43 MOLLUSKS (uses cable needle) = NEED ONE MORE

MARIA
#36, #37, #38 (two), #39, #40, #41, #42 (two), #44 (two), #45 = 12

SYLVIA
TWO EACH of #39, #40, #44, and #45 and THREE OF #43 = 11

KATHRYN
ONE OF #38, TWO EACH OF #39, #41, #42, #43, #45 = 11

CAROL
#36 (two), #38 (one), and TWO EACH of #40, #41, #42, #44 = 11

DOVE
ONE OF #37, TWO EACH OF #39, #40, #42, #44 = 9

FRANCES
#36 (three), #40 (two), #42 (one), #43 (two), #45 (three) = 11

GERRI
#37 (two), #38 (two), #39 (three), #44 (two) = 9

SUSAN
#36 (two), #38 (two), #40, #41, #42, #43 (two), #45 (two) = 11

CHRISTINE
ONE EACH OF #38, #41, #42, #43 = 4

JUDIE G ("delano")
ONE EACH OF #41, #42 = 2

LIZ K
ONE EACH OF #37, #38, #44 = 3

GINNY
TWO OF #36, ONE OF #37 and #44 = 4

JUDY G ("tutsah")
THREE OF #37 = 3

DEADLINE for the finished squares, for those of us who work best with deadlines: OCTOBER 1, 2008. This will give us enough time to stitch it all together in time for the auction in mid-November!

2 comments:

Maria PN said...

Re "GAUGE": please note the paragraph on GAUGE on the first page of the pattern. It is 22 stitches and 30 rows to a 4” square.

This means that you should first knit a sample square that measures 4” across and 4” high, using stockinette stitch (knit one row, then purl the next, and repeat) and Size 5 (US) needles. Then measure the number of stitches across in those 4 inches and the number of rows high in that 4”. It should be 22 stitches across and 30 stitches high. You may have to go up or down a needle size depending on how tightly or loosely you knit. If you have more stitches than that, then switch to larger needles. If you have fewer stitches, then switch to smaller needles. This will ensure that your finished squares come as close as possible to 6-3/4” x 6-3/4”.

We saw the differences in individual gauge demonstrated in real life at the January knitting circle. This will be important when we try to stitch all the squares together!

Maria PN said...

A note: We saw at Frances's that despite our best efforts at "getting gauge", the squares do differ in size and number of stitches. Don't worry -- just do your best to reach the intended size of 6-3/4" square. We'll obviously have to do some "easing" when it's time to join the squares.