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Friday, February 24, 2012

Kaleidoscope, Childrens Play

Remember the fun you had as a child with a $.59 cardboard Kaleidoscope? That was the first thing that came to mind when I designed this afghan from these colorful little squares. They are indeed smaller squares then I typically get (size 7-10 inch being the requirements). These have been in my stash of squares for a good long while. The other day I decided it was time to dump squares out of the containers and do some designing.......also a good way to remind myself what I had on hand. As you probably know, I'm constantly working on assembling but always several designed and in que. I'll add several rows to these to make a nice child sized afghan for our project, "Welcome Home".

I also like to design ahead so I can grab a bag to edge for car rides, travels, and lunch at work. Particually when the squares are the same size, they make for a good grab and go project.

I could edge and join in pink...would look really girly then; or green or brown to make it more masculine? But, there's always ivory which would make it...either? Thoughts on this? Then again, black would be more like a Kaleidoscope wouldn't it? But, is black ok for a childs afghan?

Love some input on this, as I'm almost done (should be later today), with the current ghan I'm working on, and planned to do this one next.

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Tomorrow updates for part I and II of the contest.

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Scarves: 28
Slippers: 20
Shawls: 2
Afghans: 7
Mittens: 75
Squares: 79
Socks: 42
Misc Items are not counted individually (such as personal care items, headbands, gators, yarn, wrist warmers/fingerless gloves etc)

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  1. It looks great!

    I loved playing with a kaleidoscope, too.

  2. Another grrrrreat ghan, Sandy! I think the pink would look nice and girly and since there is pink in it already.....then maybe it is already for a little girl! However, I think black would really make it POP!! Maybe you should try to do one side in one color and another in the other, then make the final decision. Whatever you decide, it will be grrrrreat!!

  3. Hi Sandy! You are a great designer of the Afghan squares! For some reason the brown jumps out at me! Its just me though but I would edge in brown.

  4. What about some of the variegated brown you showed us yesterday? You know as I typed that, I felt kinda nosy - like I've been looking through your stash.

  5. Loving all the ideas and input. I first thought pink, cause I have a fair amount of it in my stash....and off white. Brown might be iffy for have enough all the same shade etc. The variegated....hum, hadn't thought about that, would that be too many variegateds? Would it be really dizzy? psmflowerlady, nosy looking through my stash....lol, you cracking me up.

  6. Black would set off the kalidoscope affect. Have you consider a bright blue?

  7. Thanks SarahFay, bright blue...hum, that hadn't pop into brain. I'll have to check stash, think I have lots of blue.

  8. Love it love it love it.
    What more can I say !!
    Sandie in FL

  9. Yeah you have enough bright blue - I saw some when I was peeking. LOL! Just kidding!

  10. Add another vote for "black to make it more kaleidoscope-y" from me! :) I love the squares (and kaleidoscopes), and I think black is a-okay for a kid's blanket in this case.

  11. My vote is for black also. It's gonna make those bright colors pop!! Awesome work!

  12. I think that black would be a cool and daring choice. On the other hand, I also like a cream color which would look great with all of the colors of the squares.

  13. LOL, pmsflowerlady, is that where that mess came from...you playing around in my stash...I wondered

    Thanks Kathleen, Allyson and autumngeisha for weighing in on the color.

    Tossing the afghan I finished last night in the wash, then going to check my stash and see which I have the most of black or off white and get started on kaleidoscope before the days out.

  14. love the squares, black would look good.


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