May 01, 2007
- 120 miters, 30 squares, 85 different colors of yarn
- The first miter was knit on March 15, 2007. The last miter was knit on April 29, 2007. Forty-six days. 2.6 miters per day.
- Each miter starts with 72 stitches. Knit with US #6 needles.
- Four main miters, one background miter from a skein of Tahki Cotton Classic.
- Only one color used two skeins. I used it to make two background colors, and then wanted to use it for a main color. I needed to break into a second skein.
This project has completely consumed me. Knitting these miters was an extreme labor of love and I'm so glad I got to do it. All of the squares sat on my floor for at least a week off and on - I would leave them out there and keep adding squares to the mix as they came off the needles. Yesterday I decided on a final layout. I photographed it and lifted the squares off the floor and mixed them all up. I think I sort of want to erase the layout from my mind while I'm seaming the squares. I will be referring to the photographs for the seaming, but it won't all be together. Plus we need room to walk around the house.
Basically I had the squares down on the floor and every now and again I'd move some around. Then I'd stand on the arm of the sofa overlooking the squares and squint my eyes. (Quite the scene, I must say.) Yesterday I was DETERMINED to get this all down - don't ask me why but it became incredibly important for me to say THIS IS IT. I would move squares around and take a picture. Then I'd put the picture up on the computer and change it to black & white. I wanted there to be a somewhat even distribution of value throughout the blanket. Then I'd go back and move stuff around - take a picture - look at it in b&w - move more squares and on and on until I got what I wanted.
When I saw this combination up on the screen - I knew that this was it. I stood back in the doorway - away from the computer and looked at it and it was good.
I leave you with another bunch of pictures, because that's what I do.
I don't think I'll be blogging about the miters for awhile - it's time to put the project to rest a bit and move on to other things. My mind can't take it anymore. I don't know when I'm going to start seaming - maybe my next free weekend - which doesn't come for awhile. Or maybe I'll start seaming and it will overtake me and I'll become obsessed all over again. Have no fear - this blanket will be seamed. A border will be knit. This project will be finished.
Thank you so much for your enthusiasm for this project. It means so much to me that I can share my madness.
Posted by Cara at May 1, 2007 12:22 AM
Congratulations. Now step away from the miters and see how long it takes your head to clear....
Posted by: Beth in WI at May 1, 2007 12:39 AM
I love it. I love all the colors. I think your last picture is my favorite.
You should be proud. You've done a momentous knitting...thing. Well done.
Posted by: Amber at May 1, 2007 12:54 AM
I'm in awe! That is gorgeous. Of course I'm not too jealous of the seaming but then it's a labor of love, right? I love your hydrangea block. Oh and Lilly kicks too! Great job!
Posted by: Kimberly at May 1, 2007 01:02 AM
If you wanna come visit and have some pizza and seam, I'd be down (after hand-washing of course).
Posted by: Lauren at May 1, 2007 01:10 AM
Simply said: a work of art!
Posted by: Rachel at May 1, 2007 01:25 AM
Dude. Those are some hypnotic, trance-inducing photos. I know you've been posting pics all along, but seeing the miters all together like that? Fucking stunning. (Apologies for swearing. In matters such as these -- matters of genius -- it's just absolutely necessary is all.)
Posted by: Dr. B. at May 1, 2007 01:48 AM
FANTASTIC! But I have to ask: Aren't there a bazillion ends to deal with as well as the seaming? I hope you'll share at least a bit of the finishing saga with us - it's this piece that keeps me from jumping on the mitre wagon.
Posted by: kathy in juneau at May 1, 2007 02:02 AM
That really is spectacular. Gorgeous.
Posted by: Romi at May 1, 2007 02:02 AM
Posted by: Maia at May 1, 2007 02:16 AM
I don't know about you but I feel like kicked back and having a smoke... and I was just watching the miter show from afar! Congratulations- it is bloody fucking amazing and you are such an inspiration to other knitters. Maybe a martini-
Posted by: Leone at May 1, 2007 02:24 AM
This is just gorgeous!! I love all those colors together.
Posted by: ada at May 1, 2007 02:51 AM
My eyes become larger and larger when seeing all these colourful squares. It is amazing.
Posted by: handknit168 at May 1, 2007 03:10 AM
Posted by: India at May 1, 2007 04:43 AM
Madness, indeed. But totally cool, red hot, colorful madness. It even looks great in black and white. You go, girl
Posted by: Laura at May 1, 2007 04:47 AM
Great. awesome. Cool. Wahnduhful. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Tan at May 1, 2007 05:23 AM
i'm looking forward to seeing it all seamed up and bordered. it's an awesome project.
Posted by: maryse at May 1, 2007 05:57 AM
WOW! that is truly amazing. i am speechless. lovely work. i look forward to seeing the finished product - love the pixelated version, too.
Posted by: Kirsten at May 1, 2007 06:19 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations on your tenacity, and on such a beautiful job!
Posted by: Deirdre at May 1, 2007 06:30 AM
WOWWIE! The suspense is killing me, I can't wait to see it all seamed up. You are far braver than me, it looks like a huge, and like they said above, hypnotic project. It's been so much fun watching your miters form.
Posted by: Briana @ Horse Hound Knit Spin at May 1, 2007 06:48 AM
Congratulations on achieving a lay out you're happy with. I think it looks great. That last photo is my very favorite.
Posted by: Carole at May 1, 2007 06:50 AM
Wow, these pictures (especially that last one) are pure color madness. I don't think I could wrap my brain around all that color mixing, blending, dancing. I'm glad to see that you created some order out of the miter chaos.
It looks so fabulous. That blanket is worthy of some sort of tour, or at least a gallery opening once it's done. BTW, do you have a name for it, or will it just be known as the Miter Madness Blanket?
Posted by: Kristina at May 1, 2007 06:50 AM
It truly is a work of art. I would be so damn proud of that thing if I had knit it, that's for sure!
Posted by: Jen at May 1, 2007 07:07 AM
I'm amazed every time I read your blog. Truly a massive undertaking. I love the layout. Keep us posted on the seaming and end tucking.
Posted by: Joan Hamer at May 1, 2007 07:30 AM
I love how it turned out! I can't wait to see how the border comes out and it looks all finished. I'm starting to get the twitch to knit miters now...
Posted by: Leah at May 1, 2007 07:33 AM
i have to say that this whole mitred square craze was a mystery to me. the love and obsession over these blankets never really penetrated my cold, cold heart. maybe because they look like such a pastiche that my desire for the neat and orderly couldn't hack it (and all those ends!).
but your blanet may have just changed all that. it is gorgeous. i love your fearless use of color. i now understand the obsession. thanks for making it clear.
Posted by: angela at May 1, 2007 07:35 AM
You're not going to be blogging about miters??? That's it, I'm taking you off my Bloglines.
Only kidding, of course. (You did know that, right?) I can't wait to see what you get into next.
Posted by: Lucia at May 1, 2007 07:48 AM
I love it. Can you make one for me next?
Posted by: Beth at May 1, 2007 07:52 AM
I am in love. A true work of art.
Posted by: Libby at May 1, 2007 07:53 AM
Congratulations! That's beautiful work, and it has been a pleasure to read about.
So, do you have a favorite miter, or would that be as difficult as picking a favorite child?
Posted by: Emilee at May 1, 2007 07:56 AM
Perfection! Nice job of sending it off. I'll miss miters but it might be nice to see you a little less 'mad'. ;-)
Posted by: margene at May 1, 2007 07:57 AM
I don't think I'd call it madness; it's brilliance! The colors are beautiful.
Posted by: Brenda at May 1, 2007 08:02 AM
Your pictures are completely mesmerizing. Beautiful!
Posted by: kim at May 1, 2007 08:07 AM
The photos are just too yummy for words. The blanket is going to be a priceless heirloom. You will have to make more than one so your children can each have one.
Posted by: Cindra at May 1, 2007 08:08 AM
i'm somewhat sad to see the madness come to an end. thank you so much for sharing it. the blanket is beautiful.
Posted by: reve drapeau at May 1, 2007 08:08 AM
The final arrangement looks great! How much do all those miters weigh? Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your miter experience.
Posted by: Lisa at May 1, 2007 08:16 AM
If you think madness lay in the knitting. . . this may be just the beginning. We don't want you to go crazy from the end-weaving, but you know we're all clamouring to see this finished. However, I for one would be happy if it took you, oh, about a year to get the whole thing assembled and ends tucked away, because I think I can restrain myself from dropping everything and following suit until I see it all put together. And I won't be able to finish grad school on time if I start one now.
It's beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. You may just have to redesign a room around it.
Posted by: jodi at May 1, 2007 08:16 AM
Gorgeous. I knew it would come together in the end! I think the last picture is my favorite.
Posted by: Zarah at May 1, 2007 08:20 AM
I love the blanket and I think it is going to look great when it is all done. The final photo in the series gave me palpitations.....all order gone - poof!
Posted by: Renee at May 1, 2007 08:27 AM
The final layout is amazing. I'll envy you for a really cool blanket when it's all put together, but I don't envy you all the seaming! Good luck with it.
Posted by: Alison at May 1, 2007 08:31 AM
As always, you amaze me.
Simply stunning. Absolutely beautiful. There aren't enough adjectives in the world to describe how I feel about this project. Can I come over and wrap up in it when you're all done?? ;)
Posted by: Sarah at May 1, 2007 08:37 AM
Your miters are beautiful!
Posted by: Karen at May 1, 2007 08:44 AM
Master of your madness you are, Cara! Can't wait to see it come together.
Posted by: Frarochvia at May 1, 2007 08:48 AM
wow, that's gorgeous. :) I love the purple square (#26?) the best, but the whole thing is amazing. I've only finished like, 5 miters, but that's mainly because I'm packing and trying to finish other things for other people before I move halfway across the country. thanks for inspiring me to go insane and start my own. :) My squares are going to be my in-car knitting while we're moving & when I don't have to drive. hee hee. :) simply beautiful!!!
Posted by: Manda at May 1, 2007 08:51 AM
It's gorgeous and you're brilliant.
Thanks for taking us on this trip with you!
Posted by: earthchick at May 1, 2007 08:52 AM
I just wanted to make an acctual comment with my Kudo's to you for *almost* finishing this project. I've been stalking your blog for the past couple months watching (and loving) you make these miters. I swear, it almost - ALMOST - rubbed off on me, LOL. It's going to be uber beautiful when you get it all seamed together.
Posted by: Erin at May 1, 2007 08:53 AM
Gosh! The colors look soooo beautiful together. Gotta ask - can you do the squares w. your eyes closed now? :) Keep up the gorgeous work. It's just wonderful!
Posted by: Terry at May 1, 2007 08:53 AM
It makes me so happy (but probably not as happy as you) to think of you & Georgie all snuggly and cozied up in the mitered madness.
Can you imagine seeing that on your bed every time you walk into the room? I think I'd spend a lot of time walking into the bedroom.
That is the PERFECT final photo before commencing with seaming!
Posted by: Vicki at May 1, 2007 08:58 AM
Too wonderful for words. Great job. Love love love.
Posted by: Mandy at May 1, 2007 09:09 AM
Just beautiful!!! I'd bet that that would be a 10 year project for me just to knit all those - and then the seaming - I shudder to think about that.
Have to tried just ramdom placement of miters rather than the four with the common color staying together? Just wondering what that would look like...
Posted by: diane at May 1, 2007 09:15 AM
Gorgeous, Cara. I've so enjoyed tagging along on your "madness", especially since I can't imagine doing a project like this (carpal tunnel makes cotton a no-no for me, especially on a scale like this). Your photos are lovely.
Posted by: Kathleen Fivel at May 1, 2007 09:16 AM
Those colors are so exciting together! Wow. It's like they hum or something. This really inspired me to try to do something like that.
Posted by: Olga at May 1, 2007 09:17 AM
It's fantastic! Others have said it more eloquently, but it's true. I'm looking at the boring wall above me in my cubicle, and thinking about that wonderful photo of the miters all jumbled up -- any chance you'd sell a copy?
Posted by: marci at May 1, 2007 09:19 AM
Hey. I never ever got the point of miters before, but boy do I see it now! Utterly unique fabulousness. Congratulations.
Posted by: Nicola at May 1, 2007 09:27 AM
love it, love it, love it!!!!
Posted by: Debbie at May 1, 2007 09:30 AM
It's beautiful! I loved all the pictures, and I think the last one was my favorite.
Posted by: Kristy at May 1, 2007 09:34 AM
Oh my God! I love it, love it, love it!!! Even watching your "madness" (but such a method to your madness, don't you think?) has not disuaded me from wanting a mitred beauty of my own.
Thank you for sharing!
Posted by: Kathleen C. at May 1, 2007 09:40 AM
The squares and how they go together is just stunning!! I love the color pixels - wish I could figure out how to do it. Very interesting!
Posted by: Robin at May 1, 2007 09:41 AM
What a long, strange trip it's been.... but such fun. I love the last photo, too. Poof! and the order is gone, as another commenter said.
Posted by: kmkat at May 1, 2007 09:41 AM
As they say in Brooklyn, it's "Bee-YOO-dee-ful." You deserve a break--you must be "seeing" miters in everything: toast, buildings, post it notes.. give the brain a rest. You know..fuhgedaboud-it. ;-)
Posted by: Jennifer at May 1, 2007 09:41 AM
You are a color genius.
Posted by: Michele at May 1, 2007 09:48 AM
you ARE insane lol but in such a lovely way! oh i do hope you seam it up quickly, i think it's amazing you knit it in such a quick time period and if you had it seamed all up before may was over it would be even more amazing!
I am looking forward to seeing what you work on next, and I have enjoyed all your miter postings :)
Posted by: pixie at May 1, 2007 09:58 AM
can't wait to see a pic of you and G all cozy and wrapped up in it!
Posted by: brenda in toronto at May 1, 2007 09:58 AM
I have so enjoyed reading about the mitred square afghan from beginnings to this point. The colors of all your squares have been such a blast to look at and read about. I've started one to see how it goes. Thanks for all the great pictures and the beautiful work and for sharing it.
Posted by: Kathode Ray Tube at May 1, 2007 09:59 AM
Love the end result. Enjoy the process of seaming, when you can admire your miters all over again!
Posted by: Ann at May 1, 2007 10:04 AM
It is absolutely tantalizing. No wonder you were consumed. The seaming will be fun because you can see your squares in a different way and anticipate its completion.
Posted by: Dr. Steph at May 1, 2007 10:13 AM
That is BIG! The project, the vision, everything. Way to go, Cara!!! I love all the pictures, but that last one made me laugh. Miter leaves!
Posted by: elizabeth at May 1, 2007 10:15 AM
God, Cara, it's stunning. Congratulations!
Posted by: Amy at May 1, 2007 10:18 AM
Amazing, Cara. Just amazing. I love how 'in the zone' you were the whole time. :-)
Posted by: Beth S. at May 1, 2007 10:19 AM
I know you do photography for your work, and every time I see your pictures I know why. Those pictures are great. I especially love the last one.
Posted by: Emily at May 1, 2007 10:23 AM
Posted by: Kim Unertl at May 1, 2007 10:30 AM
That will be one fantastic blanket.
Thanks for making my eyes dance!
Posted by: Anna at May 1, 2007 10:42 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blanket. It is beautiful. Congrats on almost being done!!!
Posted by: Kristina at May 1, 2007 10:44 AM
It's just gorgeous! Have fun with the seaming and thanks for sharing the madness.
Posted by: Steph B. at May 1, 2007 10:46 AM
That last picture is my favorite.
Posted by: Ruth at May 1, 2007 11:09 AM
Truly remarkable. A thing of beauty beyond compare.
Posted by: Imbrium at May 1, 2007 11:13 AM
I second (third, fourth, eleventy-bilionth, whatever) the comments on everything, but especially that last picture is super fab. I'm sure the finished blanket will make your bed the centerpiece of your room :)
Your stamina is amazing. Can't wait to see what's next!
Posted by: Hannah at May 1, 2007 11:17 AM
That's not madness, that's simply art!
Posted by: julia at May 1, 2007 11:18 AM
A feast for the eyes!
Posted by: Lori at May 1, 2007 11:22 AM
thanks for the inspiration as always
Posted by: Karen at May 1, 2007 11:23 AM
I love all those colors, looks fabulous!! I'm very very tempted to make one myself!
Posted by: Meadow at May 1, 2007 11:30 AM
It's gorgeous! My brain still boggles at the thought that you did all of this in so short a period of time!
Posted by: natalie at May 1, 2007 11:33 AM
Really absolutely spectacular. Thanks for blogging about it along the way. It's been great to follow.
Posted by: Kate at May 1, 2007 11:48 AM
gorgeous! i love all those shots!
Posted by: gleek at May 1, 2007 11:49 AM
As a girl who hates to seam, that last pic gave me chills. Still the finished product may still be worth it. I really like your fianl layout.
Posted by: E to the M at May 1, 2007 12:03 PM
Great job! I really like the decision to used the same background color for each square. Mine is going to be more of a jumble, but that's what makes each person's blanket unique.
Posted by: Angela at May 1, 2007 12:08 PM
Wow! That's a lot of miters! I can't believe how quickly you did it. How do you plan on seaming the blanket and do you have any idea what colour you'll use for the border?
Posted by: Adriana at May 1, 2007 12:14 PM
Thank you for sharing all of the details on this project!! I have never tired of seeing all of the pretty, colorful pictures.
Lovely, lovely, lovely,
Posted by: Erin at May 1, 2007 12:17 PM
Cara ~ it turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!! All the frantic knitting (2.6 per day? yikes!), all the muttering and color planning, were totally worth it. That is a handmade, brilliant work of art. I think that after it is sewn up, there should be a bit of a public display and open admiration. :)
Posted by: Thalia at May 1, 2007 12:21 PM
I have always loved your photographs. This project has been really amazing; best of luck getting it all together!
Posted by: KimK at May 1, 2007 12:22 PM
I really love that last picture. (Which isn't to say I don't like the neatly-arranged blanket, or anything.)
Posted by: naomi at May 1, 2007 12:30 PM
I'm filled with awe! Thanks for sharing the adventure.
Posted by: Ramona at May 1, 2007 12:35 PM
Glad to see you do what you do. Now the rest of us can catch up in about a year or two;) Simply magnificent! Thanks for sharing, this has been very exciting to admire from afar:)
Posted by: Carol at May 1, 2007 12:42 PM
That last picture is my favourite of all time. It looks like it should be a puzzle.
Posted by: LaurieM at May 1, 2007 12:44 PM
Congratulations on your accomplishment! This is, and will be, such an amazing work of art. Your way with colour is just brilliant.
Thank you for sharing each step of the journey with us, you take such stunning photographs and I've enjoyed every moment of your madness!
Posted by: Adrienne at May 1, 2007 12:47 PM
Cara, it is majestic. Truly beautiful. Thanks for all the hard work, I've enjoyed watching your creative process. :)
Posted by: Cassandra at May 1, 2007 01:02 PM
Wow... just... Wow! They sizzle, they're powerful, and they totally work!
Posted by: Christene at May 1, 2007 01:08 PM
Totally amazing, snuggle-able piece of art. I do hope we get to see it seamed and bordered. You should feel quite the sense of accomplishment.
Posted by: PICAdrienne at May 1, 2007 01:11 PM
I love the squares and I LOVE the photos! What a great project. Thanks for sharing it.
Posted by: Doris at May 1, 2007 01:42 PM
Well, I think those squares are stunningly perfect.
Posted by: nova at May 1, 2007 01:46 PM
This ist SO beautiful!!
Posted by: Tanja at May 1, 2007 01:48 PM
So BEAUTIFUL!! I'm so excited for you and of course, along with everyone else, I can't wait to see the finished project. It must weigh 1,000 pounds!! Just georgeous! :) Congrats!
Posted by: Jen in Chicago at May 1, 2007 01:49 PM
I have miter envy! The layout for the blanket is exquisite. Your craftmanship is superb. I would love to knit that many miters just to have a pile of them to play with.
I'm going to miss reading about this project.
Posted by: Amy at May 1, 2007 01:58 PM
Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, Michele Basquit,Alma Woodsey Thomas, Lee Krasner, Frieda Kahlo, Grandma Moses, Helen Frankenthaler, Elaine De Kooning, Georgia O'Keefe, Eva Hesse, Joan Mitchell, Nita Leland....you should mount it and hang it on a wall
Posted by: terri lynn at May 1, 2007 02:15 PM
These pictures are amazing!! This is the prettiest mitered square blanket I have ever seen! There is method to your madness :)
Posted by: Stacie at May 1, 2007 02:27 PM
I'm blown away by this project. The colors are amazing, and I can't believe you knit it all so quickly (2.6 squares/day is pretty dang fast). Congratulations!
Posted by: Elizabeth at May 1, 2007 02:46 PM
Oh! This is the post I've been waiting for! They are so beautiful! Congrats on such beautiful work!
Posted by: laura b at May 1, 2007 02:47 PM
You are amazing...I feel lucky to be able to read and share in this via your blog. As wonderful as this looks on the screen, I can't imagine how beautiful it is in person. I envision one of your (also stunning) pictues of the blanket matted and hanging somewhere important or on a magazine cover somewhere...or notecards for all of us mortals to purchase :)
Posted by: michele at May 1, 2007 02:55 PM
Its been alot of fun watching you "obsess" over your miters!! The finally product is beyond beautiful!!
Posted by: Sherry at May 1, 2007 02:56 PM
Yay for miters! Seriously gorgeous mitering and I looove the colors. Looking forward to seeing the finished blanket!
Posted by: Cindy at May 1, 2007 03:01 PM
Notecards! Use the picture of the week, the last picture with all the jumbled squares, and the finished product. It's just beautiful!
Posted by: Ellen at May 1, 2007 03:24 PM
Wow, your knitting is beautiful! I LOVE the colors! And what amazing photography. A fantastic work of art!
Posted by: Janelle at May 1, 2007 03:25 PM
It has been an absolute pleasure to watch this blanket grow! Thank YOU for sharing not just your knitting but your passion. I am equally excited to see the final result and the pictures of it.
Posted by: Sulafaye at May 1, 2007 03:44 PM
Wow! Those look fabulous all together! Bravo!!
Posted by: Nonnahs at May 1, 2007 03:46 PM
Simply amazing. It looks WONDERFUL!
Posted by: Gigi at May 1, 2007 04:10 PM
your madness is both beautiful and inspiring. i have loved every post about the miters, fyi. thanks for the gorgeous colors and your humor and dedication.
Posted by: rachael at May 1, 2007 04:47 PM
I admire your tenacity!
Posted by: Ruth at May 1, 2007 05:01 PM
I have absolutely loved watching the journey of the miters. It's been amazing and I can't wait for it all to come together and a little sad to see it all end.
Posted by: Opal at May 1, 2007 05:19 PM
Wow! When this is all done, I think it should be framed and hung on the wall. It's definitely a work of art. Kudos. The Miter Photography series is also worthy of framing.
Posted by: Jennifer at May 1, 2007 05:29 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the last picture!! The randomness is awesome!
Posted by: Lani at May 1, 2007 05:50 PM
Oh. My. They are beautiful. I've loved the journey. Thank you for sharing. -s
Posted by: saraj at May 1, 2007 05:58 PM
It is perfect. Beautiful, beautiful!
Posted by: Erin at May 1, 2007 06:15 PM
The blanket looks just beautiful!
Posted by: Jen at May 1, 2007 06:44 PM
OK, I see you have about a BAZILLION comments, but I just had to say WOW and FABULOUS and just INCREDIBLE. I wasn't so sure I shared your miter madness (though I enjoyed your pics along the way)....but I gotta say, now I wanna do it too! OMG that is just so, so, AMAZING!
Posted by: lisa at May 1, 2007 06:56 PM
It must have been very satisfying to see all the mitres together at last ... especially once you'd hit on the final combination. It's been amazing to watch this obsession unfold over the last few weeks (nearly 3 a day?! wow!) and we're all looking foward to seeing the finished piece ... in it's own good time, of course! Now, have a celebratory drink of your aerated beverage of choice, and ... don't think about mitres for a while!
Posted by: Alison at May 1, 2007 07:20 PM
No more needs to be said.
Posted by: Beadknitter at May 1, 2007 07:35 PM
No matter how you stack, scramble, assemble or rearrange those squares, the outcome is lovely. My favorite picture is the last one with all the squares all mixed up.
Posted by: Judi at May 1, 2007 08:07 PM
Absolutely beautiful. I'm in awe. Have to go pick up my own needles. This is truly an inspiration! If I were you, I'd enlarge the photos to poster-size and hang them all over my living room!
Posted by: Knelley at May 1, 2007 08:11 PM
Oh WOW! It's amazing. So beautiful! Great job, I think it turned out so great. I've started on my own, I really need to get moving on it!
Posted by: Legally Knit at May 1, 2007 08:27 PM
"and it was good." UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR! It's friggin' unbelievably wonderful. WOW! Congratulations.
Posted by: SallyA at May 1, 2007 08:42 PM
That is just awesome! Wow!
Sheri in GA
Posted by: Sheri at May 1, 2007 09:23 PM
It amazes me how the colors "change" when they are next to something different. Very cool. Thank you for sharing the process.
Posted by: Jen at May 1, 2007 10:44 PM
That is amazing - you should be so proud.
Posted by: keri at May 1, 2007 10:50 PM
Wow!!!! They were pretty on their own, but when you put them all together they are amazing!!!
Posted by: Tonia at May 1, 2007 11:42 PM
Do you need seaming help?
It looks fantastic. I'm slowly building up my own Tahki Cotton Classic collection. I'm blown away by the number of colors you used.
Posted by: moirae at May 1, 2007 11:51 PM
The gorgeousness that you create and then photograph for us. If I could only be 1/2 as talented as you - I'd be so happy!
Posted by: tiennie at May 2, 2007 12:12 AM
Hi, there! I made a little KAL in your name. We were all inspired by your miters, and I figured why not show a little flattery in the form of imitation? I hope it takes off and you can be proud of us! Take care - Rachele
Posted by: Rachele at May 2, 2007 12:52 AM
You rock. I have loved wittnessing the journey!
Posted by: VictoriaE at May 2, 2007 01:23 AM
Posted by: eyeleen at May 2, 2007 01:51 AM
Too cool for words.
Posted by: Julia at May 2, 2007 02:10 AM
I absolutely love it. All your hard work really shines through and your attention to the color combinations has been a great inspiration. I'm charting one in my head as I type. Congratulations.
Posted by: Mel at May 2, 2007 02:57 AM
What you have created is absolutely incredible!
Posted by: Sonya at May 2, 2007 03:29 AM
Ooooh...pretty! I love your final layout.
Posted by: Angelia at May 2, 2007 08:20 AM
I LOVE the result and start thinking about making one like that BUT I don't have a clue on how to make a mitter. Could you please help me?
I would be most grateful.
Posted by: Nathalie at May 2, 2007 08:27 AM
I love, love, LOVE this project. You've done an awesome job all the way through. I can't believe how fast you've knit all those miters. I'm totally coveting the (almost) blanket!
Posted by: Leslie at May 2, 2007 09:14 AM
it's glorious and gorgeous, and you should be so proud.
i'll look forward to seeing the final, final project (whether that's in a week or a year, or five of some other time period. :)
Posted by: lyssa at May 2, 2007 10:21 AM
Your blanket is the most incredible ode to color that I have ever seen. I have loved every minute of it and look forward to seeing it in completion. Wow. And thank you.
Posted by: Maggie at May 2, 2007 11:30 AM
Your blanket will be marvelous!
Posted by: Angie at May 2, 2007 11:49 AM
Beautiful, perfect arrangement! I hope you're properly impressed with yourself.
Posted by: Valerie at May 2, 2007 01:32 PM
The pictures in this post made my heart pound a little bit. What wonderful-ness!
Posted by: beverly at May 2, 2007 02:15 PM
Really glorious! I've enjoyed reading your process so much that I'm even a bit sad that it's finished. Of course there will be FO pictures so there's that to look forward to!
Posted by: Scribbles & Bits at May 2, 2007 03:18 PM
your sense of colour and light with photography and knitting... leave me breathless every time.
this is utterly gorgeous
Posted by: stinkerbell at May 2, 2007 06:48 PM
WOW!! Amazing! That was so much work and it looks soooo great! I can't wait to see the finished product!
Posted by: Diana at May 2, 2007 08:21 PM
Bravo Cara! The squares are just fantastic! I can't wait to see it all seamed up!
Posted by: Allegra at May 3, 2007 09:27 AM
wow! I go away and stay off the blogs for a few days and come back and see this...well, wow!! So inspiring. Must get back to my poor neglected miters.
Posted by: gale (she shoots sheep shots) at May 3, 2007 10:19 AM
Beautiful blanket. I made one last year in blues and pinks and did a double crotchet border in a shocking pink acrylic (double shocking, eh?). My top tip is to get a talking book for listening to when you do the seams. It's a gorgeous blanket, and you'll get tons of use out of it.
Cindy (London, UK)
Posted by: cindy at May 3, 2007 10:22 AM
Its awesome! Gorgeous! Fantastic! Congratulations! :)
Posted by: Samantha at May 3, 2007 01:11 PM
Amazingly gorgeous! What a labor, labor of love. I'm floored.
Posted by: Carol Dean at May 3, 2007 08:23 PM
When you finish this amazing blanket you've got to -- and I mean got to -- find an art show to display this magnificant piece of art!!!!! What a study in color and design.
Posted by: nona at May 3, 2007 08:39 PM
Stunning. The colors are amazing, and I love the way even in photos (on a laptop!) the squares will shift and pop out like an optical illusion. What a wonderful work of art! I'm in awe.
Posted by: Susan at May 4, 2007 12:35 AM
Your miters are beautiful and what you have accomplished is amazing. I would love to have a collection of the photographs you've taken of them. The photos themselves are breathtaking.
Posted by: Jennifer at May 4, 2007 07:39 AM
So many people have said this before, but I have to add my little voice:
This is just stunningly beautiful and it's been so much fun watching you make it. I love the way you found your color combos and I love, love, love the square that commemorates your split finger. Seriously, I am in awe.
And now my fingers are twitching and I keep thinking about the wall of color at my LYS. Should I be afraid?
Posted by: Sarah R at May 4, 2007 08:56 AM
Seeing your squares is just so inspiring for me! I'm only on miter number 4 and I keep looking back at your posts to remind me that this can be done! I am panicking though as I have no set colour scheme!!
Posted by: Shell at May 4, 2007 06:25 PM
I've been inspired do some mitered squares of my own from this series of posts.
Not sure where you live in NJ, but you are invited to our World WIde Knit in Public day on June 9 here in Hoboken NJ. We will be knitting from 11 -4 at Pier A park on 1st Street and River Road. If you'd like to stop by, let me know.
Posted by: Denise at May 4, 2007 08:38 PM
It's absolutely stunning, you did an amazing job!
Posted by: Carrie at May 6, 2007 04:50 PM
I saw this and immediately thought of your mitered squares...
Posted by: Stacie at May 7, 2007 04:25 PM
Haven't checked back for about 10 days - I have been watching form afar and admiring your dedication/obsession/whatever! I love the hydrangea square and I think your work is great. Well done.
Posted by: Nic at May 8, 2007 02:21 PM
It's freakin' gorgeous!
Posted by: flair at May 8, 2007 09:48 PM