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  1. Hi everybody, Two days ago, I got the idea of making something out of my stash. I thought that I would like to make an afghan for myself. First I will tell you that I have Red Heart Super Saver or Classic. I have many colors. I also have many skeins of each color (such as 2 through 8 skeins) and I am trying to get the colors to blend with each other at least. This may entail creating more than one project. So be it, but for now let's just start on one project which would be the afghan. I had thought of granny's daughters and almost decided on this until I saw a picture and ruled this out because I would have to have a large amount of any color that I chose to go around the granny's daughter and I don't know that I have that much. My original idea for the afghan was to knit in strips and then crochet them together. I was going to use number 8 needles (U.S.) and do stockinette stitch. However, I need some help in this because the question arises, what do I do afer I knit the first strip? I had thought to make the strips two inches wide, but I wonder--would this be wide enough or too wide? I have many skeins of yarn and many colors. I also had thought of knitting several rows of one color but then that is where I need help from you nice people. After the first row is knitted, what then? I know that the obvious answer is join and knit another color, but there is where it gets' tricky. Do I choose a color for the second row and hope it matches or blends (this is my first choice) or do I simply pick another color whether it matches or not? I really don't want to do this, because this style of afghan never has been pretty to me. That is just my opinion and since I am making this for me, I wanted colors which go together. If I have one or several which do not go, I will put them aside for another project. I would appreciate your thoughts on this and any suggestions that you have (please!) would be most welcome. I have had some of this yarn since the early 90s and I want to use it so that I can buy some more.
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