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3 Years to build a barn
July 24 2014
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Project info
3 Years to build a barn
Barn Raising Quilt by Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Inspiration Dyeworks Fluffy Plus
1.45 skeins = 580.0 yards (530.4 meters), 145 grams

11/11: COULROPHOBIA CARNIVALE spring jeans - 15g
11/10: Knitting Fever Indulgence color 112 -16g
11/8: Opal Der Kleine Prinz in 7761 Die Rose - 14g
11/6: Three Waters Farm in Honky Tonk - 17g

11/1: Done Roving Frolicking Feet Apple Picking - 17g
10/2: White Birch Fiber Arts Tan Rested and Ready - 16g
10/1: Into the Whirled Quijarro Winds of Change - 15g
9/15: Opal Schafpate in 8120 - 14g

8/10: Knit Picks Felici in Goth - 15g
8/5: Patons Kroy Sock FX in Cascade Colors - g
8/3: Scrumptious Purl in Berrylicious - g
3/6: Opal Schafpate in 8127 Gl Ckskeks - g

2/20: Berroco Sox in Country Fair - 17g
2/9: Red Heart & Sole in Spring Stripe - 17g
2/8: Opal Love Story in Romantik - 15g
2/6: Opal Sweet & Spicy 2 in Rotkohl - 15g

2/4: Opal Smokey Eyes & Coloured Lips in 6641 - 14g
2/3: Opal Sweet & Spicy 2 in Cake Pops - 15g
2/2: Kroy Sock Stripes in Bramble Stripe - 20g
2/1: Regia Stretch in 86 Teal - 14g

9/9: Lang Jawoll Color Aktion in 132.0429 -16g
9/6: Kroy SOcks Ragg Shades Blue Stripe Ragg -17g
9/3: Knit Picks Simple Stripe in 23552 - 16g
9/1: Opal Rainforest in 1617 Tiger -16g

8/31: Regia Galaxy in 1559 -16g
8/30: Hiawassee Creek in Farmer’s Market -18g
8/28: Loops & Thread Lux Sock in Balloons -15g
8/27: Patons Kroy Sock FX in Grey Brown Marl -15g

8/26: Loops & Thread Lux Sock in Canyon -15g
8/25: Inspiration Dye Works Fluffy Plus in KS Plus 1 -18g
8/24: Universal Yarns Ditto in Lavender -14g
8/23: Regia Kaffe Fassett in 34934 -18g

8/22: Jo-Ann Sensation Soles & More -Grey Shades -16g
8/21: Fortissima Socka Mexiko Color in 55 - 15g
8/20: Regia Color 4-ply / 4-fädig -15g
8/19: Patons NA Kroy Socks in Denim Jacquard -20g

8/18: Knit Picks Felici in Tyrian Purple - 15g
8/17: Inspiration Dyeworks Basic Sock Goth Stripe -15g
8/16: Regia Arabesque Color in Marrakesch -15g
8/15: Opal Regenwald / Rainforest 6-fach Petticoat -17g

8/13: Online Supersock 100 Lavender Fair Isle -16g
8/12: InspirAtion dyeworks basic sock punk stripe -16g
8/10: Regia Stretch Color 00121 -15g
8/09: Patons Kroy Ragg Shades Brown Rose Marl -16g

8/08: Opal 4 Fach Maurer 7126-15g
8/06: Red Heart Heart and Sole in faded jeans -15g
8/05: Inspiration Dyeworks fluffy plus in caution stp -18g
8/02: green opal 3157/174 -13g

8/01: inspiration dyeworks fluffy plus in turquoise th-18g
7/30: fibernymph dyeworks bounce in gnome-18g
7/27: Regia Snowflake -16g
7/24: desert vista dyeworks viso in holiday wreath -15g

11/2/15 48 Completed Squares! 67% complete! Fun knit for sure. Now that I’ve been using Tristan’s BRQ I realize I love the Finished Object. Can’t wait to have one of my own.

2/24/15: 40 Completed Squares! 48% complete! Gosh I love knitting these. Not sure if it’s the instant gratification or the memories of the socks that came before. I would love to just keep knitting another another another, but I’m not knitting socks fast enough. Sweaters have derailed me. Thinking each boy needs a color themed one of their own…crazyness!

9/9/14: 32 Completed Squares! 40% complete! Rather than a square a day, being back to work has slowed me to two squares a week. So progress will be much slower from here on out. Casting on more self striping socks so I can have leftovers to use.

8/27/14: Getting very low on my square knitting yarns. Will have to go back to knitting socks. Was trying to zoom through as many as I could while on maternity leave and it’s fun. Afraid it will turn into a slog if not. Have plenty of sock scrapes but want to keep with the stripes.

8/14/14: Realizing that I have enough striping scrapes to make about 35 unique squares. I have loads and loads of self-striping sock yarn that I haven’t knit socks with yet. So I need to get on that! Knitting the groups of 4 in color clusters. Did a pink/red group. Next a purple group. Plenty for another purple and then a lot for greys/blacks. Need more reds and blues.

Would like to do a similar rainbow diagonal layout as used for the Vivid. If I do then Purple will be the main color.

Have knit a varigated grey and a verigated red. Don’t want to go as high as half the blanket in solids or tonal varigated but will need some if I want to finish this sooner rather than later. Currently have 12 completed squares and anxious to knit more!

7/24/14: Had thought 12-14 squares a year for 3 years, that’s the pace that I knit socks. But realizing that will make a blanket 6x7 squares, 42” x 49” is not big enough.

Thinking it should be 49” x 77” or 7x11 squares for 77 squares which is a lot more than 3 years worth of socks.

Maybe I should do 30 solid colored ones to tone it down and place between the loud self-striping color ways.

To finish in 3 years that’s 26 squares a year. That’s one every other week.

Queue notes:
Knit Along book
Doesn’t need to be sock weight.

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by Inspiration Dyeworks
80% Merino, 20% Nylon
400 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: February 15, 2011
  • Project created: July 25, 2014
  • Updated: November 15, 2015
  • Progress updates: 8 updates