Leejoyce62 wrote:Shandeh,Wow! that is alot of rounds.
Yes it was! I didn't think it would ever end. One day, when I was taking a break from the endless knitting, I decided to figure out exactly how many stitches were needed to make the star blanket. 62,500!!!! I was using TWO 40 inch circulars when it got to the outer edges.
62,500 Stitches by Shandeh, on Flickr
Leejoyce62 wrote:Several years ago I did a star afghan that started with a star,attached 9 patch grannies,a border, triangles, more 9 patch grannies, and finally a border. Herrschner's Blue Ribbon Afghans- "Blue Star" published in 1998 in Leisure Arts Book. When finished it looks like a big 8 point star quilt like grandma would have made. I did it in shades of lilac, wisteria, purple and a variegated purple and green. Came out very nice and would give large size with out all the rounds. Now I'm thinking... add front and back post stitches to give the star some texture, change out some of those grannies for squares with more texture and interest... maybe linked hearts ... gotta go draw this up and check my "recipe box"- literally a box where I store motif ideas(remember I'm old school). Maybe when this is done I'll have figured out how to post a picture.
I definitely want to see a photo of that!