Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Moderne Log Cabin
This isn't the best photo - garter stitch always seems to mess with my camera, as if it doesn't really know what to focus on.
I'm still trying to decide if I should crochet a single line of border. If I did I think I would use the dark wine color or maybe the lightest bluish one - the one that isn't on any of the edge strips. What do you guys think? Border or no?
The Pattern: Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting
The Yarn: Elann Endless Summer Collection Sonata
2 skeins of 2138 Mauve (color A)
3 skeins of 6399 Lilac (color B)
4 skeins of 6319 Soft Periwinkle (color C)
3 skeins of 6960 Victorian Grape (color D)
The Needles: Addi Turbo Circs #5 47"
I didn't need needles that long until the last strip of the blanket though. 32" might have worked.
What I learned: I LOVE LOG CABIN BLANKETS!!! The possibilities are endless as will be the number of Log Cabin blankets you will be seeing on this blog. :) Ever since I started this blanket I have been envisioning others - different colors, different blocks, different materials. I could hardly wait to finish this one so I could get on to the next one.
I based the color scheme of this blanket on my daughter's favorite toy. This morning when I told her it was finished she grabbed it and loved on it saying "Blankie, blankie!". I have some adorable photos of that. :)
My time on this from start to finish was about two weeks. I've already started another one in a different style and color scheme.
Either way, you win cuz you have one snazzy looking blanket!
Your blanket is very lovely!
I would add the border in the pale blue color, as you said it is the only one not featured on the edge and it will really balance out the rest of the blanket and make those dark squares stand out.
Great job on the blanket.. does it make you itch to make more? I'm already planning several log cabin-esque blankets for the future.
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