Thursday, September 14, 2006

 

Lovin' the Log Cabin


Oh, I'm so excited, I just became a new blogger the other day and now I'm finally getting to post on the KAL....Yeah!!! I got the book a little over a month ago, and was working on a sweater for my sister's birthday. I was just chomping at the bit to start a log cabin blanket. Here is my progress so far (about a month I'd say). I am not one bit bored with the pattern. I love it because it's a simple knit, yet so visually stunning. I'm also going to post a square that I did using the log cabin method. It is an idea I had because I used to quilt. I've decided that with the log cabin technique you can do just about what ever you want. I'm gonna dream up squares one at a time as I go, and maybe they'll make a great blanket one day. Oh, the freedom of log cabin knitting, isn't it just great?!?

Comments:
OH my GOSH your square that you made up is amazing you are so creative. How did you ever come up with such a neat design. I LOVE IT!! Your Log cabin blanket is very pretty too.
 
I LOVE the colors in your log cabin blanket! Stunning!
 
I love the blanket you are making. The colors look beautiful. And the little cabin patch is just great. I can picture a whole blanket made up of those all in different colors.
 
I really like the pattern patch. on this rainy gray morning it gets me wanting to knit!
 
Your blanket looks great. What yarn did you use? I'm thinking about using a wool superwash.
 
Thanks for the great comments!! As for the design of the square, I went to my old quilting books. I have always been partial to the house block in quilting. So, I thought why not knit it. Log cabin method made it so easy to design, because of using one yarn at a time. I don't like intarsia much because of the bobbins and yarn tangles. My log cabin blanket is made with yarn from my stash, alot is a double knitting yarn, or sport weight. Some is worsted, but very thin squishy worsted so it squishes up to be almost the same gauge.Happy Knitting.
 
Hey, I also wanted to say if anyone is interested in seeing any more knitting (like me) you can look at my blog: http://aknittingmom.blogspot.com/
 
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