Log Cabin KAL

"Give me land, lots of land - covered in garter stitch." -Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I'm still knitting!

I've been working on my Log Cabin Afghan a little more consistently and I got three more skeins of yarn for it (foresty/olive green, turquoise/brown, and a multi color that a knitting friend called Rainbow Brite) . Some of the colors don't match at all, but I'm trying to keep the One-Side-Cool-Colors-One-Side-Warm-Colors idea. So far it's working. I'm not being very fussy because it's an afghan and I don't have to wear it in public. It's a perfect size right now: not too big to flip around and large enough to cover my lap/legs while I work on it. Definitely a cold weather project. Or at least a 'You've got the heat turned down too low' project. It's about 2.5-3' square. Perfect mindless knitting.

How is everyone else doing on their Log Cabins?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I finished my 2nd log cabin blanket and forgot (oops!) to post a picture. I made this for my soon to be born niece and I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece:

Finished Baby Log Cabin Blanket!

The colours are so much more vibrant in person. I didn't want to make a baby blanket in the traditional colours, so this is the result!!!!

lisa from knittingupastorm.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Log Cabin Blanket

Log Cabin Blanket
Originally uploaded by knit_freak
I am finally finished the knititng of the Log Cabin Blanket - all 15 balls of Patons Decor. I could have knit three sweaters with this many yards, but decided to make this lovely blanket for my family room. It is 4'75" X 5'1". This thing is freaking huge. I do love it and can't wait to put it to good use, well, once I finished weaving in all those darn ends!

Lisa from knittingupastorm.blogspot.com

Monday, August 20, 2007

is anybody out there? new project

Hi all: it's been a while! Just embarking on a new log cabin and so I thought I'd post it. It is my attempt at stashbusting/finding an easy knit for subway riding/drinking/tv watching/etc. I'm taking old swatches and using them as the centre for remainders from other projects. No rhyme or reason for the colour choices so it is likely to end up quite chaotic...



Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hello all - found the KAL, joined and here is my progress so far on my LCB:

I have done quite a few more strips on this beast since this picture was taken. It is so freaking huge that finishing a strip takes quite a bit of time now. So far I have knit about 900 yards and only have about 2800 to go. When I look at this number it is seems a bit overwhelming, but I guess I will have just have to take it one ball of yarn at a time. Hee hee.

Have a good one.

Lisa at www.knittingupastorm.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

My First Completed LCB

Here’s a pic of my first blanket. I’m so excited! I messed up the border a little, but I see it as a learning experience, considering that I didn’t follow any directions other than the idea that it was sort of like the parts of a picture frame; and that the inner edge is at an angle so that the pieces could fit together. I went with a thin border because I didn’t want it to take away from the rest of the blanket. I didn’t block this or anything. I think that maybe I should because one side looks longer than the rest. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Whew, with this blanket finally done, I can start on two baby blankets that I want to do. One will be LCB and the other will be a granny square type. I am thinking that I will work on them both together to start off, just to see how it works out. A.C. Moore just had a Moonlight Madness sale and I took advantage and bought all the baby colors of the Caron’s Simply Soft that I could get. The green is not really a baby green, but so beautiful; which is why I want to make a granny square blanket. I am planning on using that green to connect everything. I love this green so much that I wanted it incorporate it into more than just a border…yet, it’s not really a baby color. I am convinced that it will work in nicely, though. The yarn is still in the car and it’s too late for me to run out and get it, so, stay tuned for a pic of all the colors.

I also got a few other balls, not related to my baby projects. Still trying to decide what to do with them… I think THAT is the hardest part of any project, just deciding the project!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

MDK Bath Mat

Here's the MDK bath mat. I made it from Sugar 'N Cream cotton in Ecru and White. I didn't use the 8 ply as directed but used 4 strands of 4 ply instead. It was easy and fast to knit. The log cabin (ing)? can't be seen very well in this photo. I'm on to the next project, the baby kimono from MDK, more cotton. Amy at amyknit40.blogspot.com