Log Cabin KAL

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

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

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

My Update

Hi Everybody...
I am on the second side of the border on my LCB. I'll wait to post a pic until it's all done. Tell me, do you need to block this? I am unsure if I should, or if you need to block everything you do? I am really new to knitting and know that you need to do it to prevent curling on scarves and flat pieces, but this blanket is not curling, I guess because it's done with the garter stitch, right?

Also, I have created a blog dedicated to what I am doing with knitting and crochet. It's pretty new, so not much on it; but I am in the process of transferring posts from one blog to the other. It's called ~Dragon Treasures~ , but I might change that name.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

log cabin scarf - moderne theme

Hi all:

here's a scarf I made inspired by the Moderne blanket pattern. I put in a slight warp by binding off some of the squares very tightly, and added some beads (don't know if you can see them in the picture).

For more info, see my blog: http://knitwitsvengeance.blogspot.com


Friday, March 16, 2007

Thank you for the invite. I can't wait to create my log cabin bathmat from MDK. Just hunting for the right cotton in the right colors. Please see my blogsite at amyknit40.blogspot.com.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Just Need a Border

Hi Everyone...
I've decided to stop this one now as I am eager to start another one with a baby theme. This blanket was my first one, and sort of UNPLANNED!

I want to make bright, primary colors, but maybe half primary colors and half black and white. What do you think? I would love input as maybe you can visualize it better than I. Please let me know if you don't think combining the black and white & primary colors on the same blanket. Maybe one of each?

At any rate, this one I am planning on doing a black border. Then as another project, I am thinking stained glass type, like the Partridge Family bus design.

Monday, March 12, 2007

I'm New

Thanks for the invite. I'm afraid I am as new to this blogging thing as to knitting Log Cabin Blankets. I'm even newer to Blogger, though I have an old attempt at a blog floating around here somewhere. This is my first contribution to a team blog... is that what they call these?

I am a SAHM doing a little baby sitting when needed. I have a 2 yr old boy and so, you can imagine that I don't have all that much time to knit... but I work it out. I take my knitting everywhere, "just in case", including parish meetings and choir practice... whenever I can. If you want to know more about me, you can find more info here.

I am working on my first LCB and was curious as to what others were doing, and that is how I found this blog. However I got here, I am glad that I am here. The most up-to-date pic of my blanket is here on one of my posts. I have done 2 or 3 more layers of stripes since then and I think this will be it as I want to finish it, and start on one made of real bright primary colors for a new baby in the family. Today I checked out "Mason Dixon Knitting" for the first time and I am absolutely in love with the curvy ones, though I have no idea how they are done. Didn't buy the book because I was really there for some other material.

Well, I guess that is enough for now. Thanks for letting me join!