Monday, June 18, 2012

Log cabin blanket, part one of four

The end of June is such a busy time around here, so full of holidays and birthdays and parties of one kind or another, and the vegetable garden is abundantly green with leaves of both the good and the weedy sort.  It’s the very best kind of busy, but it leaves little time for yarn.  We spent the Father’s Day weekend doing all the kinds of things he likes, outdoorsy things like long bike rides along the canal and hiking in the woods, and now we all feel rugged and wonderful.  And then he went for a run while I made pie and then I slumped on the couch watching Notorious and, finally, knitting.  I finished the first part of the blanket:

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This is the first of four, which I’ll then sew together and it will be huge and heavy and wooly and warm.  It’s a whole lot of knitting, but it’s the best kind there is, at least for me, right now.  I’m having so much fun working on it. 

Thank you, Shari for the lovely award!  She’s making the most beautiful crocheted baby dresses.  Go see! 

35 comments:

  1. I cannot believe the amount of patience you have Kristen to attempt these large blankets!

    Happy Knitting.
    Fleur xx

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  2. I love it! Congratullations for your work!

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  3. its lovely! the colours are so different! :) it already looks huge!

    x

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  4. Love the colours and the simple, but eye catching, design!!!
    Brava, xxx Alessandra

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  5. This is the first part? It's going to be amazing Kristen! The colors are great, and your whole family will be able to sit under it at once and watch tv. I bow to your mad skills with knitting needles :D

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  6. the blanket is going to be great, I like the idea of 4 big log cabin squares!

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  7. Oh thankyou for mentioning my name on your blog... That is so sweet of you!! I must say your knitting looks lovely. I thought it was finished until I read that it is only the first part...It's going to be really big. I love big blankets. I need to learn how to knit!!!

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  8. It looks great - love the colours.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  9. Kristen, the Queen of Blankets! Beautiful, as always.

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    1. And this with Attic24 in the world! The highest praise ever. Thank you, Stel. :)

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  10. Your blanket is looking stunning - so many pretty colours. Lily. xxx

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  11. Your blanket is beautiful it is going to be huge when it is finished. It reminds me of the blankets we made for orphan elephants, they could be anything up to 8 foot square and some of the ladies from Loving Hands managed to make some that size, the biggest I managed was 5x5 and that was a struggle you must have loads of patience:)
    here is a link if you would like to see it http://lindacraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/elephant-blanket-all-done.html

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    1. Wow! Linda, that's a beautiful blanket! Made for elephants? That's lovely and brilliant. Sweet little baby elephants with handmade blankies--it's a children's story waiting to happen! Well done, and I hope the ellies were comfy sleeping under all that prettiness. :)

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  12. Your eye for color is fantastic! That is gonna be one honkin' blanket! :) Gorgeous as always. Best wishes, Tammy

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  13. Wow what a beautiful blanket. Lovely to snuggle in on a cold winter's night. Ali x

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  14. Is there a pattern you are using for your beautiful knit blanket that you are able to share? It's lovely.

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    1. The pattern I'm using is Joseph's Blankie of Many Colors from "Mason Dixon Knitting"--a description of the technique is here: http://www.januaryone.com/archives/2006/06/how_to_build_a_log_cabin.php.

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  15. love the colours and pattern..beautiful..

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  16. I love it!!! But then again I love everything you make so it goes without saying!! Can't wait to see it progress hon.

    Have a fabulous week.
    Leah
    xx

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  17. Congratulations on your award!!! You really deserve it. Your blog brightens our days! :)
    The blanket is absolutely lovely ...and the color just so gracefully elegant! You always inspire me.
    I have been working on a scarf (which might turn into a table runner since my daughter said it's too wide) inspired on your linen stitch blanket.
    I

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    1. Awesome! I can't wait to see it when it's finished. :)

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  18. Thanks for letting us see more of your beautiful work, Kristen. The colors you used and the placement of each seems so right!
    Gracie <3

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  19. Hi Kristen - it's me again!

    Just wanted you to know that I have nominated you for 'the sunshine' award. Full details can be found on my post here:

    fleurcotton.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/030-i-love-ones-and-zeros.html

    I understand that if you have already received many of these types of awards you may not wish to join in, but I hope that the link on my blog brings in lots of new visitors to your beautiful blog. I chose your blog as it always makes me feel 'happy' and 'sunny' when I visit to see your colourful crafty projects.

    Best Wishes
    Fleur xx

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    1. Thank you, Fleur! I am terrible about passing them along, but I do appreciate them, very much. :)

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  20. Wow, that's going to be a HUGE blanket -- how will you ever wash it? I'm working on my second baby sized version and it takes FOREVER around the final rows. Very impressed with your perseverance!

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    1. Thanks! I haven't confronted the problem of washing it yet. My head is in the sand about that. :)

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  21. Just wondering what size needles you used for log cabin blanket?

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    1. I'm using a US 7 and worsted weight yarns. :)

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  22. Great!! Lovely colors and great work! J.

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  23. very nice, your blanket looks so pretty, I can't wait for another update! :)

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  24. I Love your blog!!! I love the clothes pin bag, the Sunday Afternoon Quilt, and the Surf Blanket. You certainly came up with the perfect name for your space . . . everything is So Cozy. Love, love, love it, and so happy that I found you. I am your newest follower. Please accept my warm invitation to visit my blog, hopefully you will like it, too. Have a marvelous day, Connie :)
    P.S. Cute Dog!

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  25. I love your blanket. Love your blog, and your style.

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  26. This is going to be beautiful! The colors are so pretty.

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  27. Hello Kristen, I am delighted that you came by for a visit, and that you like my aprons. I hope you come again. I really feel like we have a lot in common. Have a beautiful week, Connie :)

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  28. Loving the colours of your log cabin blanket, its going to be a cosy one.

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