Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Building a Log Cabin

Yes, I still remember how to knit. I've seen alot of people around blogland are trying out the Log Cabin Blanket so I decided to try it too. I love it! This thingis addicting. BTB bought me the whole color palette of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes for Christmas and it just jumped out of the knitting closet to become one. This is the best knitting for in the morning when I'm reading blogs - no counting, nothing but knit, knit, knit. But, by the time you think you've had enough of garter stitch, you switch colors, then you can't wait to see how that color looks up against all the other colors. I'm going to do a strip in each of the Wool of the Andes colors, then I'll start over again with the first one (blue in this picture - can't use red more than once in a real log cabin blanket/quilt) until I run out of yarn. I have one small problem though. The Baby Girl spotted it a few days ago and fell in love with it and said "Mom, please make it for me, it'll look great in my dorm room." Okay, that's kind of nice, but, then BTB said "Babe, why don't you make that for me and we'll keep it on our bed for when you and the pug want to take a nap in the afternoon? I love that blanket." Well, it's wool, needs special treatment and really doesn't belong in a dorm room where someone might forget it's hand wash only and throw it in the washer/dryer, but, how do I tell her I'll make her another one when this one's finished? Imagine that! My family is actually fighting over something I am making. That's just awesome!

The Pug had a great 3rd birthday and the Baby Girl had a wonderful bunch of friends over to celebrate her 18th Birthday. Thanks for all the birthday wishes.

Here's Libby and her new birthday toy. A red, white and blue pig from my Oldest Daughter and my 2 granddaughters and my grandson. Libby's favorite kids came and brought her this. She was one happy pug.
I finally got a decent picture of her standing. She does stand once in awhile.
Happy Knitting!


Beth said...

Ooo, I just want to pick Libby up and give her a great big squeeze! (My pug hates that, by the way!) Your blanket is so cute and the colors are great. And that is great that your family is fighting over it. :)

Catherine Kerth said...

i love that log cabin blanket! happy 3rd, your such a big girl libby!

Kathy said...

I'd have your daughter pick out some dorm friendly yarn in whatever colors she wants. Knit Picks Shine is a nice yarn and is machine wash/tumble dry.

Shez75 said...

Beth - Libby loves to be hugged, matter of fact, she likes anything people do, she's just a people dog. It'll be interesting to see who gets the blanket! Might just keep it for myself. :o)

Catherine - Thanks, it's lots of fun to knit and super easy, great summer knitting till it gets too big. Libby says "thanks for the birthday wishes."

Kathy - I have a bag full of yarn to make her an afghan, but she changed college choices and of course, the colors are different! Have to go find some in blue and gold and work up another pattern. I'll check out KP Shine. Thanks for the tip.