Thursday, June 16, 2005

Little cabin in the woods

So, you may be wondering...are you actually knitting these days? Well, yes, I am--but I'm acquiring yarn faster than I can cast on. (Surely none of you have this problem, do you?) Anyway, I did finish the little baby kimono sweater, which is just awaiting the final touches before I show it to you.

Meanwhile, this arrived in the mail from Knit Picks and is just begging to be knit.

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It's a cotton/modal blend called "Shine." It does have a lovely sheen to it, and comes in so many great colors! My plan is to make a log cabin baby blanket, similar to the one on showcased on Mason-Dixon Knitting. (Scroll down to see the blanket.)

Isn't that fun? I love the graphic quality of this design. I'm hoping to follow the same schematic, with cool colors on one side, warm colors on the other side of the blanket. I'm pretty sure this one is much larger than baby blanket size, but hopefully it will work in miniature as well. I just need to swatch the yarn to decide what needle size will give me the best look, then I'll be ready to go. More baby knitting, here I come!

12 comments:

Michele said...

Those colors are so pretty...I love that blanket too. I need to order some of that yarn. Knitpicks is the best.

Vicki said...

I love those colors, so happy! I hate to admit I'm still a Knitpicks virgin, but there stuff looks so nice. I actually don't often order yarn online, it takes away the fun of shopping in person. The log cabin blanket is perfect for that yarn too :)

stephanie said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! The question remains, where's the pattern? or are you making it up as you go along?

amanda said...

pretty pretty colors! that will be one lucky baby.

Mrs.Curvy said...

Love the yarn! Nice colors! I no that going to be a beautiful blanket!

emy said...

Shopping is almost more fun than knitting but I'm also trying to knit as fast as I can! LOL

Anna said...

Wow, I love Knitpicks colours--I think this will look great in the log cabin pattern!

Impossible Princess said...

mmmmm, pretty colors!

minxxy said...

those colours remind me so much of the ones I used in the scarf I've just finished. They are lovely and can't wait to see the finished item

Jane said...

Hi Leslie,

Thanks for your nice comment about my ideal wardrobe. Marilyn's kitchen is just amazing - I want to take it home with me every time.

ShelbyD said...

What a lovely palette of colors. That will make a great blanket.

amy said...

those colors make me smile :) hope you are having a good week so far!