Tuesday, July 14, 2009

At last

If you visit here often, you know that my list of knitting projects has slowly dwindled away this year. I blame my 365 project and inreasing time spent online for the decline in my knitting time. (My apologies to those of you who come here for knitting inspiration!) Even so, I finally finished a project I started many months ago for the newest member of our family.

Elann yarn for log cabin
Log cabin, 1
Log cabin, 2


It all started with ten skeins of superwash wool and the basic log cabin "recipe" from this book. After that, it was just knit, knit, knit until the yarn ran out. Nothing tricky here, but I did become bored with the process after the initial burst of creative energy.

Last week I decided it was do-or-die time and I made this project a priority. Today it's winging its way to the East coast to my new little great-niece--now two months old. I'd hoped it would greet her upon her arrival in this world, but I think she's still small enough to snuggle in its warmth when cooler days come calling.

For complete details, check my project page on Ravelry.

13 comments:

Christy said...

That's gorgeous!

sue said...

It is just gorgeous.

Char said...

I fell in love with the colors when I saw this on flickr. gorgeous work!

HomeMadeOriginals said...

Love how it turned out, and I know all that garter stitch can get a tad boring. Congrats on finishing it.

Carole Knits said...

That is fantastic - I love it!

Ginger said...

Oh...perfect for Winter.

tiennie said...

This is just beautiful!

Andrea said...

Those colors are just delicious! I have 2 babies to knit for this coming fall. One they couldn't find out the sex when it was time (baby with crossed legs, the little bugger) and the second one doesn't find out until the end of the month. I've been eying inspiring colors for these projects for awhile, and I love these! I'm kinda hoping it's a girl. Are the details for the yarn on Ravelry?

P.S. I'm fron Kansas myself, the southwestern corner, but I have family in Topeka and used to live in Lawrence when I went to KU. I feel a kindred spirit when looking at your outdoor pictures.

Ulla V. said...

How nice that you finished the beautiful blanket. It's always great to deal with longterm projects - I know the feeling too well ;)

It must have taken a lot of patience to knit all those stitches! But when it ended up so beautifully, it's definitely worth the effort...and I'm sure that your little nephew and his parents will appriciate a homemade gift. Handmade gifts are the best if you ask me....

A South Park Republican said...

Beautiful!

Rachell Taylor said...

I love the colors!

Donna Boucher said...

You really have a great eye for color! Love this!

Elizabeth said...

Can I eat that blanket? Because it really looks YUMMY!