June 2007 Archive
It certainly has been.
There’s been landscapeing:
And flower tending;
and Father’s Day
And a 6th Anniversary…
spent hiking in Garrettson…
Where there were scary bridges to cross…
but I made it! And so did Brad!
And where we saw waterfalls and rivers,
and a gulch that Jesse James jumped over to escape a posse…
All in all, I’d say I have an excuse for not blogging!
Warning: Gratuitous pictures of log cabin knitting follows! Post heavily laden with pictures!
This is the log cabin baby blanket from previous posts, now with a blue icord border. I’m going to try backing it with some matching flannel.
And my newest log cabin (click for bigger as usual)
Isn’t it loverly? I wasn’t sure how I felt at first about it. I had invisioned the color pallette being a bit more sophisticated, but now having looked at the pictures of it, I love it again.
It will be a regular sized afghan for our couch.
These little squares are going to be another patchwork blanket. Hopefully bed spread size. I know, sounds crazy, but at 10″ square, they add up pretty fast. I thought I’d start the center of the blanket with 4 squares with dark colors then build around that with squares with lighter colors, all bordered in cream.
Once again, all blankets are acrylic. I know that sends shivers down some spines, but I have not time for hand washing blankets. I want to be able to just through them in the washer and go. And I don’t mind acrylic–as long as I don’t have to wear it!
I just can quit with the Log Cabins! My log cabining has gotten a bit out of control. I can say this and mean it as I think the Log Cabin Fever has caused a bit of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I can’t tell you the pain I have in my wrist at this moment. But I just can’t stop!
I have no pictures right now as the weather here has been stunningly crappy as far as picture appropriate weather goes, so maybe this weekend I’ll get a chance to show you the bits of 2 new Log Cabin blankies I’ve started! I think I said once before that I had gotten a lace bug once the weather got warmer. That has been ruthlessly swept aside, despite said lace project being this:
Yes I’ve started a Swallowtail Shawl from Interweave Knits but what I am knitting it with is Jade Sapphire Cashmere! It’s like buttah! It’s the first (and maybe only–My budget doth protest too much) cashmere yarn I’ve ever purchased and it is lovely. The colors are so autumnal, so suitable for the brown linen dress I invision wearing the shawl with. I started said shawl and was zipping along nicely when the Log Cabin Fever hit and now I am not sure I’ll ever recover.
The plan for the weekend is to go shopping for some flannel to back the Log Cabin Baby Blanket. Hopefully backing it will work out smoothly. And then maybe, just maybe I’ll return to the lace…..we can only hope this fever passes. Happy Knitting all!