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June 2007 Archive

Crazy Busy!

Posted on June 26, 2007 at 12:51 pm, by knitwit
in Category Fun Stuff, Knitting, Life

It certainly has been. 

There’s been landscapeing:

big hole  west side bed

east side bed 

And flower tending;

hydrangea  whiskey barrel

porch plants  front hosta bed  roses

Car Shows,

automania  automania Automania

and Father’s Day

Mike on Father's Day  Fam on Father's Day


And a 6th Anniversary…
spent hiking in Garrettson…

Devil's Gulch  Hiking Devil's Gulch

Where there were scary bridges to cross…

Scary Bridge at Devil's Gulch  Em on Bridge

but I made it!         And so did Brad!

I made it!  Brad's foot on Bridge

And where we saw waterfalls and rivers,

waterfall  Hiking Devil's Gulch devils gulch

and a gulch that Jesse James jumped over to escape a posse…

Brad at the Gulch  Long shot of bridge

All in all, I’d say I have an excuse for not blogging!


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Little Log Cabins Everywhere

Posted on June 2, 2007 at 12:47 pm, by knitwit
in Category Blankets, Fun Stuff, Knitting, Log Cabin

Warning:  Gratuitous pictures of log cabin knitting follows!  Post heavily laden with pictures!

baby blanket icord  baby blanket icord

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.

log cabin close up   Log cabin Macro shot straight

And my newest log cabin (click for bigger as usual)

wide shot log cabin  log cabin long shot

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.

long shot 

It will be a regular sized afghan for our couch.


 log cabin square green log cabin square navy

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!

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I gotta brand new drug

Posted on June 1, 2007 at 10:21 pm, by knitwit
in Category Knitting

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:

what I'm working on

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!


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