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ArtLady1981
09-26-2009, 10:53 PM
Well, D-O-N-E! Phew! Will never do that again! But, wait! Isn't that also what I said after I delivered baby 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5? :teehee:

Anyways, 24 skeins and 3,992 yards later...I am finally done with this LOG CABIN blanket!

The blanket started with a "TOAD" rectangle, then the "logs" commenced with "SNOWSHOE"...then "COTTONTAIL...then"TABBY"...and then back to "TOAD", etc.

Here is the yardage of each color:
TOAD: 774 yds
SNOWSHOE: 888 yds
COTTONTAIL: 1,081 yds
TABBY: 1,249 yds

Size 8 needle created a nice thick cushy blanket. A Rav knitter that inspired me used a US11. I'm sure his blanket went much more quickly than mine did!

This is my WILDERNESS blanket, to be used to-and-fro from the MOUNTAINS...and in the mountains as well!

63"w X 71"h
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2582/3957682166_3f6f93ba7e.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2514/3962217608_8acf09eee3.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/3961438903_e8047c052c.jpg

newamy
09-26-2009, 11:24 PM
Lovely Lovely job!! Can I be your house guest and sleep under that nice blanket??
Did you bind off and pick up stitches or did you hold live stitches??
Great info on the yardage.

5 kids!! Much harder than knitting.

Jan in CA
09-26-2009, 11:24 PM
It looks gigantic! And it's really beautiful!

MerigoldinWA
09-27-2009, 01:33 AM
Well worth the effort. I love it. :muah: What a project. After baby #5 did you did quit though. So you could churn out a few more of these.
:poke:

ArtLady1981
09-27-2009, 02:55 AM
Well worth the effort. I love it. :muah: What a project. After baby #5 did you did quit though. So you could churn out a few more of these.
:poke:

After baby #5...I actually became pregnant with #6...but alas...it wasn't meant to be. That little one died before birth. No more since then. None of our children have more than 3. Most just have 2. That is a nice family size!

ArtLady1981
09-27-2009, 02:57 AM
It looks gigantic! And it's really beautiful!

It's 63" wide by 71" long. So...good "nap" size! :teehee: I'm 60" tall...so it will cover me good. No cold tootsies!

Slim
09-27-2009, 09:55 AM
It's wonderful! Beautiful colors, and just right for a wilderness setting.

mwhite
09-27-2009, 10:05 AM
It's wonderful and so crisp with its perfect corners and .....wonder if this wouldn't be a great tablecovering pattern or space rug as well....Great job! :yay:

GinnyG
09-27-2009, 11:18 AM
That is just beautiful, but OH LORDY what alot of KNITTING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doublereeder2
09-27-2009, 11:27 AM
That is spectacular!!! And a whole lot of knitting! :knitting:

lelvsdgs
09-27-2009, 12:35 PM
That is really beautiful! And a perfect size too! Love the colors and the pattern but I can tell it really was a lot of work. Nice job as usual!

Debkcs
09-27-2009, 03:52 PM
That is just beautiful, but OH LORDY what alot of KNITTING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ginny is right! Love the color combinations, very woodsy.

auburnchick
09-27-2009, 07:29 PM
What a lovely blanket!

I'm curious...how long did it take you to complete?

WandaT
09-27-2009, 08:14 PM
Another gorgeous log cabin!! Love the beautiful colors. You will love snuggling up to this!

bambi
09-27-2009, 08:14 PM
Beautiful blanket! :muah:

dturner
09-27-2009, 08:54 PM
It's gorgeous!!

margz3
09-28-2009, 11:28 AM
Well worth all the work - it is awesome! You have such a terrific eye for color :) I would love to have that.....but I know it would take me 5 years to complete!

tilllie
09-28-2009, 11:49 AM
I just keep looking at the pic and shaking my head in amazement! Lovely color combo, absolutely gorgeous!

melmac51
09-28-2009, 12:15 PM
Beautiful!! :yay:

KnittingNat
09-28-2009, 12:42 PM
It looks amazing!!! Great work :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
09-28-2009, 11:21 PM
Oh sorry, I forgot to answer someone's question about HOW I work the Log Cabin logs...she asked do I leave LIVE STITCHES after each log is complete?

No, I work the Log Cabin logs exactly as the Mason-Dixon chicks say. When a log has the right number of ridges...and with Right Side facing, I bind off the stitches...and at the end of the log...I turn the corner to the left...and pick up brand new stitches for the next log.

It's just too easy to pick up stitches...and then when you are done with a log...you are DONE...no live stitches hanging around on cables with caps, or waste yarn. It's like a good clean divorce. No baggage! :teehee: No loose ends.

etoilechaude
09-29-2009, 02:56 AM
So gorgeous! I'm glad you persevered through it so I could see the great photos ;o)

JudyD
09-29-2009, 04:51 AM
:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Beautiful blanket and beautiful work! Love the closeups that show the "tweediness" of the yarn.

JudyD

sue in canada
09-29-2009, 10:47 AM
That is beautiful. I love the colours.

robynbird
09-29-2009, 03:50 PM
So beautiful! Thanks for the closeups - I wanted to know how many ridges you did and was able to count them! Love it!

ArtLady1981
09-29-2009, 06:10 PM
So beautiful! Thanks for the closeups - I wanted to know how many ridges you did and was able to count them! Love it!

I posted good notes in my Ravelry Log Cabin Notebook. (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/how-to-log-cabin)
I'm glad I posted the closeups! Hope they help you!

Lighting57
09-29-2009, 10:33 PM
Very nice! How much does it weigh?It looks like it would be heavy, but warm.

ArtLady1981
09-30-2009, 12:57 AM
Very nice! How much does it weigh?It looks like it would be heavy, but warm.

Well, each ball of yarn weighs 3.53 ounces.
I used 24.19 balls...so that would total 85.39 ounces...
which is 5.34 lbs!

How does that compare with other blankets? Like quilts and such?

Doodknitwit
09-30-2009, 08:54 AM
love it did you get bored...?:X:

ArtLady1981
09-30-2009, 11:37 AM
love it did you get bored...?:X:

BORED is an understatement!
I was BORED!:passedout:

Motivated, but bored...and I'd never do it again. Ever.
I wish I had used a larger needle, to cover more ground more quickly!

Hallegold
10-02-2009, 08:33 PM
That is beautiful--like all of your work! I wish I lived near you. I would then beg/pay you to teach me to be as good as you. :muah:

Woodi
10-03-2009, 10:42 AM
I so agree with Hallegold, above. I wish I lived near you, so I could come knit with you, be inspired by your persistence in the face of boredom, in conquering even the most difficult of patterns. What is your secret to that? btw: are you a Taurus? (= bull, stubborn)

McKnitty
10-04-2009, 11:31 AM
Gorgeous! The edges and corners are so straight and crisp - is that a result of your good knitting, or good blocking, or both?

I finished a baby blanket recently, but I'm not happy with the side edges. I haven't tried blocking yet because I want to get the straight wires to see if they do a better job.

ArtLady1981
10-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Thanks McKnitty! No, I didn't block the log cabin blanket.
I just bound off the edges normally. I think the yarn I used
performs especially well with garter stitch!

chj
10-04-2009, 06:57 PM
It's a beaut, ArtLady! Love the colors!!