View Full Version : Kureyon Log Cabin was WIP now FO
I've been working on this one since just before Christmas and I'm glad to say it is in final assembly. It was supposed to use up a bunch of Kureyon I had left over from a failed sweater, but I think it may have ended up adding to my stash, and unfortunately ended up being quite expensive. I was inspired by the Paintbox Kureyon on Ravelry, though I misunderstood what she had done and instead of keeping one colorway per square, I mixed them. I like her effect better, but oh well!
It is DONE, here's the FO:
03-05-2008, 09:22 AM
:inlove: love it...that is so pretty and I love the colors! Great job :woohoo:
I've never knitted a throw or afghan but I will one of these days. Hope it's as pretty! :thumbsup:
03-05-2008, 10:03 AM
That is such a beautiful afghan! You've done a fabulous job on it. I love all the colours. It is bright and cheerful and you should be very proud of it! Keep up the good work.
03-05-2008, 10:07 AM
That is SOOO Pretty!! I love the colors!! :inlove:
03-05-2008, 10:13 AM
I think it's fabulous! You did a great job and that's alotta work! :yay: :yay: :yay:
03-05-2008, 10:54 AM
That is lovely! I love log cabin, great job.
03-05-2008, 11:02 AM
That is absolutely eye poping I love it :inlove:
03-05-2008, 11:47 AM
What a bright and colorful afghan! So much work, you must be proud!
03-05-2008, 12:16 PM
Wow! That is beautiful! Really nice work.
sue in canada
03-05-2008, 12:21 PM
That looks amazing.
03-05-2008, 01:14 PM
:thud:girrrrrrl you need to enter that in a contest. So gorgeous!!!!!
03-05-2008, 01:31 PM
That is really beautiful-well done!
03-05-2008, 02:16 PM
It is beautiful!!
03-05-2008, 02:23 PM
That is absolutely eye popping I love it
Really, truly, beautiful! I'd hang that on a wall so that I could look at it all the time. Great work!
03-05-2008, 02:35 PM
It is exquisite!! I love all your colors and combinations. Thanks for posting the picture.
Jan in CA
03-05-2008, 02:59 PM
I think it's gorgeous just as it is!! :inlove:
03-05-2008, 03:23 PM
Wow...that's stunning! :inlove:
I think it's gorgeous just as it is!! :inlove:
Thanks! But I do intend to take those little pieces of paper off (they are the numbers so I would put each square in the right place).
Thanks everyone for all your nice comments :muah:
I want to try:knitting: it. Never made before:wink:
03-06-2008, 01:18 AM
I think it's a beautiful work of art. The colors are so vibrant.
03-06-2008, 01:34 AM
so did you change yarn on each strip or keep knitting the next :yay: gorgeous
I did change color after every strip. At first I kept to a strict A-B-C...-G order (there were supposed to be 7 colors), but I ran out of some colors at two separate points and wasn't able to replace them with the same color. Plus, if I had just a little of a certain color, I tried to make one of the smaller squares out of it to minimize joins and not leave behind unusuable scraps of yarn.
03-06-2008, 09:34 AM
Wow!! That is amazing!!! Beautiful colors - great job!
03-06-2008, 04:59 PM
It's absolutely gorgeous :inlove:
03-07-2008, 05:49 AM
I don't know what the "supposed to be" look was, but yours is gorgeous! Well done!:cheering:
03-07-2008, 02:58 PM
What a beautiful afghan. :thumbsup:
03-09-2008, 12:57 AM
Totally awesome! I'd love to see what it looks like when it's vertical. I don't know how you put that on a bed - really it looks like it should be hanging like a picture. Excellent. I'd love to do something like that, but cats would wreck that! Awesome choice of colors and arrangement- Congratulations!!
03-09-2008, 07:23 AM
Really incredible and beautiful! Lovely colors too. I agree, that's a wall-piece for sure!
Just bumping so people can see the FO (I added the FO pics in the OP).
03-16-2008, 11:15 AM
Bip, that is one of the most pretty afghans ever! You should be very, very proud and happy. Sure, it may have costed a bit to make it, but I bet it would sell for A LOT more!
03-16-2008, 02:46 PM
What everyone else said, and my undying admiration for your color choices. That is really beautiful!
03-16-2008, 03:52 PM
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! :inlove:
03-16-2008, 04:05 PM
:inlove:...beautiful!!!! Great job!
03-17-2008, 10:49 AM
That is gorgeous!:cheering:
03-18-2008, 02:04 PM
Just beautiful!!! I love the variations in the individual colors. It makes it glow!
Jan in CA
03-18-2008, 02:13 PM
The FO is gorgeous! :inlove:
Lol, as I was boxing it up to send to my mom (hey, I told her it was for her before I realized how gorgeous it was going to turn out!), DH said, "Oh, I coughed and got my cold germs on it so you really shouldn't give it to her. You don't want to give her a cold." Nice try! Mom says we can have it back when she dies. Um, she's only 53 so it's gonna be a while! I know she will take excellent care of it though, better than we would (our lives are crazy, and only going to get crazier in a few years when we have kids).
Plus, I thought about my mom the whole time I made it, which was really cool. Now she will think of me whenever she uses it. If I didn't give it to her, all I would think about every time I used it is how I screwed my mom out of a pretty blanket :roflhard:
03-18-2008, 08:52 PM
oh that is really lovely! I love how you did the colors! It looks like wall art! Gorgeous!
sue in canada
03-18-2008, 10:57 PM
The FO is amazing. What a lucky Mom.
Beautiful - both you and your afghan. It takes a lot to give a loved object to someone else, even if it is your Mom :)
03-20-2008, 06:40 AM
It truely is a work of art, and your mom is very lucky to have a daughter like you and this gift.
03-20-2008, 07:22 AM
wow wow that is amazing blanket!
03-21-2008, 09:26 AM
Wow! That's all I can say!
03-21-2008, 12:01 PM
I just went to look at your inspiration and I have to say I like yours better!! That truly is a work of art!!!!
Now I am very tempted to start one. How did you work the black border? Was it knit separately and then seamed on or did you pick up the stitches and knit?
Thanks! Glad to hear I am paying the inspiration forward, since I was inspired by KathyMarie's (on Ravelry).
Yes, I picked up stitches for the border, here is how I did it:
I laid all 12 squares out 3 x 4 and numbered them like this:
3 2 1
6 5 4
9 8 7
12 11 10
On the following squares, I added border to the right-hand side and top: 1,2,4,5,7,8
On the following squares, I added border to the right-hand side, top and left-hand side: 3,6,9
I added border to the right-hand side, top and bottom of squares 10 & 11.
I added border to all sides of square 12.
Hope that helps!
03-21-2008, 12:42 PM
Holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!!! That afghan is beeeeeeeeeeeeutiful!!!! You must be very proud, as you should be. :notworthy:
03-21-2008, 04:50 PM
i love it must have taken ages well done
03-21-2008, 05:38 PM
03-21-2008, 08:54 PM
That is gorgeous! Good job :)
04-01-2008, 11:30 AM
Oh my! This is absolutely STUNNING!! I am so in love. GORGEOUS - GORGEOUS!!
04-01-2008, 12:36 PM
That is just stunning! You did a wonderful job!