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Old 01-11-2009, 01:31 AM   #101
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Wow!!!Artlady
Your blanket looks great. I love the blue you chose for the border. It really tied all the colors together. You truly inspire me.

I will start my log cabin blanket soon. 1st I want to finish my Garter Stitch Ruffle Baby Blanket.http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...s-baby-blanket (just started this afternoon) It's for a baby due to arrive mid Feb.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:33 AM   #102
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Gadzooks your are the knitting speed queen! Great job, Artlady!

Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
I am done. Overall size: 38"x50"

You will all like the garter stitch border. I thought it would take eons...but compared to logs 8, 9, & 10...it was a breeze!

The increases at each end of every RS row worked out just perfect for joining the mitres into a picture frame! No stretching to reach each other. I didn't mattress seam mine, I just weaved them together.

Here is it:


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Artlady - you blanket looks amazing. great job.

that is the sort of border I want to do on my blanket. did two logs yesterday. I can do maybe one more log with the yellow the rest maybe two. so not long now.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:17 AM   #104
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Oh my, what wonderful work you have done, all those who posted their blankeys. I am envious. I just began a lap blanket but am not liking it. Is it too late to join this KAL?

I went to a monastery last Saturday for their open meditation and talk. It was held in a barn, with a small stove glowing, but not nearly warm enough. Luckily, I had brought a shawl for my legs, but others were freezing (it was -23 outside, I'm in Canada).

So I thought it would be nice to knit up a bunch of lap blankets with my stash yarns, to share with others. I would love to try the log cabin, it's my favorite quilt pattern.

This is my entire sayelle yarn stash. Do you think I have enough? There are more colors than needed. I can always buy more.....


Artlady: how did you do rows 9,10? then 11,12? It looks like you changed color halfway through?.....

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Artlady - amazing, as usual!! I am inspired! I tried a small piece of the pattern with some leftovers that I had to see how it would come out, and it looks like I get it. I don't have enough stash to do a whole one, but I found the yarn in the colors I want at Joann's. They didn't have enough of all the colors I wanted, but I was able to order it online with free shipping. So as soon as I get it in the mail, I'll be off to the races!! I'm sure I won't get it done in 10 days, though!!!

Good job, everyone else, too!

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Old 01-11-2009, 05:00 PM   #106
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Artlady: how did you do rows 9,10? then 11,12? It looks like you changed color halfway through?.....
It's never to late to join! As for all your variety of colors, that's ok too! With the smaller tidbits and ball...try to use those for logs 1-3. Maybe think about striping log#1 or log#3. You can always incorporate the smaller tidbits as a single ridge (which is two rows).

Are you asking about rows or logs? You said "rows", but did you really mean "logs"?

I did the baby blanket, BTW...not the adult full size. There are different log layouts for each one. But, as I'll explain, I kinda took liberties with their prescribed log layout.

For log#9...the two "blocks" are knit at the same time on each row. So when you get to the "fence"...you have to wrap one color around the other before continuing. This is called 'intarsia' technique. It is demonstrated by Amy in our KH videos. Be sure to watch it if you don't understand intarsia.

For the last log#10...I picked up my stitches in different numbers with the two colors. This was based upon my quantity of yarn. And, instead of limiting log#10 to 18 ridges...I did about 30 ridges I think. I just knit til the lighter rainbow variegated ran out. Log#10 is also knit with the two colors at one time on each row...and also using the intarsia technique for crossing over the "fence" into the neighbor's yard!

In picking up stitches for any log, let it be known that you really don't even have to count. You just pick up one stitch in each garter bump or bind off stitch, whichever is presenting itself at the time.

I did count, however, I rarely came up with the wrong number. If I was off, it was by one stitch too many. I think that is cuz when I was picking up stitches at the end of one color and the beginning of the next color...I picked up real close so there'd be no gap.

The Mason-Dixon chicks say that for log cabining...you don't have to count the pick up stitches...just pick up one for one all the way across. They are right. However they give up pick up numbers 'for the record'. But it really is 'give or take' a stitch or two.

If you have a lumpy/wavy outside edge...it is fixed when you do your border.
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Yes, I did mean blocks rather than rows, Sylvi. Thanks for answering, and glad you picked that up. I will watch those videos, and start maybe tonight. I'm excited about this project.
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Artlady- I love your blanket. After seeing the mitered edge, I'm definitely going to do that on mine too. I'll probably get done about this time next year!! I've just had no time to knit with my kids taking turns being sick.

Also, I won't have enough yarn to make a full size blanket, so I'm trying to decide if I'm going to get more yarn to finish it or make it smaller. I really want to give it to my mom though and I don't think a small blanket would really work for her. I guess I'll end up getting more yarn. Defeats the purpose of a stash blanket I know, but at least it's cheap and readily available (Caron Simply Soft).
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Lieuvena - Sorry your kids keep sharing their germs, it is so annoying when you get one back at school and the next one starts all over again.

I am just starting to do my third log for today. I have measured it and it is 31 inches by 36 inches. Took a photo but am on the wrong computer for downloading it, so will do that tomorrow.
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Hi everyone

Wow, everyone's logcabin stashghans are looking great!

I've been peeking in everyday and trying to work on my logcabin stashghan. I'm really not using a pattern, just making it up as I go. I have made a few mistakes but they are small ones and I think I can live with those. I am using RedHeart Super Saver yarn that I've had forever, but hoping it will get softer with each washing. LOL...

I've knitted about a 17 inchs so far, so it will be awhile before I'm finished.

Beautiful work on your stashbuster-ghans, and ArtLady, your blanket is fantastic. I can't wait to see MORE pictures of everyone logcabin s-ghans..

Here's a peek at mine, and thanks for letting me join in so late..This is my first KAL.

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