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Old 09-26-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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FO: City Tweed LOG CABIN Blanket
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?

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




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Old 09-26-2009, 11:24 PM   #2
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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.
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It looks gigantic! And it's really beautiful!
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Well worth the effort. I love it. What a project. After baby #5 did you did quit though. So you could churn out a few more of these.
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Well worth the effort. I love it. What a project. After baby #5 did you did quit though. So you could churn out a few more of these.
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!
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
It looks gigantic! And it's really beautiful!
It's 63" wide by 71" long. So...good "nap" size! I'm 60" tall...so it will cover me good. No cold tootsies!
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It's wonderful! Beautiful colors, and just right for a wilderness setting.
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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!
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That is just beautiful, but OH LORDY what alot of KNITTING!!!!!!!!!!!!
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That is spectacular!!! And a whole lot of knitting!
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