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Old 05-29-2009, 03:22 PM   #541
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Your blanket looks great, Rache!

Here's an update on mine:



I'm about a half dozen rows into Log 7 now. I've been pushing to get to this section and now I feel like I can take it a little easier since this is a large section that uses the color that the blanket was designed around.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:22 AM   #542
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Bump-bitty-bump-bump.
I've finally finished the main part of the blanket (No pics till my camera stops playing hide and seek). I've just got to add the edging (and buy the yarn for the said edging but meh.) I did want to do a knitted on lace border, but can't work out how to do it on a bound off edge? any tips?
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Couldn't you just start the edge the same way you started each section?

I'm not that far yet, so maybe I'm not getting what you are wondering about.

I'm still working on my blanket, same log as my last post. I knitted about 9 ridges and added yarn three or four times (my ball had a lot of knots. The history of it is that I frogged an earlier project that had lots of shorter pieces. I didn't realize this ball was full of knots when I started working with it.)

Then I noticed a dropped stitch about half way down. I tried to fix it, but it didn't work out, and I decided I might as well frog back and get rid of all those short pieces.

I pulled out three of them by the time I made it back to where I was ready to start over again! That seems like a lot for such a small area and it's not like I have a shortage of mint-green yarn.

I'm now about 19 ridges into that section (out of 36). I really am taking my time. DH and I have started watching TV together at night after the kids are in bed, and that's 40 - 50 minutes of me working on this project each time. It's not every night, but as often as we can.
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I love all of your Fantastic blankets. I am definately going to make one of these. I have to much wool stash & I love bright colours. Thank you for the inspiration.
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I ordered 4 colors of KnitPicks CITY TWEED HW yesterday.
I'm gonna knit up a Mininalmist Log Cabin.

This blanket is what inspired me, over at Rav!

Andy Schultz knit the minimalist log cabin using the City Tweed HW! I just fell in total mad love with it!

I'm using the same neutral colors: snowshoe, cottontail, and tabby...
however, instead of adding the blue as he did, I'm adding the green!

Here are my colors:


I'll start with the center block being green...then work my way out in order: cream, lt brown, med brown. Each color will represented 3 times each, with the outer border being the med brown.

I think it resembles the colors of the forest! Earthy and natural!
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I love those colors Artlady. Can't wait to see it finished.
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Thanks Luv! I'm making a different configuation of LOG CABIN this time. Not as exciting as the Moderne style, but I had to have an orderly way to place the colors. I think the Moderne style is great for odd amounts of stash yarn.

This will be my first 'planned' LOG CABIN, where I actually have to determine how much yarn to buy, and in which colors!

I can hardly wait for it to get here! I ordered it on Aug 4, it shipped out on Aug 5th. Now I'm stalking the mailman til then.
And I'm giving the side-eye to any UPS and FEDEX trucks, too!
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It will be lovely. I feel sorry for the mailman though

I have been going through my huge stash today & pulling out all the lovely bright colours I want to make my blanket in like your Jamacian blanket Artlady. I am now planning where to put the colours. It is fun.
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It will be lovely. I feel sorry for the mailman though

I have been going through my huge stash today & pulling out all the lovely bright colours I want to make my blanket in like your Jamacian blanket Artlady. I am now planning where to put the colours. It is fun.
I made a black and white diagram of my Jamaica blanket and filled in the blocks (logs) with the colors before beginning.

You can also make colored squares separately, and move them around until you get a good color placement.

I can hardly wait to see yours!
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
I made a black and white diagram of my Jamaica blanket and filled in the blocks (logs) with the colors before beginning.

You can also make colored squares separately, and move them around until you get a good color placement.

I can hardly wait to see yours!
I got my 16 yr old son to show me how to make the quilt block outlines & fill in the colours in microsoft word. I started the blanket 2 nights ago & I finished block 2 last night & wondered why it wasn't sitting right. I had counted the ridges on block 1 by 2's
I had to frog block 2 & am now knitting the other half of block 1 It won't take me long too knit back to where I was. Block 1 is red, Block 2 is forest green & block 3 is bright yellow.
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