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Old 08-11-2009, 03:11 PM   #551
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I have completed block 1 & 2 now & they look perfect.
I will get my 16 yr old son to add photos this weekend.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:40 AM   #552
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I got rollin' on my MINIMALIST LOG CABIN last night!
It is knit with Knit Picks City Tweed HW.
Four skeins of Snowshoe, Cottontail and Toad.
Five skeins of Tabby.

Casted on with a US8. Makes a denser, cushier garter stitch!
Warm and cozy! The first block (Toad) is 2.75" x 10". This will guarantee that the blanket will turn out rectangular! Each of the logs will be 11 ridges, which measures about 2.75", too.

The "minimalist" basically goes round and round in rectangles-around rectangles. You can change colors for every log, or you can make a complete one color 4-sided 'fence', and each fence in a different color as you work your way out!

I intend to take this LOG CABIN up to the mountains with me. I'm tired of bickering with DH about the temperature in the cab of the truck. I freeze in summer cuz of his air conditioning...and if I turn it off...he rolls down his window...and that draft circulates right behind MY head! So, this warm and cozy blankie is going to be my saviour and sanity!

I am modeling mine after this one below, seen on Rav!

Andy and I used the same yarn, and all the same
neutral colors...except Andy used Dungarees for his
accent color! I love his, too...but wanted mine to more
closely resemble the forest...trees, bark, moss and ferns!

Andy got his inspiration from this Log Cabin:


This is my yarn:
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:55 PM   #553
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It looks great. This is my progress so far.
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I love the bright colors you are using. Looking good.
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I adore the primary colors, and especially together! I think primary colors are so happy! They remind me of CRAYON CRAYOLAS from my childhood, too!

Great job!
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Am plugging along. Using the US8 needle is slow-going...but it is creating a nice 'cushy' garter stitch!

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Looking good. I love the colors. They are nice,neutral and sophisticated.
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It looks lovely & is growing fast.
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Ooooo, ArtLady - that's wonderful! And, dolphie - I love your colors! I am currently project-less (can you imagine??) and thought I'd start another log cabin. Now I don't know what to do with it (the "regular way" or ArtLady's new way). Thanks a LOT for making my decision more confusing.

I did buy yarn, though, so I'm ready to go, one way or another!!
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Well, after 5 days up in the high mountains, I've made some headway on this LOG CABIN blanket! I've completed all but the last 4 'rounds' of one of each color. The photo below still needs a TOAD, SNOWSHOE, COTTONTAIL & TABBY 'round'. Of course, each 'round' isn't actually ROUND...but rectangular! So that is really 16 LOGS to go! Oy! I picked up the last TOAD log on the way home today (in the truck)...202st!!! And each log has 22 rows/11 ridges! My hand is just aching!

Well, here is my "in progresss" LOG CABIN blanket...in front of the little LOG CABIN that my DH built as a model for the big log cabin! It has no windows. For now, it has two cots and a wood burning stove! Up til this week, he was merely storing tools in it. Now that he has 2 official supply sheds built, the little log cabin is not 'storage' anymore!

Isn't it appropriate to feature a LOG CABIN in front of a LOG CABIN??



Here it is, on the Summit...which is over from the meadow where the little log cabin is located! We have 20 acres of forest and meadow and high places, too!




Here are my 4 CITY TWEED HW yarns:


They go well with the mountain environment, don't they?
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