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Old 08-28-2009, 03:07 AM   #561
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Your log cabin afghan is really pretty, of course, as is your land. I like primary colors also.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:18 AM   #562
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ArtLady - that is just scrumptious!! I love how you said (on the 17th I think) that it was going "slow". Ha! You don't know the meaning of the word!! (Kidding of course... )

I know what you mean when you say there are X# of logs to go. As you go on, they just keep getting bigger! A log at the beginning is not quite the same as a log at the end!!

Thanks for sharing, you always give me great ideas!!

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Plus, did I mention...I am running out of yarn!??? I originally purchased 4 of each color...and one extra of Tabby, the darkest brown.

But, here I am...just beginning the FINAL FOUR ROUNDS...the Toad...and I only have 2 skeins of Toad...2 Snowshoe...1 Cottontail...1 Tabby.

These final four rounds almost suck up one skein per side (log)!

So last night I ordered extra from KnitPicks...to give me 4 skeins of each of the colors. I might have partial skeins leftover in the end...but I'll use them as best I can to make a miniature log cabin pillow cover. I've got a couple of 'old as the hills' sofa pillows that I use when I'm watching TV 'vertically'! I'd love to cover at least one of them. Log cabin on one side, the other side could be a solid color stash yarn if the City Tweed runs out.

When I originally ordered my yarn, I based my yardage on Andy Schultz's Log Cabin yardage. But, he used a US11 (I used a US8)...and so his LC could've used less yarn. My LC might be more compact, therefore using more yarn?

I started my center log and exactly matched the dimensions of Andy's center log...but I remember that my first center log was a whole GOB more cast on stitches, and a whole GOB more ridges to come up to Andy's measurement of 2.5" x 10".

But, I did not get a nice garter stitch using the US11. Then I swatched with a US10, then a US9...finally, I like the 'look' of the garter with the US8. It is what I wanted.

So, that's prolly part of my yarn dilemma!

I am NOT going to block this blankie! I do think I'll toss it in the dryer on AIR, with one of those DRYELL "dry cleaning sheets" they advertise on TV. I know my blanket prolly has some Nighthawk Summit dust in it! I knit outside most of the time, and the high winds were really showin' their stuff! Once in a while...an especially 'showy' gust would whip up the powdery dust-like dirt on the mountain...blowing all over creation! So I know this blanket prolly has some Nighthhawk Summit dirt in it!

I think the dryer treatment will fluff up the blanket and remove any dust inside the yarn. I hope!
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Artlady your latest LC is beautiful.

Here is the picture of my last LC. It is baby size. I donated to Parkland Hospital NICU as a part of a blanket, bootie, hat drive I conducted to honor our son. I collected a total of 283 items.

Here's the pic...It was very hard to give this blanket up. I truly felt a connection with it.
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It is simply wonderful, luv! I really love the blue and brown together! Andy Schultz, the Rav knitter who inspired me, used Dungaree's blue along with 3 shades of browns and cream for his Log Cabin...and I totally loved his, too! Blue and brown remind me of the Earth...the Sky and the Soil! Very natural color combination!

I'm assuming you used a washable yarn for it! That would be a good choice!
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luvmykid - how pretty! I really do love knitting for charity, and I'm sure someone will cherish your blankie.
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Yes, I definitely used washable acrylic. It was very soft. Thank you both for the compliments.
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Well I really admire you for making that blanket and for giving it up when it wasn't easy to do. Kudos to you for that!....and my heart to yours.
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I couldn't help myself - I started another one. I do wish I could get the colors to show up better in my pictures - the dark color is a chocolate brown, and the other color is a pretty teal. Oh, well!
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