I’m so relieved, I can hardly tell you. I wrote my last exam for the session on Thursday afternoon and promptly went shopping. I really need to get my giftmas act together – I’m feeling the crafty vibe! I’m planning on making some cards and printing some wrapping paper, and I need to sew up some presents as well. Yay!

I finished up the Log Cabin blankie this week as well:

Log Cabin Blankie
Pattern: basics from Mason-Dixon Knitting; strips were about 10 ridges deep.
Needles: Denise US10
Yarn: All my own handspun, handdyed merinos! There’s a good couple of early ones in there, as well as oddballs that were completely used up (yay). It’s a whole lotta yarn!
Finished Size: approx. 48″ by 48″

How big is that?

Closeup. The fabric is nice and heavy.

And the back – quite neat, really. I knit in some ends as I went.

It’s just lovely. Just lovely.

37 Responses to “gratuitous log cabin photos”

  1. jody

    oh wow, it *is* lovely! i’ll bet all that garter stitch makes it heavy but wonderfully drapey. love that you were able to use up some oddballs too.

  2. Pat

    That is by far the prettiest log cabin blanket that I have seen! The warm and cool colors are splendid!
    Gorgeous spinning, dyeing and knitting!

  3. suzanne

    Lovely? STUNNING is more like it! Absolutely gorgeous–all the best of the original but with a depth of handspun vibe.

  4. alison

    Beautiful, Laura — especially because the wool is handspun and hand-dyed. It will be wonderful to wrap yourself up in it on a cold day. Good luck with Xmas prep, and congrats on finishing the term!

  5. Moni

    That is absolutely lovely! I love the idea of using your handspun for it. I’m just learning how to spin right now and I have lots of little oddball hanks of yarn that I have not idea how to use. What a great idea!

  6. Alison

    That is lovely! So inspiring to see as well, since I have decided to make one as a wedding gift for a couple who I am close friends with. They got engaged very recently and haven’t set a date yet, so there’s time. ;)

  7. Lynn

    Lovely indeed! This is the first log cabin I’ve seen that is one massive square instead of a series of small ones. Beautiful.

  8. Dipsy D.

    Your Log Cabin looks absolutely stunning, it’s so beautiful! The fact that you made it as one big square makes it all the more unique – fantastic work!

  9. gleek

    it IS just lovely! i love the choice of colors. that’s going to be a blanket that gets handed down through your family :)

  10. Expat knits

    It’s stunning! I especially love the warm colours. Great job on the dyeing (and the spinning, and the knitting…) Wonderful!

  11. Heather

    Oh I agree – and I love the rainbow effect. I have some Manos collected that might be headed for a throw like this…

  12. dennymcmillan

    well done, told ya it was fun knit, did you like the knitting part. I know plain knitting drives people up the wall, did you like it?

    May be some crochet in the new year, or more weaving perhaps. I’m getting a “candle making” phase coming on.

    Do you ever get those?
    Thanks for working for me, this Tues. see ya wed. cheers


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