on blanket-making and distraction

I was digging through my closet the other day, trying to organize my stuff ahead of a trip to Ikea (gotta plan to figure out what I need!), when I came across a long, long neglected WIP. This one was stuffed into a bin with a bunch of other WIPs, but it’s the only one I actually bothered to pull out!

handspun log cabin

A handspun log cabin blanket! I made one a long time ago, but have since given it away. This one is very random, with snippets of ends and unevenly sized strips, and is knit mostly with double-stranded worsted-ish weights on 8mm. I found a bag of handspuns I’d been using for it, too, and brought it all out to the couch to work on over the weekend. It’s perfect weekend knitting – simple and meditative, but with awesome colours to entertain me!

squishy garter stitch

Working on it did derail my sweater knitting a little bit, but I’ve managed to get just about up to the armholes of my lace cardigan. I’ll be starting sleeves today.

lace sweater progress



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12 responses to “on blanket-making and distraction”

  1. Cassy Avatar

    The blanket can keep you cozy while you finish it too. Great color choices.

  2. Marie Avatar

    I love the colors on the blanket – so cheerful!

  3. Michelle Moses Avatar

    Plus, it’ll keep you warm while you knit it! And I still love the cardigan…I don’t know if it’s the color or the lace or what, but now I’m looking around on ravelry for a lace cardigan.

  4. Brandi Avatar

    Those blanket colors sure are cheerful. I should make a colorful blanket for the long winters here in Maine.

  5. Beverly Avatar

    The blanket is gorgeous! I’m sure it will be much used when you are finished. I love the sweater too….very pretty color!

  6. peanut Avatar

    Your blanket looks so bright and cheerful. Mind if I bookmark that idea for a future project?

  7. Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit Avatar

    Ah, lovely! I adore the log cabin style of quilts and afghans but have yet to jump in and sew or knit one; to do list!
    Thank you for the wonderfully inspirational photos, I always have to run and fetch my knitting after reading your updates!

  8. Elizabeth Avatar

    I’m so impressed with your photography, especially of the sweater. The angle really shows off the texture.

  9. Allison Avatar

    What a great idea! I love how all the colors have come together.

  10. Knittripps Avatar

    I love the idea of a handspun log cabin blanket! Perfect cold weather knitting.

  11. kathy b Avatar

    I have always loved log cabin blankets…all the picking up of sittches really hurt my wrists though……any thoughts?

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