return of the handspun log cabin

a new log cabin


Really I was a bit fed up with all the wee little bits of handspun lying around, and needed some garter stitch therapy, so on it went! A few hours later (and a few episodes of HBO’s Rome)….

log cabin a few hours later

I’ve used up a number of the smaller bits that I had, but still have rather a large bag of balls of handspun to choose from, and I’m sure more will pop up somewhere. But for now, the blankie is kind of on hold, in favour of this:

one honking back

A fabulous sweatercoat, being knit out of Dream in Color yarn (which lettuce knit will have at the Frolic this Saturday!) – now I’m in a bit of a race with myself to see I could possibly finish this for Saturday. I’m done the back, the left front, and a sleeve, and am a few inches into the second sleeve. Still another honking front and the collar to knit, but then again it’s only Tuesday.

I’ve blocked the left front and the sleeve, not really having enough space to block the back at the moment. I need to mark buttonhole placement too, so I can knit the right front with the holes in the right places!

And….trying to study for an exam tomorrow too (history of medicine, modern period). The easy sleeve knitting is good for studying, though – I close my eyes and try to recite things, and can knit it with my eyes closed.

It’s beautiful again today. If I can finish this soon, I can wear it as a spring coat!



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17 responses to “return of the handspun log cabin”

  1. Adrienne Avatar

    Very pretty!!!!

  2. Romi Avatar

    Wow. That log cabin is a feast for the eyes! Really beautiful.

  3. charmaine Avatar

    the log cabin blanket looks amazing! i am making one too, but out of crap yarn.

  4. pamela wynne Avatar

    Both things are so cozy and snugglable! I can’t wait to see how the sweatercoat knits up. :)

  5. jenna Avatar

    You knit at the speed of light! Saturday? No problem. :)

  6. Mellanie Avatar

    Your log cabin in really beautiful.

  7. mote Avatar

    Great minds think alike, I just finished catching up on Rome this week and while I did this is what I was working on:

  8. Nadia Lewis Avatar

    Both are beautiful!

  9. Wanda Avatar

    You’re so close to finishing that sweater coat, you may just be finished with it by the weekend. Good luck with studying!

  10. joy Avatar

    could you send some of your speed-knitting mojo this direction please? both projects look scrumptious!

  11. grumperina Avatar

    What a wonderful idea! Your handspun looks great in that arrangement.

  12. Kellie Avatar

    That sweatercoat looks absolutely gorgeous – LOVE that colour. Can’t wait to see the finished item!

  13. Leigh Avatar

    What a great idea for odds and ends of handspun.

  14. Cristina Avatar

    the colors your using are great. and that lara sweater? SUPER FANTASTIC….you make me want to knit my own…

  15. Asaknitter Avatar

    You can do it – in time for Saturday. Great colour!

  16. Linda Avatar

    LOVE your use of hand spun odds and ends in a log cabin pattern; it is inspiring. Not that I have hand spun on hand…but I’ve got LOTS of other odds and ends…ah, but where to acquire COLOR SENSE? :(

  17. Matilda Avatar

    This is great info to know.

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