August 29, 2008

Forever!


I haven't blogged in FOREVER!
I'm still alive and still knitting. Definitely not to the capacity that I used to. I was cranking out projects like there was no tomorrow... but, now I have a job and not a whole bunch of free time.

So, my project of the summer was the Modern Log Cabin Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting. It was calling to me and I answered. It seriously took me all summer.

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These pictures are before the blanket was completely finished. I was half-way through the red block on the right. I actually ran out of yarn before finishing the red. I think I got 40 ridges instead of 66.
The blanket is gonna be for my bedroom and I actually don't have any red so I wanted to keep red to a minimum and ... running out of yarn ended up being a good thing.

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The final block would be at the bottom of the blanket. You'll have to imagine it for now until I get pictures. =)
It's actually a 2 color block so you work a bit of Intarsia. The final block took 5 whole seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to complete. Granted, I wasn't knitting 100% through each episode... and I'll admit that sometimes I'd knit 1 row and quit... but, I worked through 5 whole seasons of DVDs to knit that last block.
Similar to the red block I ran out of yarn less than halfway through. I needed 99 ridges but ended up with like... 45. o_O The size of the resulting blocks is kinda distracting to me... it doesn't really balance out, but, overall it still looks nice. I can't wait to start using it for my bed.

I'll try to get a picture of the completed blanket ASAP. I even gave it a single crochet border!

In other news, I'm in this baking phase of my life. I'd like to expand this blog beyond knitting and incorporate baking and possibly the social aspects of my life.

Knit hard? =)

7 comments:

sko_G knits said...

welcome back! we missed you.

i would never have guessed that the blanket was off balance, from my perspective it looks perfect!

strikkejenta said...

nice job! i love it!

Laikabear said...

Yay, you're back! I missed your blog. :)

Courtney said...

Hey looks great! Good to FINALLY see you again.
Glad to know I'm not the only person crazy enough to knit a wool blanket in the summer.

Stacey said...

No kidding, good to hear from you, and more importantly, thanks for showing off you Log Cabin Blanket. Hey, we all need to drop out f the blogosphere every once in a while. Beautiful blanket!

Charles said...

I missed you so much!!!
Same as me..Not much knitting going on my life...But still writing and reviewing(See my blog)

Nice job on Log Cabin Blanket! Great!

Andy Baker said...

Very nice blanket! I'm working on a Tomten sweater, so I can feel your garter stitch vibe. It's really beautiful. Makes me want to start one. P.S. It's time to start blogging again.