Knitting a log cabin

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It’s been an odd week and my crafting has been rather neglected. I was unwell for a few days and muzzy headedness is not conducive to sewing or knitting. I’ve been feeling a little nearer to ‘normal’ the last couple of days so my green sparkly jumper is, at least, wholly knitted though not quite sewn together (therefore not ready to show off here!). It’s difficult to sew it in poor light so I am being picky about when I work on it. Can’t wait to finish (said with actual glee rather than despair).

Alongside the green, a first size baby hat popped off my needles yesterday. I thought I’d try knitting a little log cabin blanket to compliment it. I have always loved fabric quilts in log cabin style. I started one many years ago when I knew little about which fabrics worked best but it made it no further than the first ’round’, pretty much a similar size to what you see below. Wish me luck this knitted one doesn’t go the same way! Both the hat and the blanket are using up yarn stash, this time Rico Baby DK (not a yarn promo, it’s what I have to hand). It’s sometimes lovely to use yarn and actually remember what you purchased it for in the first place. All these were for baby sweaters or a striped car seat blanket. Over the past six years or so there have been many baby gifts gifted. Perhaps my favourite was a pale green and white hoodie for my hairdresser’s little boy – I made a first size – he arrived rather large and couldn’t wear it for long! Oh talking of babies – remember last week’s cute grey jacket and hat ? The little chap who’s hopefully going to be snuggly in it arrived just before midnight yesterday, mother and son doing fine.

Looking forward to seeing more blogs with ‘show and tell’. Bye for now.

4 thoughts on “Knitting a log cabin

    quiteayarnblog said:
    February 13, 2021 at 7:35 am

    The hat and your log cabin start look great! So glad the new baby is here and he and his mum are both doing well. Hope you are feeling better!

      tinaor responded:
      February 13, 2021 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you. It was nice to share some happy news. Yes, much better thanks.

    ReginaMary said:
    February 13, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    So happy to hear the mom and baby are doing well! Cheers to all! I love knitting in the log cabin style. I often use that pattern to use up odds and ends.

    Olivia said:
    February 15, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Love the colors of the quit to be. I love doing baby coming home layettes, they go fast and people just love them for their newborns.

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