Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Long Term WIP

I meant to post this on Wednesday but work has been busy lately. I was asked to be the admin support for an operational planning team at work. It's been very time consuming but I've been learning a lot. Given the fact that I'm actually supposed to be the coordinator for Major Gifts Operations, it's good that I'm finally figuring out what operations is :)

But enough about work, you're here to see some knitting. A couple of years ago I knit a Log Cabin Blanket for my mom.  It was so much fun to work on that I immediately started thinking about making one for us. As often happens, I got distracted by other interesting projects and forgot about this plan. In January it was so cold that I decided to revisit the idea of knitting a log cabin blanket to have on the couch. The biggest stumbling block was that I just couldn't commit to one colour of Kureyon. They are all so gorgeous and I didn't want to pick one to match our couch since we will probably be getting a new one in the not too distant future. I really liked how Lizard Ridge uses many different colours of Kureyon but I didn't know if it was as fun to knit as the log cabin. Using some purloined Kureyon (mental note: give yarn to Heather) I cast on for Lizard Ridge but lost interest as soon as I hit the first short-row. I was starting to feel discouraged until I discovered the Paintbox Log Cabin (I'll wait while you go check out it's beauty). This is the perfect solution for me, a log cabin that uses many different colours of Kureyon! I was so excited that I immediately bought two skeins (they were on sale) and cast on right away.
Two days later the first two squares were done!

Square #1
Square #2

This is going to be a long term work-in-progress since Kureyon is pretty pricey so I'm going to try to buy it on sale. It also means that I can pick up a skein here and there without investing in the whole blanket all at once. I think it's going to be a lot of fun but there have been days when I've been shivering under the acrylic blanket on the couch and I've wished that it was done. Hopefully by next winter.


Heather G. said...


Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

That is going to be really great.

Bertha said...

Wow, this is going to be great!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

I love love LOVE the Paintbox log cabin, and yours looks like it's off to a really pretty start!!

steph said...

That yarn looks familiar! I haven't seen it in a while!

Team Knit ! said...

I think that's a great idea, to have a purposely slow moving, large scale project that you can chisel away at, and turn out an heirloom knit at the end of it all! Those two squares are beautiful.

- Julie