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.

7 comments:

Heather G. said...

Purloined??

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

That is going to be really great.

Bertha said...

Wow, this is going to be great!

Tammany said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see more!

susannahbean 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