knitxcore.: WIP Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

WIP Wednesday.

Le Moderne Log Cabin

I know I've talked a lot about my Moderne Log Cabin Blanket, but I haven't actually shown the people out there in BloGlAND my progress. It's already huge! I've used about 10 balls of's Sonata and I have 10 more waiting in a bag. Unfortunately, that's not even enough. I'm terrible at math, it was one of my first big projects and I thought that 50 grams of yarn was the same yardage no matter what I used. I was wrong.

Le Moderne Log Cabin (WIP)

It's been a pretty relaxing knit, tho. Row after row of garter stitch on size 6 needles really does keep you from punching everyone you know in the face and locking yourself in your bedroom. It's also convenient when watching movies with subtitles, as you don't have to pay much attention to what you're doing.

Lotta Jansdotter's Doorstop

More Doorstop

Look what the KokkA fabric turned into!!!! yeah, it's a doorstop. I'm still in shock that I actually made this. Of course, it's from my new favorite book ever, Simple Sewing. The book is set up into different levels, this project being a level 3. I approached it kind of nervously, since I haven't sewn in quite awhile. I didn't want to make any mistakes because, I'd only bought enough fabric to make it once with no room to mess anything up. So, I was pretty excited that it came out so nicely. If any of you are planning on doing this one yourself, Lotta Jansdotter buys extremely large magic beans from the extremely large magic bean store and 5 lbs. wasn't nearly enough. I opted to stuff the top with fiberfill, thanks to some good advice from The Absent Knitter's Journal.




Elemmaciltur said...

Holy Moo! That's a lot of garter!

And nice bag, BTW.

Charles said...

O my god....I just order 6skeins of "Sonata" yarn for sweet pea shawl from the happy hooker..Maybe i sould make a blanket ..changing my mind!

You didnt say what is that for!! Is that cover for teapot? It is looks like a lunch bag to be also!

Midnight Purls said...

The doorstop came out great! I'll bring my log cabin up this weekend. We can have a knitathon. LOL.

sko_G knits said...

how CUTE!!! i love kokka fabrics.

hey, i have to hand it to you, you have a lot more patience than me....all that garter stitch would KILL me. i am already bored to tears with stockinette!!! but it's looking good, i like the different size and color blocks.

Gloria said...

Wow, that blanket is impressive!

And I am so taken with all of your sewing projects. The fabrics and patterns you choose are so cute, and your sewing skills are really blooming.

Alice said...

I just got the Lotta book and I love your doorstop! It turned out so cute!

Calling Kahlo said...

The LCB is looking so beautiful. I am tempted to post a photo of mine. I am up to the point where a row is very very very long.

elan said...

That much garter would have the opposite effect on me, I'd punch anyone to be able to stop! It looks great though, you must be a process rather than product knitter.

*karen said...

Whoa, I don't know if I could do that much garter but I have to say what you have so far looks impressive.

sunneshine said...

I love the blanket. It will be fun to sit on my couch and watch your and Calling on Kahlo's blankets go!! The colors are beautiful!!

Obsessed with knitting said...

I love the colors you chose for your blanket! And your door stop.... Great job!

Deneen said...

The ghan colors are terrific!

Love the doorstop-nice work!

Obsidian Kitten said...

gorgeous blankie, the colors, oh the colors!

and that is the cutest bag, maybe, ever.