I’m not one to usually repeat knitting mistakes but when your mother asks for a log cabin blanket how can you possibly say no? I had previously knit a baby log cabin for my son. It was mind numbing, and it took forever it was no fun at all. I swore I would never knit another project entirely in garter stitch ever again. I guess the whole never say never cliche would apply here. So here is my Moderne Log Cabin.
My mom wanted it in red, white and blue. In my early days I had knit her a blanket entirely out of acrylic. She wanted the same type of yarn. I’m no yarn snob but I don’t have a ton of acrylic lying around either. So I went to Hobby Lobby and bought the yarn there. Their I Love This Yarn line is quite nice for the price. This was a 30 dollar blanket, the wools and other blends I was looking at would have put it in the 70 dollar range.
I’ve noticed that babies are like cats in that they are both highly attracted to knitted items. I don’t have any cats but I read enough blogs and posts on Ravelry to know that cats love to hop into the picture when you are taking one of your finished object. My kids do this all the time. Hey mom is that something you worked many long hours on there? Let me come walk and roll on it! They also wear my shawls. Im sure when they get older they will be repulsed by knitted items so I suppose I should enjoy it while I can. I knit on this blanket only at night and it took exactly six months and one day to complete it. I feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted from my shoulders. My goal of finishing all my currently in progress items seems like a possibility now that this albatross has been removed.