A slow period at work gave me a chance to finish up the love blanket square. It turned out almost exactly the correct size, so blocking it should be a cinch. I should be able to get it washed, blocked and off in the mail Monday. I was also able to knit up a swatch of the new Silky Tweed yarn. I've attached photos of both.

After work, I'm planning on driving 3 1/2 hours to my grandmother's for her birthday. I'm thinking it won't be that fun a drive on little or no sleep, but it's my favorite place in the world. How could you not love a place that looks like this? Aside from that, there's a really nice little LYS on the way that I haven't visited since the summer. I only want to touch the, really. :-)

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The heart looks fantastic. Well done. 


Knit away, knit away

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ulf's picture

That will be a very nice blanket! How do you knit the squares? Is it by increasing and decreasing or do you sew stripes together as they do in quilting loggblock ? or is it called cabinlogg, I'm not sure.

drmel94's picture

It is, indeed, a log cabin design. This particular one is usually called "courthouse steps". Just as in the quilted log cabin squares, each strip is added on separately, but you simply pick up new stitches from the previously knit strips, rather than sewing individual strips together. It's quite easy and quick to do.

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