Log Moderne

Progress on the blanket

I am still working (monogamously) on my Moderne Log Cabin – two more squares and the border to go after this one.

I have joined the Bluestocking club at KDD and I am very keen to get started on the first pair of socks. Socks and 18th century women – two of my great interests!

My inkle loom arrived today too – although it does require some assembly.

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Halloween Cat

Progress on my Halloween Cat

Progress is slow and I seem to spend a lot of time unpicking. I should have gridded the fabric.

The pattern is from Satsuma Street, and I am using DMC threads and a 25 count linen (two over two).

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Log Moderne

Progress on my log cabin blanket (that’s my chemo blanket in the background)

This is a great TV watching project; I can even watch shows with subtitles.

I am finding picking up the stitches is slow (I might need pointier needles), but the rest of the time it is very meditative.

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Sampler Quilt

Joining quilt blocks using zig-zag

I’m back onto my sampler quilt (started in 2013!). I am joining the blocks now (using multiple zig-zag stitch). Once all of the blocks are joined, I will make bias binding strips and cover the stitching.

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Log Cabin Moderne

I am still working on my Moderne Log Cabin.

I am watching Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s Best Practices series on Patreon. Definitely worth it, I have learnt heaps.

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Halloween Cat Cross Stitch

Halloween Cat Progress

I am still working on my Halloween Cat – progress is slow, but enjoyable.

I have been listening to An offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn (the Audible version) while stitching.

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Moderne Log Cabin

Moderne Log Cabin

Progress is slow, but steady on my Moderne Log Cabin.

I have finished watching Schitt’s Creek and both seasons of Derry Girls and am now watching Dickinson.

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More yarn – a souvenir

More Yarn!

I have taken to buying yarn whenever we go on holiday.

I bought this one from Text and Co – a yarn and book store, what a perfect combination!

It’s Cowgirlblues Merino Twist (in the shorebreak colourway). I bought two skeins because each one is only 300m (instead of the normal 400 for socks), but I suspect I only needed one.

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Moderne Log Cabin

Moderne Log Cabin

I have been (unusually) a monogamous knitter. I started working on this blanket in early December and apart from a brief flirtation with my November sock (while I was on Rottnest Island) I have knitted only this.

This is all garter stitch and it is easy to get into a lovely rhythm and just want to do ‘one more row’.

I have been watching television series

  • Bridgerton – is anyone else watching this? It is beautiful. I read The Duke and I in preparation, but I need to read the other seven novels in the series.
  • Schitt’s Creek – I love this. I am up to series 5.

I have also been listening to podcasts. My current favourite is Cast On by Brenda Dayne. She has a lovely voice. Her podcast is about all sorts of creative endeavours.

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Moderne Log Cabin Blanket

Progress on my log cabin blanket

I wanted to make something that my girls could keep to remember me by if the worse happens. I decided on the Moderne Log Cabin from the Mason Dixon knitting book. I am using shades of blue and cream from Bendigo Woollen Mills – it is the classic 8ply (I wanted something that could be machine washed).

I am using 4mm needles (an addi circular one).

I picked the stitches up on the edge using the Yarn Harlot’s tutorial – I did knit into the back of each stitch once I had picked them all up.

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