Several years ago I fell in love with a knitting project. I found it when looking in a book. What book you ask? This pretty well known knitting book:
The knitting project that I craved to try is called a Log Cabin blanket. I understood the concept, but for the longest time I could not figure out how to change colors with this technique. I kept waiting to try this out myself and had it as a goal.
Wednesday night I did a search on You Tube and found a video showing how to do exactly what I needed. It seemed easy enough to follow. So, I took out a bunch of my old scraps of cotton yarn.
Next thing I knew, I had a small little Log Cabin square going. It isn’t perfect – I think I added a stitch in my original color change. Still, I am quite proud to say that I figured it out and can eventually try some larger projects with this technique.
Here are some photos of the mini Log Cabin as I worked on it.
This is the finished piece. I put it on my laptop to give you an idea of the final size.
My knitting goal helped me to come up with my final Aloha Friday question for 2010:
What are some of your goals for 2011?
I like to set goals to accomplish, rather than resolutions that quickly get crushed or forgotten. Happy New Year to everyone. May the coming year be filled with good health, magical memories, and fun times!
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.
I would like to lose a little weight, get more organized and decluttered around the house, and pay off some debt.
Happy New YEar!
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My #1 goal for the new year is my weight. I’ve gained 70 pounds ins 7 years, after I quit smoking and have ignored it for too long. So hopefully I will have some success!
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I posted them on my site today.
happy New year Eve.
Auntie E´s last blog post ..Fridays Question-A New Year
I’m such a packrat, I’m hoping to purge a lot of unnecessary stuff in 2011…especially since I will need to downsize to make moving back to Seattle a much less stressful thing in late 2011 or early 2012! :)
Aloha: Happy New Year Resolutions
I’d like to take control of my health, home and blog. I have a lot to learn about WP and need to make the time to do it. hehe
Happy New Year!!!
Cathi´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday – Happy New Year’s!
I’m hoping to simplify and streamline things.
Have a great New Years!
i would like to get a bit more organized! lol
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You know, your Log Cabin is not perfect but it really looks pretty. That imperfection make it look unique :). Now that you mentioned I really have my goals this year, I really hope buying a house this year. It will need a lot of effort from me but that is what I want for my family.
I wish you a happy new year and lets hope the next year would be prosperous for all us.
That’s very interesting that you are doing this. I’d love to do it too.
Right now the only goal that comes to me firmly is to love well.
Happy New Year!
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I actually posted this the other day on my blog…to work on continuing to lose weight by starting “over” or refreshing my diet….getting up early and exercising and doing devo’s, worry less….
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Goals is definitely a great way to put them!! I have a few and look forward to completing them. =)
You did a great job on your log cabin!
Melanie @ Whimsical Creations´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday 39
Years ago when my kids were little I would sit and knit, crochet and do needlework. (needlepoint, embroidery, etc) Now I only sew and embroider by machine. I need to take the time to get back to the simple things. Thanks for the inspiration!
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