While I was back at home over Easter my sister and I took a trip to Melbourne for a few days. The train ride is four hours each way and M wanted a new knitting project to take along. With a quick visit to the LYS on the way to the station she picked out some lovely earthy shades, and between the first couple of country towns I outlined the mathematics of Log Cabin for her.

M's rug

She didn’t need any more help and, being far less of a multiple-project-knitting-floozy than I am (i.e. she actually gets stuff done) she worked away at it until, a few days ago, these great pictures dropped into my email inbox. The blue was added after the first pattern repeat as she thought (and rightly so) that it would lift the earthy colours strikingly. M has a fantastic colour sense and seems to know instinctively which hues will work together beautifully. She’s way better at it than me - I need to scratch my head and consult colour wheels, she just walks into a LYS and says “I think that will work” and it does!

M's rug back

Anyway, I thought I’d share as I think her blanket is awesome and she doesn’t have a blog to show it off on. I’m really hoping she’ll make me one :-D

8 Responses to “It runs in the family”
  1. Kai says:

    It’s gorgeous! :) Well done M!! :)

  2. Kate/Massachusetts says:

    The Log Cabin Afghan is lovely! I like how the colors work so well together. Congrats to your sister for a job well-done!

  3. Kate says:

    I think you need to remind her how cold it gets in London in the winter… :-P

  4. Diane says:

    Not to mention in the summer… :-(

  5. mrspao says:

    Lovely blanket. You definitely need one especially with th weather we’ve had recently.

  6. Yogicknitter says:

    I love it. Great project.

  7. Cherie says:

    I remember that blanket when it was just a wee square of knitting!! I’m very impressed with Margie’s work and want to make my own now. I wish I could finish one project at a time … oh well, me thinks I am not the only one!

  8. Amy says:

    It’s great–and huge! It’d take me years to get a project like that done.

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