New Year’s Day

I spent part of New Year’s Day working on my log cabin blanket; I’m on the last planned color strip. I’m ready for this project to be done. I’ve enjoyed working on it, and it’s been cozy to sit under while knitting it. I know I’m not the only one who thinks so!

mook cabin

We had a little surprise snow last night/this morning. It was 1 a.m. I took a picture because it was so magical, and I was afraid that it would all be gone when I woke up.

snow again

laurel birdbath

Guess I didn’t need to worry. I’m glad we still have seed for the birds. (Can you identify this bird? I don’t know what it is, but it’s a regular visitor at the feeder. It’s kind of chubby and cute.)


I found this lone hydrangea bloom this morning.


I’m working on Pippi 2 today; the colors are very different from the first hat but I really like them, too! I’m writing the pattern this time. Still working from the stash. I’m using Plymouth Galway in navy and white, and the green and medium blue are KnitPicks Wool of the Andes.


Knit on!

13 responses to “New Year’s Day

  1. I love the log cabin blanket – been wanting to make one and it would be a great use up the stash in 2009 project!

  2. I wanted to make a log cabin too, just haven’t felt I understood the pattern good enough yet. Maybe a 2009 project. Well see,

    I can never get my pictures of falling snow to come out, how did you manage that?

  3. oooooooooooooooh, the other pics are great……but the LOG CABIN!!! Love love LOVE it. Beautiful color choices.

  4. I love the colors you chose for the log cabin. It looks like it will be very cozy.

  5. Great pictures! Love the blanket – and the look on your model’s face.

  6. I’ve contemplated another knitted blanket, but with the quilts, we really do have enough around the house. Yours is gorgeous!

    Looking forward to seeing the new hat too!

    You have a Song Sparrow feeding from your feeder. Busy little guys, they have three or four families each year, but they share the duties. If it had a yellow spot above the eye, it would be a Savannah Sparrow.

  7. I spent the holiday knitting on my log cabin, too. They make great football knitting, eh?

  8. I’m impressed with your log cabin afghan! I love how they look, but I did a 12″ log cabin block for an afghan swap I was in and it was all I could do to do that, all that garter stitch! I bow to your knitterly stamina in doing the whole thing! 🙂

  9. The snow looks so pretty on those leaves. I’ve never seen snow falling. I’ve only seen it after it has snowed.

    I like the colors you have chosen for Pippy #2.

  10. That blanket is gorgeous! I love all the colors in it.

    I love your snow pictures… it’s hard to take pictures of snow here in the city as it turns into mush and/or black snow so quickly!

  11. The blanket is beautiful – great colors! It looks so warm too! Beautiful snow pictures….and Pippy #2 looks great!

  12. AHHH! No more snow. I agree it’s beautiful, and so are your pictures, but if my kids get another snow day on Monday I think I’ll loose my mind.

  13. Wow! We have the same bird feeder. Gotta love Fred’s

    What is it with these Mason-Dixon ladies? Everytime I pick up one of their books, I feel the need to make a blanket. Still working on my Mitered-Square!

    love your work! And I am so jealous. Jared Flood? I am knitting his Girasole right now.