Feline Inspection

Log Cabin 4
Originally uploaded by skatfantoo

The selfish knitting continues. I did fall off the wagon a bit by making a couple of pairs of mittens for Afghans for Afghans, but I’m now back to completing my own afghan — the first I’ve done for myself since forever.

The kitties did their inspection of all the log cabin squares last night, and approved the layout. I’ve now put together two strips of 4 squares, with three more to go. Trying to decide if blocking the strips is the best way, or wait ’til the whole thing is done.

3 replies on “Feline Inspection”

And how are you attaching the squares to each other? Inquiring minds want to know, because I’m closing in on the final knitting of a 49 square afghan and pretty soon I have to figure out what to do next!

Good question. I’m doing a kind of mattress stitch when I’ve got the two cast-off edges meeting — if you adjust the tension right, then you can get a slight seam along the back, but a nice finished edge on the front.

Where a cast-off edge meets a garter-edge selvedge, I’m using a technique out of Nancie Wiseman’s book on finishing techniques — check out page 68 on garter edge seams.

I’ll try to post some photos in my next post!

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