WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin for Baby

April 17, 2019

Since it’s now too big to be a traveling project, the Log Cabin Throw hasn’t been getting much attention lately. Every day, I tuck my latest sock into my bag as I head to Mom’s home and spend at least a few hours knitting.

She’ll often knit her latest garter stitch scarf or will putter about the apartment or go through the mail. Like many things in her life these days, the mail is both a burden and a routine that brings consistency to her otherwise confusing world.

Although it’s nearly all fundraising appeals, she often reads each piece, not comprehending much of it, before either tearing it into small pieces for recycling or “responding” by placing the appeal letter into the reply envelope and tracing the stamp location with an orange marker.

I remind myself often these days that many of her actions are her way of exerting control over what she can control, even if the action doesn’t really make much sense to me.

The intended recipient of the Log Cabin Throw was born about 10 days ago. I have it from very good sources that he is absolutely lovely. Hannah, who held him in his second day of life, declared him “flawless.”

He’s got lots of growing to do, and the throw, modeled here in the cool spring sunshine, will get there eventually.

6 Responses to “WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin for Baby”


  1. God bless you guys on this journey. Its tough. I love your blanket WOW

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  2. The blanket is lovely and will surely be a great comfort to its intended recipient! Good that your Mom has routines that are helpful and peaceful to her, and that she has you to keep her company!

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  3. Melissa Says:

    Lovely to see your mom….your presence and Patrick’s must be of great comfort to her. Nothing can replace it. I DO love the log cabin throw. It’s stunning in the sunshine. Looks cuddly. Isabell (1 yr May 7) has taken to using one of the quilts I made her. It’s the flannel one and it really thrills me to see her wrapped in it, sitting on it or enjoying it in any way. This knitted hand made gift will be much appreciated for sure!

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  4. Your blanket is lovely. Your colors compliment well together. Peace to you and your mother.

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