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{three} cozy log cabins on a hill…


here at a Thousand Hills Farm, we have a deep appreciation for works of the hands- arts, crafts, woodwork, farming, building…

For the past couple years, my little family has had the great fortune of getting {handmade} gifts from Yolanda at Graves Gap Knitting. Just the past year, she’s been working on projects for the studio, which you can see just a few of those below:

Christmas Eve, as we were sharing gifts with my mom and sister, my boys opened their gifts Yolanda sent them from {my home state} Alabama…

I’d been working on a little something for her and now I could add photos of these log cabin blankets she’d worked so hard on for more than a year…

new year’s day, the boys and I went and played a little in the yard…

the baby is particularly attached to his …

we then made a photo book {a yearbook of sorts} of all Yolanda’s 2011 handiwork…

{it was a surprise}

reliable sources have told me she loved it…

these little guys love their blankets and sleep with them every night…

Thank you Yolanda! For those of you who love needlework, stop by her blog at

Graves Gap Knitting

log cabin blanket pattern: Mason Dixon Knitting “Joseph’s blankie of many colors”

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beth lehman - March 1, 2012 - 12:48 pm

BE. STILL. MY. HEART.!!! Amazing and lovely and so very special!!


Liz - March 1, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by Beth!


Linda in Waterloo - March 1, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Gorgeous overload…the boys, the blankets, the photography, the landscape, the frolicking black dog, the blue clothesline…such vibrancy. Thanks for investing the time to enable others to enjoy this. Simply…Wow!


Liz - March 1, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Linda, thank you! The frolicking black dog belongs to our neighbor, but I’m not sure he knows that :)


alison - March 1, 2012 - 12:05 pm

I was visiting The Mason-Dixon Knitting blog this morning and those temptresses sent me here to check out the trio of log cabin blankets. All I can say is, WOW. These are absolutely exquisite. The photography is marvelous. And the boys themselves are a combination of exquisite and marvelous. What a wonderfully colourful way to start the day.

I have been labouring on the Mitered Cross blanket, which I am enjoying but am only past the halfway mark (I blame my hubby, who wanted a larger blanket). Assuming I manage to finish said blanket, I think that a log cabin might be next in my future. Am in the early stages of a high risk pregnancy. If I make it through the first trimester, I will celebrate by making a blanket for the little one.


Faye - March 1, 2012 - 12:15 pm

I love your pictures of all you do. You are so talented
and cleaver.


Liz - March 1, 2012 - 12:35 pm

thank you so much Faye! We miss you!


Liz - March 1, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Alison, thanks so much for stopping by and for your wonderful words. All the best on your pregnancy and your future log cabin blanket…shew…you’ve got me in tears! -Liz


Annhb - March 1, 2012 - 1:34 pm



Liz - March 1, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Thank you Ann for stopping by!


Sarah - March 1, 2012 - 2:13 pm

I’m just about to finish my own log cabin effort – onto the last strip, then the borders this weekend. My kids love it (currently debating ownership rights…). I love the olours in your three blankets.


cath - March 1, 2012 - 3:17 pm

boys and log cabin blankets :)
I’ve got those too
Just lovely!


Laura - March 1, 2012 - 3:27 pm

I too came here from the M-D Knitting blog. Love the boys and blankets so beautifully captured. Thanks.


amy - March 1, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Your shot of your baby wearing his blanket on his head is about the most precious photo I’ve seen all week. Lovely photography, awesome knitting and beautiful children. Happy March 1.


Liz - March 1, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Thank you! I promise it was a warm New Year’s Day…


Liz - March 1, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Thanks for stopping by!


Lori - March 1, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Thank you for providing my Awwwww…. moment of the day!


Bethany - March 1, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Love the pictures…especially tristan all wrapped up!


Julia in KW - March 1, 2012 - 6:48 pm

your pictures just made me gasp with how cute they are…so much fun, you can’t help but smile…just lovely (both the knitting and the rest of the subjects!!!)


Yolanda - March 2, 2012 - 11:58 am

As always, I am in awe of your talent. Thank you for making my knitting look much better than it really is. And your sources are correct – I just absolutely love my photobook!


Sheeps and Peeps Farm - March 5, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Incredibly beautiful… the knitting… the photos… everything!


Kristen - March 9, 2012 - 11:58 pm

Oh my goodness, those blankets and babies are stunning! What a treat. :)


Ted A. Hunt - March 30, 2012 - 4:00 pm

From another set of hills (in the Ozarks):

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your stunning photos!


Liz - March 31, 2012 - 5:29 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Ted! I enjoyed perusing your blog as well!


Log Cabins - July 27, 2012 - 5:49 am

I found this blog whilst looking for information on Log Cabins however after looking at the pictures, some real nice photos here…you cant beat a nice colourful knitted piece of clothing!


Monika Hazelwood - July 19, 2014 - 9:59 am

Love your good sense of humor!
And wonder now if I could make the log-cabin blanket and/or the cross blanket and have them turn out nice and neat at the edges where I am supposed to either do 3-needle-bind offs or pick up sts at the edge of a knit piece?!

I have been knitting squares for Kas-care blankets. These I don’t have to knit or sew on (someone else will do this in South Africa). But I’d like to make a simple garter st blanket or afghan knitted or sewn together once, too.

I am German and now also American (was able to keep my German citizenship and got also the US this Spring). We live in KY.
Keep up the good work!


Arlene Hermann - March 11, 2015 - 11:45 am

Hi you guys:)

I made one for my Pastor and his wife. it was big enough for their couch in their rec room in the basement. they loved it. They tell me every time they uses it they think of me and all the hard work that went into knitting one. i also made a Packer log cabin blanket and put my own spin on it. in the center I did my version of the G logo. Then I garter stitch I did for putting in 7 of the Packer players on it. It turned out just gorgeous. My brother has it and it is a throw. I would send you pictures of it but am not on my computer to show them to you.


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