Anyway. About the knitted log cabins killing me. So I went into the deepest recesses of my closet and dug out this:
Log Cabin Blocks. Circa 1999-2000. Noro Kureyon.
I was a newish knitter, with limited funds for yarn. I was also limited to making squares or rectangles. I loved garter stitch. I loooooved Kureyon. I found a library book with a log cabin baby blanket (I think it was by Lily Chin, but don't quote me on that).
Enter the perfect project. Log cabin squares out of Noro Kureyon. I could go to the store and satisfy my yarn urge with one ball of Kureyon. They didn't have to match color combinations or even dyelots. The yarn color usually changed around the same time as the "log" and if it didn't change to my satisfaction, I could spit splice.
I am suprised to find two blocks, as I only remembered making one. From the looks of them, I didn't know much about blocking back then. I guess I lost interest, or didn't know what to with them, or maybe they had just fulfilled their purpose for the time.
I have a hankering to start working on them again. My husband and I just got caught up in 24 this year (I never claim to be on the cutting edge) and have been renting the previous seasons as fast as we can. (We just finished season one, so don't tell me anything.) This feels like it would make good 24 knitting, and a nice break from socks.
I'm not sure I like them as big as the big block, but then again, big blocks mean less blocks, and less sewing together. I guess I'll just get started on the unfinished one and see where it leads. Thoughts and suggestions welcome.
And Another Thing.
Since people have asked, here's the lowdown on the merchandise.
I have several tote bags finished, and they will go on sale in Etsy the morning of July 5th. There may or may not be a few skeins of miscellaneous yarn that I didn't have skeined up in time for the last sale.
I am doing my next dyeing after the holiday, and that yarn will go on sale the morning of July 13th.
I hate setting these dates in stone; you know I have children ages 6, 4, and almost-2. But barring act of God, mother nature, or child, this is my plan.
And you will see no more Shameless Self Promotion from me until those dates.