Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Another Discovery

I have discovered the wonderful world of Log Cabin afghans! OK, I'm a late bloomer. I have the Mason Dixon book and had looked longingly of the LCs in there. But for some reason, I just couldn't get the hang of it. Then, at a recent knitting meet-up at my LYS, I happened to mention my desire to do one to the group. The owner heard me, and she came over and explained how to do it! Now it seems so easy.

This LC is a pet blankie for the Lily M. Foundation, Inc., Lily Pad project. Even before it was done, I was mentally designing one for me. I've been working on it along with socks. My new LC started out rather traditionally, but it has taken on a life of its own. That is one of the best things about this kind of knitting. I just start, and when I feel like changing colors--I do!! And it is so nice not to have to count once in a while!!!

Another good thing about LCs is that it's giving me the opportunity to use up a lot of the acrylic I have in my yarn stash. And if I do need to buy a particular color, acrylic yarn is usually a lot less expensive than what I usually buy.

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