Dear Ann & Kay
You guys know that I love you, right? Your blog is one of my favorite reads. I’ve watched with rapt attention while Ann was on bluebird watch. I’ve felt sympathetic pangs while Kay packed up all her knitting paraphenalia in the face of home renovation.
And Ann & Kay? I love your book! I enjoyed my first read-through immensely, and have gone back to thumb through it on a number of occasions.
But Ann & Kay? I blame you. Oh, how I blame you! Before I bought your book, I would have just happily tossed those bits of leftover sock yarn in a bag and forgotten about them. But then I had to go buy your book.
And now look at me. I am knitting a log cabin blanket out of sock yarn.
Oh, dear Ann & Kay, I am obsessed. And it is your fault. (Well, actually, I blame Cara too. All those lovely photos of pretty little log cabin squares. Really, you guys just don’t play fair.)
Now, I am obsessed. Obsessed, I tell you. I cannot put this stupid thing down. I have to stop at the end of each row to admire it. Worse, I make the KOARC admire it at the end of every row too. I have threatened the KOARC with a log cabin sweater. (KOARC says that’ll be fine — he’ll wear it when he hangs out with Bill Cosby.)
So. A log cabin blanket. It ain’t gonna be pretty. Because I am just randomly adding sock yarn. Willy-nilly. Without thinking about whether the colors clash or not.
The up-side to that? If Lucy barfs on it, no one will notice.
I’m thinking this will be a never-ending work in progress. Well, as long as I am knitting socks, it will be never-ending. I plan to make just one square, and let it just grow as it will.
In aid of this endeavor, I finished my Fleece Artist socks.
More odds and ends to add to the blanket!
And I started a new sock.
This is knit from Schaeffer Anne, which is a wool/mohair/nylon blend. Very nice sock yarn — the mohair adds a lovely silkiness.
But the one thought in my mind?
That red is gonna look wicked cool in my log cabin blanket.
Ann & Kay, you have a lot to answer for.