Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Log Cabin w/o the b/o???
so I started a sampler log cabin, thinking I'd make it into a dish cloth when done. While picking up stitches from the purl bumps is nice and easy, I quickly tired of picking up stitches from the bound-off edges (and I had hurt fingers!). Sooooo.... I wondered why I had to bind off at all. Why couldn't I just move the stitches to a stitch holder until I needed them, and then could pick them up off the stitch holder and go from there.
So I did it. It quickly got too big for a stitch holder, so I used a DPN with needle tips on each end. I figured if I went beyond a washcloth to a blanket, I could use an "extra" circular needle to hold the edges until I need them...
(and the changing of the colors is SOOOOO much smoother!)
I'll edit this to post a picture when I can take it and upload it w/o waking the 3 YO...
I didn't think of holding it on needles till the last round, so don't look at the others to see how it worked ;) lol... I suck at picking up stitches! And this may be the UGLIEST log cabin in the history of log cabins--I used each color of cotton that I owned once and quit when I was done. lol...
Anyway, if any of you try it, I'd love to hear your opinions!
I love playing with these wonderful patterns!
I've been taking a break from log cabinning for about a month now - but will get back to my off-center version soon.