These days I’m all about the mindless knit most of the time (while reading), with more complex stuff thrown into the TV time (where I can actually look at a pattern). Easy-peasy: log cabin-ing!

My handspun log cabin is growing and dude, I love it. I’ve already added another layer+ since I took this photo. And it’s actually using up balls of handspun! I’m doing 10 ridges in each section, but if I run out of a colour I just add a couple ridges the next time I’m on that side to make up for it. I want this one pretty big, and I’m already starting to think that I might have to actually spin yarn for it. I’m already planning another out of pakucho cotton, maybe double stranded on huge needles for even more fast-ness.

In other fastest-ever news, I’m progressing so fast on the handspun top-down I showed yesterday that the next post about it will likely be an FO! I’m done the body and neck edging (just some single crochet), a sleeve, and am working on the other sleeve. Here’s hoping I divided that yarn equally, and the second sleeve will be the same length as the first one. Hooray for using up stash!

14 Responses to “file under: fast and easy”

  1. Jen

    That is such a great idea. Now that I’m spinning I have been wondering what to do with small amounts of handspun!!! Thanks!

  2. Lorraine

    What the heck took me so long to get here? Lovely stuff. I am obsessed with blankies that use up snippets so I completely understand the log cabin situation. I usually get sucked into squares but log cabin looks yummy. L:

  3. Randi

    Wow, I love your log cabin…I’ve been wanting to start one for ages and you’ve really inspirede me to get going :o) Love the colors you’re using.

  4. hpny knits

    I LOVE your hand-spun log cabin. its gorgeous. I recently did a pillow cover log cabin in kureyon leftover, but your own handspun! wow. this is a good incentive to start spinning!

  5. Dr. Judy

    Lovely work! Any chance of getting a pic of the reverse side of the Log Cabin?


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