Monthly Archives: July 2012

Log Cabin Blankie


This was my first big destash project of 2012.  It started on a long road trip from Memphis to Wichita, in the back seat of my daughter’s vehicle, next to Hannah, her puppy.

I think it took on some of her characteristics.  It required much more attention from me than I originally planned to give it.  It caused me to spend more money than I had budgeted.  And it seemed to take over my waking life.

Log Cabin squares

The pattern for the blanket shows it bordered with black, similar to many of the granny square afghans I grew up seeing.

Not a fan.

So I thought I’d border mine with a blue to match my dorm pillow.

and the squares just kind of get lost.

So I’m frogging out the blue and I’m going to make some more squares.  Stay tuned.


Blueberry Squares


So I started a destash project — my Log Cabin Blankie — and ended up with more yarn than ever.

But then I saw this beautiful pattern and I thought, ok, I can try another destash.

This is from susyranner on Flickr.

But I have this favorite pic of blueberries — it’s my desktop background — and coincidentally the colors would look great in my room….

So I’m on a quest for Simply Soft in these colors.

I have started a GIMP image incorporating the yarn swatches onto the berries.

swatch palette for Blueberry Squares

swatches of Simply Soft