I just finished my first log cabin...yipee! This dishcloth is for the Dishcloth Fun KAL. I really enjoyed making it. Picking out colors to use always keeps me interested. This is the pattern I used. I used large stitch holders instead of putting the stitches on the yarn as suggested. January One's blog has very good information on how to build a log cabin. I finished off my log cabin dish cloth with an applied I-Cord. This is the first applied I-cord for me, but not my last. This is a wonderful video tutorial for the applied I-Cord. You can find more information here as well. The I-Cord finished the cloth off nicely. Give the the log cabin dishcloth a try, especially if you're been wanting to try out the technique of the log cabin. This is a very good place to start before getting too involved in a big project.
Now I have a huge hankering to do a real big log cabin blanket from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. Just wish I had more time to knit. I'm forever seeing patterns all over the internet...I keep bookmarking them and put them on my to-do list. I really don't think I'll ever not have anything to knit. I'm happy as long as I have a stash of yarn to knit with. In addition, in case you don't already have the Mason Dixon Knitting book, wanting to make a big log cabin blanket would be a great reason to go and buy the book. All the information you ever wanted to know about log cabins is in the book. The pictures are wonderful, but you also get Kay and Ann's witty and inspirational writings as a bonus. It's not just a book of patterns, but a book filled with sentiments that I know everyone can identify with.
I can't wait for October's Dishcloth Fun KAL, as it's going to be a mystery knit-a-long. Yesterday I bought my black Sugar & Cream cotton yarn. That was the only color I didn't have. I'm ready...I'm really curious what we are going to knit??!