Is Starshower the new Honey Cowl? Only time will tell (but it looks good).

And a Valentine Square, Too

Dear Kay,
A square! I made a square. It’s not square, but maybe it’ll block into something other than a semi-trapezoid-roundish thingie.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody! Remember: Let your inner square run free.
Love,
Ann

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Love it! It’s mauve-e-lous. I am trying to figure out the sequence of your strips (there are 3 equal strips in the center, right?) but cannot quite get it. So many skinny strips, so many ends! At least in wool, the ends tend to stick where you put them; that’s a blessing.
    I’m doing thicker log cabins (4 strippers), so I don’t have to switch so often, but I do switch often enough to enjoy ‘color play’. 16 shades of Peaches & Creme; it’s a beautiful, bright thing. xox Kay P.S. Ann, did you get the memo about using up scraps and odd balls for your afghan squares? It’s causing me physical pain to think that you are breaking up your LW DK stash!

  2. Okay, I must be tired because I’m staring at that square trying to understand the sequencing. Throw me a bone, guys. How do you knit a log cabin square?
    I’ve cast on for square #2. Jo Sharp Desert Garden stripes.

  3. OK y’all, I started to write about this weirdo square but was interrupted by chocolate-poisoned Cupids throwing dominoes at me. Sorry to leave you hanging with such an ill-curated piece of handwork.
    If you look for a pattern, you shall find only disappointment. I started this thing about midnight as a dose of sleeplessness descended. I have no idea how to do a log cabin pattern–I just started. Kay, the empress of this stuff, makes lovely repeats and rhythms, while I made a kooky mess. It was a learning experience, however, and the next one will have an actual rhythm to the colors. The ends took maybe 20 minutes to weave, which wasn’t so awful because I was at the science museum with Clif–the only place in town that induces waking comas in every parent there. The kids run around like maniacs, while the Living Moms stagger around wishing for a cup of coffee. Except, of course, for the one superachiever mom who is climbing the adventure tower all the way up to the model of the enormous plastic heart. Euw.
    I’m going to experiment with larger colorblocks (go ahead and post yours, will you, Kay? So I can copy it?), but I did enjoy having seven shades of purple and pink cooking. And as for the destiny of my Lightweight DK: if this isn’t a good use for it, I don’t know what is.
    I figure the poor Afghan lady who ends up with this square will figure it’s a Christian thing and won’t worry about it. “It must have to do with the Holy Trinity, or Lent or something,” she will mutter to her friend.

  4. You aren’t really using your Lightweight DK for knitted squares,are you ? !

  5. Ah, Emma, never fear. This square used a grand total of I’m guessing four feet of yarn. My little balls don’t even look like a dent has been put in them.
    I’ve been dying to make something with my colorful stash, and finally a project appears that seems tailor made for it. I’ll do some squares for the Afghans, all the while trying out colors for a blanket for the fellas.
    At some point, I hate to admit it, I really ought to knit stuff with my stash. However imperfect it ends up!
    x0x0x0x A.