December 28, 2006, String of Purls, Omaha, Nebraska.
This picture pretty much says it all. I had a blast just pouring my heart out about Log Cabin love. I couldn’t have wished for a more into-it audience. By the time I got done blabbing (or actually I just paused), everyone had knitted the center of a big-ass log cabin cushion in Nebraska’s favorite home-state yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. Yummy!
A few more highlights, although I regret that due to excessive blabosity, I didn’t take very many pictures:
Rose, who came all the way from Texas to visit an Omaha pal and go to log cabin school. Rose is modelling her Union Square Poncho from Weekend Knitting. This is the only poncho in the entire universe that I have ever really truly wanted to make for myself. Now more than ever. Ain’t it chic? Especially considering how it’s a poncho?
A baby was there! Gabriel Joseph, age 13 days and maybe a couple of hours, didn’t make a peep until after it was all over. (Illustrating blabbing’s power to soothe.) I marvelled at his young ma’s serenity, to sit there knitting for 3 hours with her newborn right there. I stopped marvelling when she told me Gabriel is her Number 6.
One of 18 brand-new log cabins in the works.
Documenting the denim: Muriel’s sweater. (Hey I’m just learning how to write on pictures.)
No cocktails were consumed in the making of this photograph. What can I say–I had a good time. Thanks so much to Anne, Becky and Robin for the warm welcome and the sweet setup. I hope to be getting pictures of FOs from my students!