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Jan in CA
11-01-2007, 05:50 PM
Now this was fun!! I got the Mason Dixon book from the library and saw this and had to try it. It's so easy and what a great way to use up stash scraps!

Pat in Ca
11-01-2007, 07:27 PM
That looks sooo cool, Jan!! Could you continue on with it and make it bigger? I want to try that!!
Pat

auburnchick
11-01-2007, 07:40 PM
Very nice! I made a bathroom rug from that book...log cabin style. It's a fun, easy pattern!

I love what you made though! Very cute pattern for a dishcloth!

Jan in CA
11-01-2007, 07:40 PM
That looks sooo cool, Jan!! Could you continue on with it and make it bigger? I want to try that!!
Pat

Definitely! You can make each section as large or small as you want, too. I also wove in the ends as I went along so I didn't have many of those to do either. Whew! See if your library has the book, it's pretty neat!

knitqueen
11-01-2007, 09:08 PM
That looks great! I'm on my way to check my library on-line to see if they have the book.....

knitqueen
11-01-2007, 09:12 PM
Is this (http://www.amazon.com/Mason-Dixon-Knitting-Knitters-Patterns-Questions/dp/0307236056/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-0885888-9987933?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193965877&sr=8-1) the book?? If so, I just reserved it from my library and am first in line whenever a copy becomes available. Yay! I love something new.

Jan in CA
11-01-2007, 09:15 PM
Is this (http://www.amazon.com/Mason-Dixon-Knitting-Knitters-Patterns-Questions/dp/0307236056/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-0885888-9987933?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193965877&sr=8-1) the book?? If so, I just reserved it from my library and am first in line whenever a copy becomes available. Yay! I love something new.

Yes, that's it! Lots of neat stuff in it and some funny and interesting things as well. :teehee: I'm making another square with some random blues and multi that I have. I'm making these as squares to give to Sandy for the charity blankets. We do the squares..she gets the fun of sewing them together. :teehee:

MAmaDawn
11-01-2007, 10:26 PM
That is so cool!

Is that book worth buying? I'm making a list of ones that I'd like for Christmas....

knitgal
11-01-2007, 10:51 PM
I have that book and I LOVE it. I would definitely recommend buying it. The patterns are so original and it's a really fun read too. I tried the whole log cabin thing with my scraps of Manos. I was going to make a log cabin style block and then felt it, just to see how it turned out...but I messed up the log cabin somewhere and frogged it. This makes me want to try again though!

cam90066
11-01-2007, 11:13 PM
I took the MD book out of my local library and hated having to return it. Lots of great stuff!

cam

The.Knitter
11-01-2007, 11:23 PM
Great job Jan. One fine day I will progress to more than one colour in a project. I added a few rows of a different colour to my granddaughter's hat (the one that went with her fweater), but just broke the yarn and started on the second colour, then did the same back to the original. I thought that was pretty brave. You people are inspiring me on to bigger and better things......

ah
11-02-2007, 12:31 AM
Looks great. I got that book recently and the log cabin technique looks really fun.

dustinac
11-02-2007, 08:47 AM
:happydance: Looks Great!

walmin22
11-02-2007, 02:36 PM
I really have to get myself to the Library!

Looks Great!

momwolf
11-02-2007, 04:12 PM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_50_5.gif I'm gonna have to try that!!!!!

monzogary
11-02-2007, 08:43 PM
Nice! I will have to try that with all my extra stash one of these days....

ArtLady1981
11-03-2007, 02:13 PM
Hi Jan!

Wasn't that book an absolute 'hoot'!!!?? Those gals are so hilarious! The entire book was a good read! Yes, they have de-mystified a lot of knitting techniques for me! And I did read that they ALWAYS have a log cabin in progress. As they finish other projects, they add the leftover yarn into their current log cabin project! What an interesting concept! Of course, you can buy a boatload of yarn and "Plan a Log Cabin" on purpose...but I really like the idea of using leftovers for a log cabin, too!

I bought the book, it was that good. Thanks for sharing your log cabin square for us! I guess that log cabin concept would work good for interesting looking dishcloths, too!

What will you use this square for? Will you continue to add to it?

Jan in CA
11-04-2007, 01:39 PM
I finished another square now, this one in shades of blue/purple/multi.

Artlady, I am making them for Sandy's square project..we make squares, send them to her and she puts them together for charity. Works for me and I get to use up stash yarn. :thumbsup:

I think I would like to buy yarn specifically for this project for me someday. I'd prefer a more orderly color pattern for myself. ;)

ArtLady1981
11-04-2007, 08:52 PM
That is so cool!

Is that book worth buying? I'm making a list of ones that I'd like for Christmas....


YES!

newamy
11-04-2007, 09:48 PM
So you finally caught the Mason Dixon bug. Their book makes knitting so approachable. I made a log cabin dish cloth. I've done the dish cloth reloaded-hint place markers to divde each repeat. I've done the log cabin Absorba bath mat, the bibs, baby genius burp cloth, (same stitch pattern I used on the Odd Ball Charity blanket) and the baby kimino.

With two squares down you'll soon have a blanket.

Their sequel comes out next spring.