Plus, did I mention...I am running out of yarn!??? I originally purchased 4 of each color...and one extra of Tabby, the darkest brown.
But, here I am...just beginning the FINAL FOUR ROUNDS...the Toad...and I only have 2 skeins of Toad...2 Snowshoe...1 Cottontail...1 Tabby.
These final four rounds almost suck up one skein per side (log)!
So last night I ordered extra from KnitPicks...to give me 4 skeins of each of the colors. I might have partial skeins leftover in the end...but I'll use them as best I can to make a miniature log cabin pillow cover. I've got a couple of 'old as the hills' sofa pillows that I use when I'm watching TV 'vertically'! I'd love to cover at least one of them. Log cabin on one side, the other side could be a solid color stash yarn if the City Tweed runs out.
When I originally ordered my yarn, I based my yardage on Andy Schultz's Log Cabin yardage. But, he used a US11 (I used a US8)...and so his LC could've used less yarn. My LC might be more compact, therefore using more yarn?
I started my center log and exactly matched the dimensions of Andy's center log...but I remember that my first center log was a whole GOB more cast on stitches, and a whole GOB more ridges to come up to Andy's measurement of 2.5" x 10".
But, I did not get a nice garter stitch using the US11. Then I swatched with a US10, then a US9...finally, I like the 'look' of the garter with the US8. It is what I wanted.
So, that's prolly part of my yarn dilemma!
I am NOT going to block this blankie! I do think I'll toss it in the dryer on AIR, with one of those DRYELL "dry cleaning sheets" they advertise on TV. I know my blanket prolly has some Nighthawk Summit dust in it! I knit outside most of the time, and the high winds were really showin' their stuff! Once in a while...an especially 'showy' gust would whip up the powdery dust-like dirt on the mountain...blowing all over creation! So I know this blanket prolly has some Nighthhawk Summit dirt in it!
I think the dryer treatment will fluff up the blanket and remove any dust inside the yarn. I hope!