Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Ronnie's Suggestion

Ronnie (here at the library with me!) has suggested we make a log cabin out of Comfort yarn in shades of pink and purple. I told her I would post her idea!

21 comments:

vagabond bettie said...

WOO HOO! best.idea.ever.

MyDailyFiber said...

Maybe it would be nice to do squares because the hand-off for a log cabin may not be so easy to keep secret at the bean every Monday.

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MyDailyFiber said...

Maybe like this www.knitwits-heaven.com/breast_cancer_awarenesst.htm Pink Ribbon Washcloth , and maybe in shades of red, pinks, purples, white, cream.

skully said...

Great ideas MDF!

Suzette said...

I like both ideas- I agree about it being tricky to do a hand off at knitting, but I don't think it's impossible, either. I love how the log cabins look.

On the other hand, squares are good because everyone can do 1 in a week and it's done except the joining. It would be much quicker.

vagabond bettie said...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/curve-of-pursuit

I bought this log cabin pattern awhile back if you guys are interested in using it.
:)

vagabond bettie said...

I like Suzette's idea about the squares probably being faster. We could probably have it done for the anniversary party or earlier.

Debbie said...

This is a good idea. It can get chilly in the hospital when you're getting chemo, so it'd be nice if she had something to snuggle under. And if it's something that shows her friends are behind her, so much the better.

What yarn? Something softer than Red Heart, I think. < g >

Let me know if I need to be making a square or buying yarn and waiting for my turn at a log cabin. (If we wanted to do that, all we need is an opaque bag. So many log cabins are being passed around, I doubt anybody would notice there's another one.)

But as Suzette said, we could all do our squares at once and have it done that much faster, so I'm easy, either way!

Debbie said...

Oh, DUH! I just saw that the original suggestion included yarn choice. I need to slow down and read more carefully, for sure!

skully said...

The nice thing about Comfort is that it is affordable, nice, and easy to find. I know the Stitcher's Haven has it for sure.

heyfatlulu said...

Either way is great for me...or both.

vagabond bettie said...

I love how comfort feels. It would take my vote!

MyDailyFiber said...

I like the idea of the reverse images in the squares, even if they aren't all breast cancer ribbons link I have up there, it could look like a quilt.

vagabond bettie said...

I think Mimi should do a ballband style in pink n white.

vagabond bettie said...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/love-dishcloth

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soft-ice-cream-cone-dishcloth

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bumbles-dishcloth

Here's three really cute ones.

MyDailyFiber said...

:) It sure needs to be a special blanket.

heyfatlulu said...

I have a skein of Comfort variegated in purple, and also a skein of Iron Horse (?) in purple purple.

Michelle (627) said...

I really like the idea of doing squares, because it will be done a lot faster. Plus, everyone can choose their own pattern, and the blanket will end up with a little bit of each of us in it. I would be happy to do some of the sewing...maybe a few of us can get together and have a sewing party!

Oh, and I vote for Comfort. It rocks, in all ways that yarn can possibly rock. And it appears to come in a variety of appropriate colors.

Ronnale said...

come to think about it, I like the squares idea better than the log cabin. stitchers haven doesn't have a big variety of pink / purple shades, but we each can pick a ball of comfort at any yarn store and make a 12x12 square of our choice. a sewing party would be awesome and we can do this at no time.

MyDailyFiber said...

I have done squares before for a gift quilt in crochet and it was so fast and was beautiful, that's why I thought it would be good to do the squares. It would be nice to give her something soon as she begins her journey through all of this. 12 x 12 sounds very nice!