Well, I'm going baby crazy. I am sweating out my Banana Tree Cardigan set for this weekend...and what do I do? On Saturday I am grocery shopping at Fred Meyer...and pushing that cart down the craft aisle...I spot some Lion HOMETOWN super bulky yarn ON SALE...from $4.59 to $3.19. With so many colors to chose from I could have died. Well...long story short...I had seen a baby log cabin blanket over at Ravelry where the knitter had used Rowan BIG WOOL for a super thick and cushiony baby log cabin blanket. I was NOT going to purchase Rowan BIG WOOL for mine. (too expensive) But the idea planted a seed in my brain that kept growing. An internet search didn't render any good results in finding a nice but inexpensive yarn!
I was so excited by my color palette that I came home and cast on for my baby log cabin that very night! Using a US15 I cast on 15st for the center (Tampa Spice) block. Here is my Rav folder.
So here is what I've done by this morning. It has about 4-6 more logs to be knitted. Not sure how many...but when I'm done...the plan is that all 4 sides will represent each of the 4 colors. A Grey, a red, a cream, a black.
My intentions for this blanket are for a "floor blanket". You know, a baby must be allowed to lay on the floor so they'll learn how to get up on their hands and knees and eventually crawl. I used to put a blanket down for my babies. Warmer, and cleaner. Sometimes they'd fall asleep on it. And it's nice to have a blanket to put them down when you have to leave the room for a minute, or for times when you're visiting friends homes. I bring my own floor blanket.
The center block itself measures 7.5" x 7.5" (15 st wide & 16 garter ridges)
The blanket, as is, measures 34" x 38". So definitely needs more blocks. With super bulky yarn, and US15 needles, the knitting goes super fast!
Yarn: Lion Brand HOMETOWN USA. Very soft and cushy. Washable, cheap!
I bought 4 of each color...but I think I'll be able to return 1 of each.