It has begun – the much-anticipated log cabin rug. It is another pattern from the book The Knitted Rug by Donna Druchanas. I did a lot of fiddling around learning to pick up stitches in the way the book suggests and getting confused about the direction the strips were going around. I was starting to feel like a moron. Then I realised that the pictures I was looking at were going in the opposite direction to the main rug picture on the previous page. Oops. I am a visual person. Why would they put photos in there of the pattern worked the other way around? Some of us take pictures seriously! The moral of the story is: I like pictures. And the other moral of the story is: make sure your visuals are telling the same story as your writing.

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So… I have knitted my first square of the rug now. I’m not entirely satisfied with the colours. I had wanted something a bit darker, but I think it will look nice once it all comes together. As usual, I’m taking a rather neutral route. The pattern is very easy once you get past the self-imposed problems. I have excellent self-imposed problem abilities…

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