There are already more than 200 posts on the #fringeandfriendslogalong feed and I’m giddy with all the variety and eager for what’s still to come! Speaking of what’s still to come, here’s are those details I promised you—
Upcoming blog posts will include varying perspectives on how to handle your ends as well as guidance for crocheters, and I don’t think it will be very long before we start having panelist FOs to talk about! (And hopefully my little mitts pattern even sooner.) But let me know if there’s anything else in particular you’d like us to address as a panel.
I don’t usually set an end date on knitalongs (blog content will come to a close around the end of Feb, but you’re always welcome to keep going) and I’m especially reluctant to do so with the Logalong since the range of projects underway is so broad. I mean, some of those blankets could take awhile! (Unless you’re Ann, a knitter possessed.) So there’s no firm end date, but we do need to set a date as far as …
I always say I’m conflicted about prizes because your finished object is your prize! — not to mention all the fun and learning and camaraderie along the way — but then I go and make up a whole bunch of extra prizes like I did with Summer of Basics because, let’s face it, prizes are fun. So I’m declaring the following prizes which will be drawn from all posts on the #fringeandfriendslogalong feed on February 28th and announced the following Friday here on the blog. Your project does not have to be complete at that time; I’ll simply be choosing from all contributions made to the feed between now and then.
One winner for each category will receive a $100 gift certificate* to Fringe Supply Co.:
• Best Laid Plans — for the most inspired or creative concept
• House Proud — for best photos/documentation
• Square and True — for best traditional use of log cabin
• Thinking Outside the Block — for best non-traditional use of log cabin
• Like Cabin (aka Mock Cabin) — for best adaptation/variation on modular knitting
Plus: I’ll do a random drawing of 5 posts from within the feed and those posters will each win a Field Bag in the color of their choice.*
As Jeff Probst would say, “Worth playing for?”
Bonus: Ann and Kay are giving away a Ninepatch Blanket Kit — details on how to enter that drawing are on MDK today.
The photos above are a few of the many standouts from this week’s posts on the hashtag. I didn’t intend them to be color-coordinated, but the feed has a definite palette to it so far! Click through to each one to read and see more—
TOP: @sari_n_’s amazing improvisation
MIDDLE LEFT: @phoebe.lle’s fascinating sock-fixing plan (note to Phoebe: can I have this?)
MIDDLE RIGHT: @dottidee’s persistence
BOTTOM: @knit_frog_repeat’s lovely little schematics
And of course, there’s so much more goodness to be found on the full feed, so I encourage you to check it out even if you’re not playing along.
Happy weekend, everyone!
*Note that your posts must be visible in the feed to be eligible, so post them using a public Instagram account and the hashtag #fringeandfriendslogalong. Contest is open to participants worldwide but all winners will be responsible for their own shipping fees.
PREVIOUSLY in Log Cabin Make-along: Meet the panel!
Thanks for the mention! ☺️ Love this #logalong #knitalong!
It’s looking so good already!
At the beginning I really thought Nah, this is totally nothing for me. But seeing this is really inspiring..
So as I was always planning a cable knit blanket over the festive period I wasn’t planning on joining in on this knit along, but stalking the feed last night peaked my interest and I might just have to start something…
I’ve started my log cabin project and have been incentivized to document it regularly. Frankly, the thought process that led me to my project was really fascinating. I’ll include it in my IG post. Cheers!
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All you need to do is include that hashtag in your caption and your photo will appear in the feed — as long as you’re posting from a public account.
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