Jumping on the (Conestoga?) Bandwagon
But, today, you get not one but two, two, two bandwagons for the price of one! Can you guess the other? Here's a hint...
Those Mason-Dixon gals have me log cabin knitting. It is wonderfully mindless, yet not boring. As Cara has written at length, it presents all sorts of creative opportunities within a dictated structure. You may think it is impossible to be truly creative within the strict confines of garter stitch strips. I would remind you of a poetic form which is very highly structured but nevertheless has been the starting point for some of the most gorgeous expressions of language in Western civilization: the sonnet. (And I haven't even mentioned the villanelle.) Kate of A Strikke wrote a very thoughtful post on Mason-Dixon Knitting, which you really should pop over and read, especially if you've been wondering what all the to-do is about.
So far I have finished one (approximately 14 inch) square and I have no set plans for it. I have started another, in the same colors but in a different order. When I get nine or so of these squares, I may sew them together into a baby blanket. We'll see. For now, it's just too damn hot to think while knitting, or hold wool for long. In a perfect world, I'd be sitting with my lime and lilac cotton and my Addi Turbos, in the shade, whilst been served very many gin and tonics. Sadly, not to be.