I started a log cabin hit-or-miss in pinks and greens the other day. I love how fast log cabins go. I just pile up the lights and darks in separate baskets and go to it. Someone asked me how I keep my lines straight -- it is so easy. Like quilters do, I simply stitch in the ditch. I hook between the same two threads on my linen backing -- I don't need to draw a line or stop to check where I am placing my hook. The loops spread the threads apart a bit, so I can even hook a straight line just by feel. The hook wants to go into that larger space. It's amazingly easy. Here's what I hooked in about four hours the day I started:
And here we are this morning, about eight and a half hours in:
I had to rip a triangle out -- I put lights in where the darks should go -- duh -- and I'll be taking that pink center square out. I prefer the forest green, which will also be what I bind the rug with when I finish it. Not a bad few days worth of work.