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Tuesday, February 12, 2008
 
Orion's Log Cabin



My much younger cousin (whose not really all that young), just had her first baby.
Congratulations to all in her sweet family!

The new little boy has been on my mind in the past few weeks, as I've completely relished knitting a happy little log cabin square for him. It was originally intended to be a blanket (a la mason dixon), but the short rows I used to make the pieces
non-square (i.e. charming) have had the added effect of causing the little square to pop out convexly and rather, well, pillow-like.

This happy little accident, combined with the fact that baby Orion came 3 weeks early have sealed the fate of this little square, as a 20" pillow, instead of a much larger blanket.

I will sew a pillowcase from some fun fabric, tack the log cabin square to it, and then embroider his name somewhere.

Thanks for talking me through all this, Heather. As always, you give my knitting crises your full, therapist-quality attention. I hope to always do the same for you!

Tomorrow I'm off to Philly. gulp.

In my fantasies, I'm relaxed (peaceful even) and savoring every moment. In my nightmares, I'm worrying about my children and aimless without their constant company.
I feel excited tonight, and that is a good sign.



Happy Valentines day!

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Comments:
I love your log cabin pillow - very cute and perfect for a new little baby!

Good luck in Philly - it's a great town and I know you'll have fun - so don't worry! Eat a cheesesteak for me!
 
Log cabin pillow--brilliant solution! I've been scrolling down and reading old posts since I've been on blog-reading hiatus lately, and every damn post is inspiring and has gorgeous photos of amazing craftiness. I feel so inadequate, as a knitter and a blogger (ha), in comparison!
 
I saw some baby jeans on your Flickr site and I want the pattern!! do you have it to share?
Also, I tried to reply to your last email, but I wasn't sure it got through. hoping it did!
talk to you soon.
 
I love the pillow. Alex still sleeps with two pillows. One for his head and one for comfort.
 
Love it Molly! what a lucky little "star hunter" your new family member is. I hope you are having a fabuluxurious time in Philly!
 
Have a great time in PA! What a stretch for a mama to be so far away--but that brings flexibility, right??** xoxo Christine
 
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