Log Cabin Crochet Square

Log Cabin Square

MATERIALS: Four ply worsted weight yarn….any combination of five dark colors and four light colors (You can use fewer colors if you want and just repeat colors within in the block); size I crochet hook.

SIZE: 8″ square

GAUGE : 7 sc = 2″

Note: The side of the work facing you as you work Row 1 and Row 3 of each band will be the right side of the piece; To eliminate having to weave in yarn ends after each square is finished, work them in as you crochet.


With first dark color, chain 4.
Row 1 Sc in second chain from hook and in each chain across (3sc(; chain 1, turn.
Row 2-3: Work in even sc (3sc); chain 1 turn. Before working final yarn-over of last sc in Row 3, cut A and attach B to complete stitch and turning chain.

Rows 1-2: With Color B, work even in sc (3sc); chain 1 and turn.
Row 3: Work even in sc (3sc); chain 1, turn sideways.

Row 1 Pick up and work 6 sc across side of Color B and Color A center square; chain 1, turn.
Row 2: Work even in sc (6sc); chain 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in each of the first 5 sc; sc in lastsc, cutting Color B before wokring final yarn-over and attaching Color C to complete stitch (6sc); chain 1, turn sideways.

BANDS NO 3-16: Continue in the same fashion with the number of sc increasing by 3sc in each Band (BAND NO. 16 has 27 sc). Each color is used for 2 bands and you must alternate between light and dark colors in order to get the log cabin effect. Bands 1,2,5,6,9,10,13,14 are light colors. Bands 3,4,7,8,11,12,15,16 are dark colors. Center square should be dark color also. You can use all kinds of different colors to use of leftover yarn or use dark and light shades of the same color and use the same colors a couple times within one block.

ThatGrrl.ca is Cracking Under Pressure

I thought I’d have everything sorted out, organized and ready for a massive update today. But no.

Do you ever wish you could delete everything and start fresh? Like playing Carmageddon, my favourite car racing/ demolition/ dog and cow killing game. In Carmageddon you just hit the Insert button on your keyboard and your car is magically transported back into the upright position. Of course, it’s still dented, spewing engine oil and dripping with entrails… but, it’s not flying out of control, through the air to land on something hard and crash and burn you into oblivion.

I would like a magical Insert button for thatgrrl.ca. But, no. I will just have to figure it all out with the brain cells I have left.

But first, I’m getting out of the house. I’ve been caged up for at least three days now. Cabin fever is making me do odd things and have strange thoughts about… well I won’t tell you lest those white vans pull into the driveway again. I do not like their fashion style at all. How’s a grrl it itch her nose in that jacket?

Men’s Fashion Blog?

Fashion Advice and Fashion Tips for Men
Selling themselves short to call it a fashion blog. Although, maybe this is what a men’s fashion blog would be. Not all that gunk they stick into women’s fashion blogs/ magazines.

More sites for men…

Manly Web Biographies of real men. Not just girls, sports and entertainment. I knew there had to be more to men! 😉

Manly Thoughts is looking for writers. It used to be a site about more than reality TV. I remember it from a few years ago.

Seeking Writers, Humorists, and Ponderers!!.

I, Rob Daugherty, am seeking individuals with ideas and opinions to take over and build this site into something that it should be. And it doesn’t have to be just men. Ideally, I’d like to have women’s views on things so that men visiting the site can continue to make feeble attempts to understand this whacked-out species.

I do not plan on selling the domain name. However, I can create specific subdomains for content providers allowing them complete control over their particular area of interest – including their own passwords and advertising/income methods. (Complete control to a certain extent – I will not allow gratuitous sex and violence, porn, excessive vulgarity, etc. One doesn’t have to be disgusting to get their point across, even with a site called ManlyThoughts.)

Thank you,
Rob Daugherty, webmaster

ISFP Today

ThatGrrlca has an Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiver (ISFP) personality commonly referred to as “The Gentle Artist”.

About Your Personality Type
ISFP general

You are nature’s balm: the soothing presence who calms us when we are stressed, who reminds us of the delightful spontaneity of childhood, and who shows us how to appreciate nature and all living things. But as easily as you bring happiness to others, you can bring sadness to yourself when you fail to see your strengths, focusing only on your limitations.

ISFP when in love

Love for you is an all-or-nothing experience. Because you tend to shut out the rest of the world so you can experience love more fully, you can be vulnerable to the whims of your beloved. Devotion and flexibility are two of the most important qualities you, as a Gentle Artist, bring to a relationship. Your genuine and almost innocent expression of love can make the right person (and yourself as well) very happy. But you must make sure you have chosen a compatible mate, because once you fall in love, you are riding a roller coaster that is almost impossible to stop.

ISFP where to meet

Where can you meet a Gentle Artist? You can meet the Gentle Artist everywhere art, fashion, nature, children, and animals are present or discussed.

Your Most Complementary Personality Types

Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiver (ISFP) “The Gentle Artist
Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiver (ISTP) “The Craftsperson”
Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiver (ESFP) “The Performer”
Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiver (ESTP) “The Wheeler-Dealer”

Sagittarius Traits

The Archer
November 23 to December 21
Sagittarius Traits

Optimistic and freedom-loving
Jovial and good-humored
Honest and straightforward
Intellectual and philosophical

On the dark side….

Blindly optimistic and careless
Irresponsible and superficial
Tactless and restless

Sagittarius About Your Sign…
Sagittarians have a positive outlook on life, are full of enterprise, energy, versatility, adventurousness and eagerness to extend experience beyond the physically familiar. They enjoy travelling and exploration, the more so because their minds are constantly open to new dimensions of thought. They are basically ambitious and optimistic, and continue to be so even when their hopes are dashed. Their strongly idealistic natures can also suffer many disappointments without being affected. They are honorable, honest, trustworthy, truthful, generous and sincere, with a passion for justice. They are usually on the side of the underdog in society they will fight for any cause they believe to be just, and are prepared to be rebellious. They balance loyalty with independence.

Sagittarians are usually modest and are often religious, with a strong sense of morality, though they tend to overemphasize the ethical codes they follow and worship beliefs about God rather than God Himself. This means that, negatively, they regard rigid, unloving, intolerant adherence to ritual and conventional codes as more important than the truths they symbolize or embody. They sometimes pay lip service to religions and political parties in which they have ceased to believe because the outward forms satisfy them, yet they may not hesitate to switch allegiance in politics or change their system of belief if they see personal advantage to themselves in doing so.

They have both profound and widely ranging minds, equipped with foresight and good judgement, and they can be witty conversationalists. They love to initiate new projects (they make excellent researchers) and have an urge to understand conceptions that are new to them. they think rapidly, are intuitive and often original, but are better at adapting than inventing and are at their best when working with colleagues of other types of character that compliment their own. They are strong-willed and good at organizing, a combination that gives them the ability to bring any project they undertake to a successful conclusion. Their generosity can be balanced by their extreme care at handling their resources.

Sagittarians are ardent, sincere and straightforward in love, normally conventional and in control of their sexual natures. Yet if thwarted, they may easily allow their failure to embitter their whole lives or they may revenge themselves upon the opposite sex by becoming cynically promiscuous. They are more apt then the average to make an uncongenial alliance. If their marriages are successful, they will be faithful spouses and indulgent parents; but their innate restlessness will inspire them to use even the most satisfying ménage as a base from which to set out on their travels. They need to fell free and are often faced with the choice of allowing their careers to take over their lives at the expense of the love of their spouse and family. Sagittarian women are the counterparts of their men; even if they have no career to rival their love, they find it difficult to express affection and may run the risk of being thought frigid.

In other personal relationships they are reliable, seldom betraying any trust given to them. They can, however, be impulsively angry and both male and female Sagittarians know how to be outspoken and exactly what expressions will hurt their adversaries most. On the other hand they are magnanimous in forgiving offenses and are responsible when looking after the elderly in the family.

Their gifts fit Sagittarians for a number of widely differing professions. They are natural teachers and philosophers with a talent for expounding the moral principles and laws which seem to explain the universe. This gift enables them to be successful churchmen on the one hand and scientists on the other. The law and politics also suit them, as does public service, social administration, public relations and advertising. Travel and exploration naturally appeal to such restless souls and, if their opportunities are limited, they may find something of travel and change of scene in the armed forces or through working as a travelling salesman. Others may make fine musicians and, in the days before automobiles, they were said to be successful at horse trading and all activities, including sporting ones, concerning horses. This has been translated in modern terms into an interest in cars and aircraft – and again with emphasis on the sporting side racing, rallying etc. They are said to make good sports coaches, but their tastes in this direction may lead them into imprudent gambling, though the gambling instinct may be sublimated by carrying it out professionally as a bookmaker.

The vices to which Sagittarians are prone are anger they tend to flare up over trifles; impatience – they want to rush every new project through immediately and demand too much of colleagues who cannot work at the pace they require; and scorn of the inadequacies of others while expecting fulsome recognition of their own efforts. They may in one sense deserve recognition, because in completing a major project they will sacrifice their health and family relationships; in their family’s eyes they may merit condemnation.

They can be exacting, domineering and inconsiderate in the work place; and boastful, vulgar and extravagant in their private lives. Their restlessness, if excessive, can jeopardize more than their own stability. some Sagittarians risk becoming playboys, wasting their lives away in frivolous pursuits. Others can develop a moralizing, religious fanaticism or else turn into hypocrites, their inner prudishness disguised by an outward appearance of joviality. Another side of the religiosity which is a danger in Sagittarians is superstition.

Your Starstone is the TOPAZ
Topaz, the gem comes in many different colors and is a member of the quartz group. It aids in bringing forth your leadership qualities and enables you to grasp control of any situation you confront in life. Topaz makes you feel more in control of yourself or the situations you encounter and helps you deal with them in a competent fashion. It helps you take the lead and handle things in a competent fashion. Tradition has it that Topaz helped foretell the future, enhance sexual energy, and promote harmony.