Friday, September 30, 2011
It's been a very busy week what with work and my mom in the hospital, but I did make a little progress.
The infinity scarf was started ( remember I was only going to cast on my stitches) on Thursday evening and by Sunday, I had soaked it, blocked it and waited for it to dry.
I love it. It is theeeeee softest yarn and was so easy to make. I have been wearing it all day.
I am still plugging away on my next Cherry Tree block and have made just a little progress on it.
I even threw together another zig zag row of half square triangles that eventually will go into a baby quilt.
The next set of half square triangles are all laid out to make the next row.
I may be making some major progress this weekend as I have to get myself ready for a mini retreat with my friends next weekend. So as not to have to take half of my sewing room with me, I need to get my projects cut, pinned, planned and whatever needs to be done to make my load a little lighter. So....hopefully (barring any unforeseen problems with my mom, health, weather or any black cloud that may be following me) I will be headed up to one of our favorite places to hole away and sew to our hearts content. I should have plenty to show you the week after next weekend.
Happy stitching everyone.
Friday, September 23, 2011
I have none......apparently.
I said I was going to finish another Cherry Tree block before moving onto another project, but I was tempted by my knitting projects. I have been working on my Cherry Tree block though. Here's the proof.
Doesn't matter that I still have one more block and one border that I am behind, but that was my deal to myself before I could start knitting.
The first mistake I made was to go to the yarn shop and buy the needles that I needed for one of my knit projects.....then I said, "oh....I will just cast on my first row of stitches" and then it led me here.
I only have to stitch 8 inches worth before it is done.
Hard to believe that these 24" round needles will produce this Infinity scarf.
But I know once I start to bind off the stitches that are on the needles, this thing is just going to GROW!
Oh....and while I was at the yarn shop my eye was drawn to the shawl pins. I have always admired them, but just didn't have a need for one. Well, of course the variegated yarn I bought along with the infinity scarf yarn is for a shawl, so why not buy a scarf pin BEFORE you make the shawl. Well, that's my reasoning and I am sticking to it. Guess what I will be starting as soon as this infinity scarf is done?
Isn't it pretty? I figured shawl or no shawl, I just had to have it. It is fruitwood with an ebony inlay. Maybe it is like buying a pair of shoes that you just love and then having to go out and buy an outfit for it. What do you think?
and...during all this time, I finished another Elm Creek Quilts books, too.
Another good read.
Pays to have a day to yourself when you can do anything that you want. Actually, laundry doesn't count even though I squeezed that in today, too.
Hope you get to do what you want to do this weekend.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I should be quilting or appliqueing, but I couldn't resist buying some yarn recently while on vacation.
I found this beautiful yarn in a shop in Cedar, Michigan called Wool & Honey...the shop that is.
Unfortunately she was pretty much sold out of it, but I just had to have the shawl that she had made up in it.
Here's a close up of the yarn. The shawl is worked from the bottom up, so that the russet color will be near the face.
The pattern I will be using for this is found here. It is a free pattern.
Well, with her not having a variety of yarns, I found the gal who makes it on Etsy.
She has a wide array of colors and I can't wait to start working on this project; and she was a pleasure ordering from, too.
Well, one project wasn't enough. I, also, bought a skein of Malabrigo in a pretty teal color...the official color is #150 Azul Profundo. Here it is all stretched out.
Don't ask me why I didn't have this balled up at the shop! It is a "lace" yarn (baby Merino wool), so once I balled it up by hand, it came out to the size of a large egg.
This is going to be made into an eternity scarf. Here you will find the makers finished scarf.
I am thinking I need more hours to a day, more days to a week, more days off from work....or maybe I should just not buy more projects and get the ones that I have started finished.......nah!
Happy (knitting, crocheting, quilting, appliqueing) whatever.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Way too much time has passed since I have last posted; and I really have no good excuse except....Life.
It's been a busy last couple of months. I can't remember being this busy in such a long time.
The first thing I have to show is block #22 Cherry Tree
I am still behind two blocks and one border.
I got caught up on my September birthday block exchange; and both of these stars were sent out. One of them is still in the mail making its way to Canada....truly snail mail.
Then I thought I would get ahead a little and make my October block.
Cat's teal block
I think there are only two more blocks and I will be done for the year commitment.
I have purchased some yarn recently and have two projects that I intend to do, but I will save that for another post....and that post will be much sooner than this one was.
Have a great day and take a stitch or two for your peace of mind.
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