Monday, March 12, 2018
Odds and Ends
The other day I had found around 179 pairs of half square triangles in my French General bin, so I sewed them together. This is the layout that I am going to sew this little top together in. Each block is 2" finished. I will be taking this along when I go to retreat next month. I may attach borders, but I will see when the time comes.
Also, between sewing and long arming....I have been knitting.
I finished this pair of wool socks.
The yarn is by Vesper and is called Bespeckled Sock yarn. The color is called Dark Magenta, but they are really a pretty silver gray with the magenta running through it. Again, there is snow in the forecast, so I think I will still have time to wear wool socks for a little while.
At this point, I only have one more skein of sock yarn (brown), but I think I need to take a break from making socks (if I can keep myself from doing them). I have a sweater that needs finishing and it would be nice to be able to wear it while it is still cold.
I did run to the yarn shop the other day though and picked up yarn for another shawl.
It's called Doo Wop and the yarns I chose are really yummy. They are from Shibui. My sister-in-law, Maria, and I are going to work on this shawl pattern together, so I imagine it will be when we go to a yarn festival in Pittsburgh that is coming up.
Here are my colors.
I can't wait to start on this shawl.
For now though, I have other things that need to be finished, but isn't that the way things go? Too many projects started .....UFOs! The one thing I don't want at this point is to start a yarn "stash" because I know what my fabric "stash" looks like.
Can you relate?
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