Sunday, February 28, 2010
I love the look of a quilt swaying in the breeze.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I had made a braid first thinking it would be on the front but I ended up using it for the back and coming up with a new idea for the front.
I am really excited about the binding. My guild had a 'make it and take it' night last year where they demonstrated this faux piped binding. I love the 3-D effect.
And of course I had to add one of my labels to the back.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I grew my hair out so that I could eventually donate it to Locks of Love. I have had it long for quite a few years now and I have really enjoyed it. But it has started to annoy me and I have been ready to cut it for a couple weeks. Too bad I couldn't chop it off then. I had to wait for my hair appointment. As it got closer I got more nervous and attached, but in the end I didn't chicken out. I was able to donate about a foot (12 inches) of my hair.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I haven't seen any of the Olympics since watching the 4 hour opening ceremonies on Friday night. We all sat down together but my husband wandered off halfway through the parade of nations. I worked on my sock but only got the cuff done and ended up on the computer shopping the 35% off sale at Fabric Depot. I got myself some Kona solids to make a quilt that I fell in love with from the latest American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. My kids stuck it out the entire time until just before the torch was lit at midnight when they both fell asleep. So sad. Luckily I recorded it on my Tivo so I replayed it for them the next morning.
Saturday I went to Madrona with my friends Lou and Ginny. We walked and shopped the market there. So much gorgeous yarn it was hard to resist. In the end I only bought a sweater pattern. I am so proud of myself! I ended up talking to a woman there who was what I would call a fair isle expert. She gave me great advice on knitting fair isle and I have already used some of her tips when knitting my sock.
My plan today is to work on my DQS#8 quilt. The deadline is fast approaching and I have finally decided what to make for my partner.
Friday, February 12, 2010
The Winter Olympics start tonight and we are very excited. At least I was until I saw that the opening ceremonies are about 4 hours long. Yikes! I regret getting my kids pumped about watching it. It could be a late night. If you aren't familiar with the online knitting community then let me tell you that we look forward to the Olympics for another reason as well. The Yarn Harlot started the Knitting Olympics years ago. The idea is to cast on a new and somewhat challenging project during the opening ceremonies and try to finish it by the closing ceremonies on February 28th. That gives me 16 days.
So I decided to try fair isle which I have never done and it should be rather challenging. I looked through my sock books and chose this fun design and looked through my stash and picked out some yarn. I am using Knit Picks Essential in Navy, Calypso Heather, and Edamame. I am excited to see how these colors work out. I have never chosen yarn for color work before so this should be a learning experience in every way. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
This is my friend Ada's block. I love dresden plates. Looks like I get to have some fun with some 30's prints.