I my attempt to finish up WIP and dominate all UFOs in my house I pulled the leaf quilt back out. I finished 99% of the curved parts and started assembling the blocks. Each block is suppose to have a steam near the leaf. The first three I did following the instructions and I hated how it cam out. So, I pulled the steams and am just going with the leafs.
I'm sure I wont finish this up any time soon - but at least I'm making slow progress.
So I finished the actually quilting of the king quilt this weekend. Methow approves of the quilt (and spent more of her time sleeping on it). Now to find binding that goes, cut the binding, trim the outer quilt and assemble. Sounds fast and easy huh?
Another FO to report. This was June's Mystery 220.
Project Details: Turns out this is Infinitely Simple Lace Infinity Scarf. I used Jo Sharp alpaca kid luster yarn. I bought 2 skeins of the yarn to see if I liked it. I'm glad I used it for a small project and didn't buy a ton of it, because it really doesn't have a very good feeling to it. I started on June 5th and finished on June 17th. It took 2 skeins, which works out to be 242 yards.
Interesting design - I'm not sure I would have picked up this pattern had it not been a mystery!
So I finally finished spinning something again. Go figure right? Well this is 400 yards of what used to be Fingering weight (but after washing it it puffed up again). I did lace/fingering singles and then plyed it. Colorway Sea Side Town from Serenity Stitches. Mix of 75% merino and 25% nylon (superwash). My plan was to design a pair of socks with this - but now with the new poof I'm not sure I want to.
I've decided I'm a bit done with superwash spinning for a while. I need something that keeps it shape!
I love putting FO in the subject line. Makes me feel like I've done something good!
Project Details: Started on March 6th and finished on June 5th. Longer than one would think - but this was the car or doctor's office project. Not something I worked on all the time. I used 6 skeins of Bristol Yarn Gallery Buckingham Fingering alpaca yarn held together. Well I held two strands together (not all 6 at one time). This gave me the weight I wanted and it still drapes well I think.
The pattern is really only 2 sentences long. I used size 7 needles and didn't change anything from the pattern. It was really a fun project!
I posted a few weeks ago about wanting to hexagon this jelly roll (which turned out to be too narrow for the 2" hexagons). So, using my template cutter I cut them out. They are a lot smaller - but all ready to go. Now .... to work a little!
Call Me Hexagon Addicted! A friendly fabric swap for the hexagon addict in you. In a rainbow of colors please feel free to join us. Rules: 1. Fill a ziploc bag with ~1/2 yard of fabric in a wide variety of colors 2. Post a photo to the flickr group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/1667659@N24/) 3. For each bag you post you can select a bag from someone else 4. Be prepared to ship anywhere 5. The scraps of fabric can be recycles, reclaimed or new but they all need to be big enough to cut out a 2" hexagon (make sure this is washed fabric) 6. Exchange will start after the Canadian Post Strike 7. All fabric must be 100% cotton
June is my birthday month - and because of that and the fact that I'm going to be 36 - every 6th order from my little shop will get a free box bag (during the month). There is no minimum purchase to count as an order. Also, a bunch of new yarns/rovings and bags will be going up this weekend. Including buffalo! Happy June!!!
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!