Showing posts from March, 2017

In By A Whisker.....

These four started their lives as quilt blocks, but during their "teenage years" decided that they would rather be couch pillow covers.  All the fabrics are from my stash.  Two are gold dots on a cream background and two are from my civil war reproduction stash.  The blue and green are William Morris reproduction fabrics. I'm continuing to shop my stash.  It's a lot of fun rummaging through looking for the "perfect" fabric.  
A couple more rounds of blue and green logs and they will be ready to finish the applique and be backed.  I think my quilting mojo may be on the way back, which I am very happy about!

Between spring cleaning and the shop being open six days a week, there is not a lot of time for crafting.  I took the opportunity of a Sunday at home a couple of weeks ago to dye some Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock yarn.  This is one sock's worth.  It's a bit hard to see in the ball, but it goes from dark to darker to darkest.  I'm really pleased …


Castonitus can be a wonderful or terrible thing....depending on whether you see your needles as half full or half empty!  I'm in the wonderful camp.  Having a blast casting on projects whenever I fancy.  Over the last few days I've cast on a pair of mitts and intend on following Arne and Carlos' tutorial for how to cast on a pair of mittens.  It's different than the Tin Can Knits tutorial....expanding my technique base can only be a good thing! 

I'd only got as far as 12 stitches into the rib on the wrist before I was struck by a burning desire to cast on Stephen West's Boneyard Shawl.  This is my all time favorite shawl to knit.  I found some Noro Silk Garden Sock, which had been maturing for about four years and cast on.

It's really any excuse to use these stitch markers.....
After frogging and reknitting a few times, I'm going up in needle size from a US 8/5mm to US 10/6mm.  It was just too tight on the smaller ones.  I will see how these go!

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