Saturday, 21 January 2012

A Two Post Day

For the first time in ages I have a weekend pretty much to myself. Hence another post. My sister has been wanting a pouch for her new digital camera, so using this great little tutorial from Keyka Lou, I rustled this up in no time at all today. I'm now sitting here wondering what to do next and have decided to alternate between the Damask Shawl and the Bow Tie Quilt. Desperately trying to finish something before starting something else.

I was going to go to Bramble Patch today but came to my senses. Must finish stuff! Must finish stuff!

New Project Kit

Yes I know I need new projects like a hole in the head. But couldn't resist joining Sunflower Fabrics project club. This is this months offering, patterns for 4 small quilts and the fabric to make them with. How lovely!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Damask Knit-A-Long

I wasn't going to, I have so many knitting and sewing projects on the go, but when I saw this knitalong on Martine's blog, I just had to do it. Not only was Martine involved but also Chloe who has made a damask shawl before. There is a group on imake's forum on ravelry, here is the link to the pattern. So now there are quite a few knitters involved. It is a lovely pattern, I'm using a skein of Easyknits Cherish in gun metal grey, it goes from almost black to pale grey. It's going to look great with all the purple I seem to be wearing at the moment. This pattern takes you from the longest edge to the shortest, so the more that is knitted the shorter the rows get and the quicker it goes. My kind of knitting.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt 8

Last Saturday I spent a lovely time with fellow Log Cabin Quilters, getting on with this quilt. This is a long term project and many of the blocks are very fiddly so I probably won't do them all. But if I can occasionally spend a day on it then eventually it will be finished. Links to the Farmers Wife Quilt can be found on my other posts about the quilt.

What To Do With This!

Isn't it gorgeous! This is the first skein of my club yarn for the Great British Wool Club. It is a 50/50 mix of British Blue-Faced Leicester and Exmoor Blue-Faced. The next skein will be 50/50 Blue-Faced Leicester and something else, I have to wait and see but the colour will compliment this one. So dilemma - what to make? Should I wait to get the other skeins and make something like a blanket or should I make socks or a shawl or a hat or what??

Joker Socks

I fancied a fun project and had lots of colours of Woolshed's albayarn and cream bluefaced leicester 4 ply sock yarn and these were born. I used the usual construction and made them fairly small to fit me. I really do need to block them and I'm sure the lines where the DPN breaks were will disappear. They didn't take long which is a good thing as I have so many other projects to be getting along with.