Finished on time, but photographed today… No official medal but I’m still a winner! And it’s pretty but a rather odd size for actually seeing the lace. Nice as a basic scarf, but then the lace is all bundled up. Whatever, the color is perfect!
My knitting group is knitting Sugarfrost for our Ravellenics project. Some of us anyways. I am seven repeats in… Only a bit behind, for now. Pretty but time consuming lace!
I’ve been working on a little green sweater for a few weeks now and wanted to finish it before the Ravellenics kick off tomorrow. That goal isn’t happening… But I finished the first sleeve during tonight’s pre-opening coverage. It’s so adorable! Love it. Socks that rock yarn… It works.
My week away at my parents was essentially a quilting retreat. I finished the baby quilt, pin basted a gift quilt, and finished Storm at Sea. How many years has that been on my goals list??? So many! I am exceedingly pleased with myself.
The piecing for this I started at a quilt retreat. I finished it on my mom’s old Athena, and mostly my Rocketeer. Old 60s Singers do beautiful straight stitches. All the quilting was done on my mom’s Bernina, using a walking foot for the main quilt waves and a free motion foot for the borders, which have a wave pattern and a bubble pattern. They’re subtle, since I was still nervous about my machine stitching, but I’m very pleased with the quilting. And now I’m ready to do the third quilt, at home with my own machine! Eventually. Let’s not be hasty.
Pics or it didn’t happen!
I started making a quilt the summer before I started dating my husband. It was a quick little quilt top, pinwheels made from a charm pack of squares I bought on eBay of reproduction fabrics. It has sat around for the last 5 years or so. This week I’ve been in Raleigh for my big night weaning attempt on Gabe (success! Night weaned! He now sleeps 12 hours straight!) and while I’ve been here I’ve been quilting. I worked on Storm at Sea… And added borders and quilted my pinwheel quilt!
I quilted the pinwheels, then did free motion in the border. It’s swirls and hearts… And a small hidden message. I hope the baby girl who gets it loves it to rags!
I’ve been doing a lot of distracted knitting. Veering between four projects… Two baby gifts, socks, and a new sweater for me. Blame Amanda and our Shelter-along. I’m knitting the very popular Acer cardigan.
I’m zooming on the baby Cardi, at least.
I also have been reducing my UFO count, thanks to Amanda and her ruthless second opinion. I frogged three very old projects! I couldn’t wait for the Ravellenic Games, they had to go. Now my oldest ufos are from 2007… Which is still pretty sad! I have 19 projects in some form of progress at the moment. I think ending the year with a total of 10 in progress is possible. But not if I keep casting on so many projects at once!
It’s that time again. Friends are growing little babies, and to a knitter that means one thing. Deadlines!
For a much loved first baby on the way I started… What else. A Finbar baby blanket!
And for my first mama friend working on little brother or sister, a gender neutral baby sweater.
My socks are languishing on the instep, however. My feet don’t have a due date. And if I decide to give them as a gift, the recipient has a birthday later than these two kiddos!