Sunday, April 8, 2018

Quilt Retreat Weekend

It is a beautiful sunny weekend here, but I have been inside sewing up a storm! It is the local guilds Spring Retreat, which has been a blast.  I have finished one quilt top, a pillow, and I am working on the blocks to finish my unicorn quilt.

Here is a picture of the pillow I finished yesterday.  The embroidery is a project I started right after I moved to Cordova 3.5 years ago.  I had put it away until March when I was inspired to finish.  I was able to turn it in to a pillow cover after some math and trimming and I couldn't be happier with it.

Monday, April 2, 2018

On the needles

So far this year I have finished six projects, including this set of coordinating sweaters for the kids.

Dorothy mostly refuses to wear hers, but Sawyer has been wearing his non-stop.  It is perfect sweater weather around town right now, and he is the best at wearing all of his knits. 

When looking for a set of needles I needed to finish up these sweaters, I ran across two other half finished bulky sweaters, one for Lucy and one for Dorothy.  Lucy's is a the second in a set for the girls (Dorothy has been wearing the coordinating one lately) so I am hoping to get that finished up soon.  Dorothy's is one that I do not have enough yarn for, and I am not happy with the I am not sure what my plan is with that.  I also have a fingering weight open front cardigan on the needles at the moment.  I need to start a pair of socks to keep in my purse as the kids have started hitting up the playgrounds in the afternoon and it is nice to keep my hand occupied. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

2017 Round up

Well now that 2018 is well under way, I guess I should do the 2017 wrap up. In 2017 I finished twenty projects! That is pretty great.  And not all of them were small things....

1 vest
6 hats
2 pairs of mittens
3 sweaters
3 pairs of socks
3 toys
2 cowls

Pretty impressive for me.  The pairs of things should count for two FO each. HA! I enjoyed knitting the socks quite a bit actually, and the kids (and Josh!) have enjoyed wearing them, so there may be more in my future.  I have a few skeins of worsted weight Felici I have earmarked for socks.  It is almost playground knitting season, so having easy, small, portable projects is key for getting things done.  If you would like to see pictures of all the FOs, you can check out my Ravelry page here.