Friday, June 15, 2012

The Yarnarian still knits.

Yay, me.  Last night I settled down to watch some Mentalist shows, and got out my shawl knitting.  I haven't knitted in maybe a week, and it was so good to get back to it.  This is the Elsie Shawl.  As usual, an unblocked shawl looks like a rag, but you can get a little idea of what it looks like.  A few more rows, and then onto the NEB (never-ending border, my trademark).

Quilting news:  Mostly what I did was cut out fabric and make a bunch of diamonds.  I did sew together one star.

I find it fascinating that you can put together the ugliest combination of fabrics, and when it's set into the quilt, it looks so pretty. 

But then I did this huge mistake.  Can you see what I did?

The blue diamond belongs in the center.  I showed Hiz Hubz to see if he could tell, and unfortunately he could.  Should I rip it out?  Yep.  but here's the kicker:  There are 5 teensy little whipped stitch seams to be gently ripped out.  Let me tell you that these things are very securely sewn.  I think I'll wait until the end of the project, and see if I actually need to do this.  

Today is gym day; I got very little done there yesterday, and I need a good tension release.  Plus, I have to find a Father's Day card for Himself.


Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Ruth, you can salvage this by only taking out two seams. Let's number the diamonds #1 for blue, 2 for the center and 3 for one opposite the blue. All you have to do is remove #3, replace it with a blue diamond, and you are back in pattern, although the other fabic will be the center, not the blue. Hope that's clear, and workable. I'm not a quilter, I don't know if there's some order to stitching that makes that solution impossible.

Kate said...

Ooh, I didn't see the mistake until I scrolled down to see more of the stars. I suppose you could leave it - in the grand scheme of the quilt, who will notice one blue out of place? Regardless, great fabric choices for it!


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