Monday, March 31, 2014

Quilting Monday

I finished a flimsy.  After not going near the sewing machine since December, I finally worked on this quilt yesterday.  As you can see, it's pretty basic, and not one of my seams is an even 1/4", but it's good enough, and I like it.

The fabric is from Connecting Threads, Spring Terrace, and I used most of the patterns except for the gray ones.  I'm saving those for something else.

I may do a bit of fake hand quilting on it or perhaps tie it.  I'm not sure.  It'll be cute, I think, no matter what.

Knitting:  I'm still at it, but not with the same intensity as those 5 sweaters.  This is the Hubz' vest so far, about 6".  The fake cables are in force.  You'd think that I'd be tired of them, but no, I can knit them forever.

The actual color is very close to the top pic.  I lightened the middle pic so that the cutie patootie fake cables are visible.  He likes it very much, and it is mindlessly easy.  326 sts on a size 3 circ needle.  It takes a bit of time to do each round, but it is very very easy on the hands and wrists.  The yarn is Palette from KnitPicks.  I didn't want to spend a lot of money on the vest and I wanted skinny yarn, so Palette is is.  It doesn't have the spin of sock yarn, nor is it meant to be sock yarn.  Much too fragile for that, but for a soft, lightweight vest, it's perfect.

1 comment:

Melinda said...

Congratulations on getting back behind the sewing machine and getting that adorable quilt finished. I like those blocks a lot and the colors are so cheery. Great job.


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