Thursday, July 28, 2016

I actually finished...

a quilt!  Really finished, as in it's quilted and bound and ready to be mailed off.  Took me long enough.

Yep, it's another string quilt.  I love making string quilts.  I could make them nonstop.  Easy sewing, no points matching, and the fun of deciding which strip to place next to the previous one.

Friday, July 8, 2016

It's hazy, hot and humid...

So it's time to start knitting sweaters. This is the first one.  It's all lace, and not blocked, so it looks like a rag, but it will stretch out beautifully when washed.

Yarn is Knit Picks Palette in Seraphim.  Skinny stuff, and not terribly drapey.  I'm working it on sock needles, size 2.5mm.  I'm a very loose knitter, so it works out OK with those tiny needles.  256 sts in circumference.  I don't know yet what I will do with the bodice and sleeves.  My inclination is to work the sleeves in stockinette with a row of lace running down the center, but I'll see.  I'm a way off so just thinking about it at the moment.  My usual crew neck, and if I have enough yarn, maybe a cowl?  Or not.

The color is weird, sort of a grey/beige/mauve thing.  I have no idea why I bought it; it must have appealed to me.  I'll wear it over navy or deep green or something else dark.



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