Thursday, March 15, 2018

Notes and progress

Karen mentioned on her blog today that she has a new sewing machine and needs to remember her settings.  So I told her that I use post-it notes that I stick to the machine.  Here they are:

They really remind me of settings I have used and want to repeat.  Otherwise, my little brain would never remember.

Here's how things are going along.

The Clover sweater is just about done.  A few more inches on the second sleeve, weaving in the yarn ends and then a good wash and it will be finished!. It's taken me about 6 weeks, not because it's difficult.  Most of it is just donkey work, motoring along on those endless stretches of body and sleeve, but it's fingering weight yarn, so lots of stitches.  And I was also doing my Sock Madness pair.  A sport weight or worsted weight sweater takes me about 3-3.5 weeks:  lots less stitches and rows to the inch.

And speaking of Sock Madness, the qualifying round is over in a couple of hours, so then we will be put into teams and eventually the first round will begin.  This year I asked to become cannon fodder.  I cannot knit as quickly as I did last year because it hurts my hands, and I want to be able to knit forever.  So, stick me on a very fast team, and I'll happily be knocked out fairly early.  Grin.

Here are 4 more blocks of the log cabin quilt (which needs a name).  I'm doing half the blocks pressing the seams in one direction, and the other half in the other direction.  A bit fussy here, but the seams will butt up perfectly with each other.

And that's it.  Right now we have 4 utility trucks hanging out in front of our house.  New gas cables are being laid (ours happened last summer) and the street they are working on is a main street, so they are better off parking here.  The tree guys have to finish grinding up the stump of the tree they removed and get rid of some more branches.  Never a dull moment.

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

thanks Ruth - I have a feeling my machine will have little sticky notes all over it too!


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