Friday, September 23, 2016

Decision time Friday

So I have been working on Business Casual socks for my boyfriend. I'm ready to do the heel.  I'm trying to decide between the heel as written in the pattern, or using the Fish Lips Heel.  I haven't knit a regular heel in a while, but I think for the FLK heel I need to knit an additional 1 inch of plain stockinette on the back before I start the heel.

Decisions! And my picture won't load!  Rats!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Splendid Sampler Catch Up

A change of plans yesterday left me with a free afternoon.  Woohoo!!!  Sew time!
I took that opportunity to straighten up my working pile of fabrics and sew FIVE Splendid Sampler blocks.  I am still about 20 blocks behind, but maybe I can sneak my way into catching up.
I also finished up this darling wool needle holder/sewing kit that I bought a couple of years ago.  It has a matching scissors fob--maybe I can knock that out now that I am in the groove!
What's on your design wall?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Progress is Progress!

Even though most of my knitting this week has been in the car traveling to and from work (BF drives ;) ), it is better than no progress at all.
I also live in a small town that has train tracks -- I can sneak in a row or at least a part of a row while waiting for the train.

What's on your needles?

Friday, September 9, 2016

Car Knitting Friday

It is weird to have only one knitting project in the works.  But wow am I making progress.  I had frogged the Business Casual socks I was knitting for my boyfriend during the summer.  I made a mistake and really knitted myself into a hairball while trying to fix it.  Sigh.

So, I started over.  I am really making it a habit to stop and check the instructions continually as I knit so I don't mess up again.  I meant to add a life line after the first 18 row section.  I WILL remember to do that when I finish the second 18 rows. I've been taking it to work too--I knit while BF drives.  I get an extra couple of rows a day that way (we are only 5 minutes from the office), but hey, progress is progress.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

2016 Row by Row Finish!

Yay!!  It is off the design wall!!  The 2016 Row by Row quilt is done!  I finished had sewing the binding as we drove to New Orleans to submit it for a prize. The embroidery block from the Quilted Owl was the most labor intensive row, so I wanted to bring the quilt there for the prize if possible.

It is a bit larger than I had planned, it came out twin sized. I was thrilled about the prize--25 fat quarters + 5 one yard cuts of Civil War prints!  Woohoo!!

I am really happy to be finished, too.  Now I can work on everything I have neglected while power sewing the Row by Row quilt.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Design Bed Monday

Well, it wouldn't fit on my design wall, so I spread my Row by Row quilt on the guest bed.

I am so close to assembly!  I decided to outline stitch all the iron on appliques.  That is a lot of shapes and a lot of thread color changes.  I think all I need to do is black, gray, and red. I also want to incorporate the license plates on the front.

I had a great thought during spin class on how to put it together.  Isn't it funny how ideas just pop into your head?  Just don't tell my instructor--she thought I was hard at work. Lol. I want to arrange it so that it is not so long and skinny.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Frog It Friday!

Well, I was so excited that I knit almost an entire hat on our road trip last weekend.  I'm knitting the Irish Hiking Hat aka 3AM Hat in this luscious Malabrigo . But it didn't feel quite right.  I love the yarn and cables, but....

So I checked the yarn ball tag.  DK weight, not worsted weight! Ugh. I used the worsted weight needle size and stitch count with a DK weight yarn.   ;(

So, this will be a big frog project this weekend.  So close!
I guess the bright side is that I enjoy the pattern and it is very easy to memorize.

Oh well!