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!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Finish!!!

Woohoo!!  I love to finish something!!!  Sadly, I only have a bathroom selfie.  No one was home to take a pic last night.

Drum roll please...

The Simple Tee
I just need to finish weaving in the ends.  The pattern is by Churchmouse Yarn and Teas, yarn is Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool.  I think I will really like to wear it!  So excited.

I've already cast on the next project (of course): Irish Hiking Hat in Malabrigo Mechita for my boyfriend's sister's birthday.  She will get the matching scarf for Christmas.

Monday, August 1, 2016

My Weekend is Too short!!

I just can't fit everything in!!

I did get a little sewing done:
I finished the Row by Row for the Quilted Owl in New Orleans!  The shotgun house panel is all embroidery.  It took me almost a month, but I am happy it is done.  Last year their row was embroidery also, and I never did finish it. Maybe I am ready to assemble my rows now.  

I also made 5 pillow cases.  Three are for charity, the two MSU ones are for my youngest, he leaves for school in 10 days.  

Friday, July 29, 2016

Almost There Friday!!!

I am so close.  I am ready to knit the neckline of The Simple Tee.  I have read and re-read the instructions.  I have asked for help several times.  They have explained it to me sweetly.

It is still not clicking.

I think I just need to sit in the quiet and knit.  This week has been so crazy busy with Vacation Bible School I have not had time to just sit and think.

If nothing else, Sunday afternoon/evening will be my quiet time.  I really want to finish.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Lots and Lots of Stockinette Friday

Still knitting away on the Simple Tee.  I have about 50 rows left on the front before I start armholes.  I'm going on a short road trip with my quilty friends tomorrow, so I will get some mindless car knitting in.  I offered to drive, but my friend knows I like to knit so she offered to drive.  She is a sweetie.

Check out Judy's Patchwork Times to see what everyone else is working on.

Whoa!  I see Judy has posted some knitting goals.  So here is my list:

Simple Tee--finish this first

Business Casual Socks for my sweet boyfriend.  I started these and found that I should not work on anything else but this pattern.  I kept messing up and decided to frog.  I need to knit these straight through and not work on anything else so I don't forget what I am doing.

Hat for BF's sister.  Her birthday is in August.  She gets a hat for birthday, scarf for Christmas.  Already have some pretty Malabrigo for it.  I want to knit the hat first and use the rest of the the yarn and another skein for the scarf.

Baby stuff--my daughter's friends are all having babies!!  I need to knit up some gifty stuff.

Other than the scarf, I don't think I am doing much Christmas knitting this year.  It makes me crazy.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Design Wall Monday--Row by Row!

Good Monday!

Such a busy weekend at the Crazy Sue house!

Saturday morning we picked up a rescue Weimaraner and transported him to a vet hospital about an hour away for treatment.  Prince was a sweet guy--I hope he does ok through heartworm treatment so he can find his furever home.

Next my sweet boyfriend drove me to three sewing shops for a return and a couple of Row By Row kits.  I am such a sucker for a contest!  then we sat in traffic for 2.5 hours waiting for an accident to clear.  I think we were only about 8 cars back from the actual accident.  Thankful we were not involved, and I hope that everyone was ok.

So I did get a little sewing this weekend.  My first Row by Row, from Block Therapy in Gautier, MS. It took me ALL weekend.  I just did not understand the cutting directions.  I finally gave up and just started whacking.  I did not cut the fabrics out quite right,. but I don't think anyone but me will know.

I left it on my design wall so I can admire it when I get home this afternoon.  Now to start on the next one!