Monday, March 14, 2011

Another Monday and another quiet week around here.  I woke up this morning with a thick layer of fresh new snow that somehow made a sneaky appearance in the night.  

The last couple of days I've spent a bit of time in the sewing room and have at least made a small bit of headway on the brown quilt.  I had all those scraps left over from cutting the tumbler with the Go.... soooo trying not to add them to my bulging scrap drawer I thought... why not use them on this quilt.
I started sewing a few together and decided I kinda liked the wacky stripes.   So I kept sewing and then started adding straight 1.5" strips until I had enough to make a good start.   I'm going to keep working on these to finish the borders.  I'm also going to use that very dark brown stop border.  I really like this one!
haha  but I say that about all don't I?

Most of this last week has been spent working on trying to relearn how to knit.  I do remember the basic knit and purl but I'm having trouble figuring out how to go back, transferring stitches to correct my mistakes.  And believe me....I make a lot of mistakes and need to know how to accurately go back.  I'll keep reading and watching videos until I figure it out.
  I'm also going to get me a nice set of needles to use.  I had a circular set so I started using them and I don't think I like them to knit a scarf.  The 'cord' seems too stiff.   They might be fine for socks or something larger....but a scarf is about my limit for now so straight needles will be better for me I think.  
So for now I decided I can crochet better and quicker and easier so I'm back to what I know and a new scarf has been started.  Same bamboo yarn just a different color-way.

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  1. Great idea to use the scraps in the border. It looks wonderful.

  2. I really like the way your Tumblers came together. Great use of scraps in the border too.

  3. Beautiful quilt and I like the way you are doing the border.

  4. We received the snow, too. I like what you are doing with the browns. I'm envious now of those of you who can quickly cut out a tumbler quilt!

  5. I really like your brown tumblers. There is something about the colour brown that just looks so warm and cosy.

  6. I'm really liking this quilt too. Love the border idea you came up with :0)

    I'll send you an e-mail with the sites that had the best videos on how to pick up those nasty dropped stitches.


  7. I like the way your border is turning out - really makes the quilt!

  8. Your brown quilt is turning out beautifully.

  9. Love your border idea! I want to try something similar for my March UFO whenever I find it!

  10. I love seeing your progress with the color projects, Linda. Hope spring has found its way to you by now.


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