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.

If you want to check out some other quilters progress head on over to Patchwork Times.
Thanks for stopping by....

11 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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.

    Crispy

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

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  8. Your brown quilt is turning out beautifully.

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

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  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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