Last week I shared with you the cowl I had started. That's it on the right of the photo. I am really pleased with how it turned out and immediately started a second. this is for son's girlfriend who happens to love pink. It is made from 2 balls of Pinguin Atoll, 100 stitches on 5 mm needles and I added a twist before completing the circle.
My Saturday morning class is coming to a close. We now have all the block patterns and I have finished the final 4 large blocks that I need. The next two months we'll be talking about how to set these blocks into a quilt. I have already selected my layout and am now focusing my piecing toward finishing my top by the November meeting. The purple and mauve block is not for the quilt, but I though of that colouration after I have finished cutting all the pieces I needed for the two blocks and needed to see how it would look. I'm sure I'll find a home for it in a future project.
The final two large blocks. Yippee, now to sew 40 small 4 1/2 inch blocks.
Last week I mentioned I was cutting batiks, lots of batiks. I have the first 21 blocks stitched and they worked out perfectly. I used the Gretchen block pattern from Debby Kratovil and is free from Craftsy. Any readers wanting to make this block and would like to trade batik fabrics to make it, send me a private email. I'd like to increase my variety as I would like to piece a second quilt to keep, this one is for my niece.
Don't these look lovely. These are for my next knitting project. It's the weather scarf knit along from Bernat. I am going to start with October 1s high and work forward from there. Should have photos and a better explanation next week. I decided to knit with a worst weight yarn so it will be really long and acrylic because it's easy to wash. Marie at Daisy's Book Journal is also working on her scarf, though she started much earlier in the year. Click the link to see how her's is looking.
Who else is working on this scarf?
Until next week, keep on stitching.
Sarah at Lit and Laundry has an update to her Santa's Village cross stitch and a wee peek at her Halloween project.
Over at Just One More Thing, Tami has a wonderful Christmas project that would bring a smile to Charles Schulz (creator of Charlie Brown comics) face.