Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Needlework Tuesday - When Needles Fly

It's amazing how much you can accomplish when you work diligently on a project.  November was a most productive month for me.  Aside from completing two quilt tops and blocks for another, I also finished my sequin shawl.  While this yarn has been discontinued, the Bernat  pattern is still available and would work with any yarn slightly heavier than worsted weight.

Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.

Daughter was most willing to model the finished item.  Due to the weight of the yarn, it is quite warm and I am looking forward to enjoying it.
As soon as the shawl was off the needles, I was casting another one on.  This is the Wingspan pattern from Tri'Coterie Designs, it is available for purchase via Ravelry. (yes, it used to be a free pattern, but now is available to purchase).  I am using 2 balls of Tarantella from elann.com, it's 100% wool.

You might recall that I have been participating in the 350 Quilt Block Challenge sponsored by Prairie Moon Quilts.  Since I started in September, I was way behind the eight ball.  Yesterdays blog post details my progress this month.

I've added some new colours to my temperature scarves.  With temperatures falling notably below freezing, I was forced to add the two blues.  My scarf for Waterloo, Ontario is shown to the left, and the Canadian mystery location is on the right.  I have noticed that the pale green and the pale blue are slightly finer than the darker colours.  Notice how the pale green knits up narrower near the top of the scarf on the left side.  Not much I can do about that and it won't really matter when I am wearing it.  But it is a reminder that you need to do a tension square every time you start a project. 

In that post I shared a photo of the broken herringbone blocks that I made. The instructions are available free at the site play crafts.

I have some ideas to turn these into a fun lap quilt.    Have you made this block, add a link to your post in Mr. Linky below. 
Did you get in some stitching time over the last week, add your link below and I'll be sure to visit and leave a comment.



Marie said...

Awesome! That shawl is lovely.

Your temperature scarves are also looking good. I hope that one day you'll share your mystery location and the reason for picking it. I didn't realize that yarns of the same make, but different colours, would/could be different weights. Hmmmm....

I love your broken herringbone blocks, too, especially the lively, bright colours.

Have a great week.

Angie in SoCal said...

Those are nifty pink blocks indeed. Your knitting is fabulous.