Saturday, April 4, 2015

Last of the Malabrigo March Madness challenge

This one does not use a favorite color of yarn. It looks way different than it did online, but once knitted up, it wasn't quite so dark. I may end up giving it as a gift to someone who really likes dark colors. It was a very interesting pattern and not nearly as complicated as it looks.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dawn's Wedding Quilt and #5 Malabrigo March

Dawn wanted all over feathers. This about covers it, I think.

I've got one more day to finish up the Malaabrigo March challenge. This is #5 and I'm currently working on a cowl that is a little over half done. That one may not make it to the contest.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sad Loss

For Christmas, one of my best friends gave me a beautiful ball of yarn and I hurriedly made a scarf from it so she could see how much I loved it. Sadly, only the second time I wore it, I left it in the changing room at Kohl's and someone stole it. So, here is the only memory I have of this lovely gift.

Quilting Slump

I have made little progress in quilting for me. I've been so busy with customers quilts, I just have little time for me. By the time I'm finished with working, I'm too tired to cut and piece my own. I usually just crawl into bed and knit till time to sleep. I did manage to get one little quilt made for the new grandson of a dear friend of mine.

AND I am going to MAKE time to make a giraffe quilt for my own, yes you read correctly, my OWN grand baby coming in October.

Malabrigo March

Malabrigo March is a challenge to make as many items knitted for Malabrigo yarns as you can. It's been much fun as I get to know other knitters and discover how the different yarns create beautiful items. So, here are my 4 projects so far. I also have another cowl almost finished and a shawl begun. In this challenge, I've learned to do cables as well as some other new stitches. Some almost brought me to tears of frustration, but delight when I finally mastered them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Another of Linda's

Always a challenge but very nicely pieced, so it's not a chore.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Little Progress

It has been months since I have taken the time to actually piece quilts for myself. I had a lovely quilting retreat this past weekend and did finally get a bit accomplished. Who knows when I'll be able to get back to it. One is Tell It to the Stars Mystery from Patchworktimes blog and the other a quilt I started in October.