Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More Promises

I had a really lovely day last weekend with Nettie and a another friend drinking tea and knitting, talking about books and knitting, making decisions about life and knitting. I am doing a year of me knitting out of my stash. And the best suggestion of the day for me was knitting the Sock Wool Blanket. I love it. It is fun to knit, doesn't take too much concentration, really colourful and portable (well, right now anyway). It will be my Masterchef knitting for the winter.

And I promise to weave the ends in as I go!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I promised.

I promised myself that I would finish things. I have the same problem that a lot of people have - I don't always finish things. Sure, I finish my essays because I have a deadline and I need a grade. I finish cooking the whole meal and I mostly finish a book.
But my craft projects often sit by the wayside for way to long.
So! I am going to finish at least most of my projects before I start others - and I have got some great ideas for the 'others'. (I am going to reproduce my Granny's 1930's feedsack quilt that I have the unfinished top of and was told by the expert quilt lady at Addicted to Fabric not to finish or it would diminish the worth of the quilt - whew! I have started collecting material but that is for another blog)

So here are the projects (mostly quilts) that I am going to finish before I start another one - except for the Baltimore Quilt - I gave myself 10 years to finish and that was 5 years ago - five years left (it will take at least 6 months to hand quilt it so that makes it only 4 1/2 years to finish the top!)

Hopefully, soon, I will be blogging about projects that I started years ago - 30 years for the burgundy baby quilt - that are finished.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I changed my mind.

I have changed my mind about my knitting again.
I didn't like the crochet edge to my Pavement Jacket so I took it off and did an i-cord edge - much better.

I also decided to us this button from my stash for the top feature button on the jacket. It is one that Nettie brought me from one of her New York trips years ago. I knew I was saving it for something special. It looks like a broach.
Also, please, does anyone have any suggestions on what to knit with an angora/nylon blend that sheds something awful. I love the yarn - it is so soft and gorgeous - but I don't know what to do with it. Help!