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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New project

I'm still quilting my basket quilt. It's taking me a long time, mainly because I'm not doing any really fun quilting on it. I've already done some feathers in the plain strips, but the basket blocks are getting simple outline quilting, and that's just plain boring. :S Still, it will get done. 

In the meantime, I've also started another Craftsy class. :) The first one I took was really great, resulting in two lace shawls (Skywalker and Clarus) that I just love. This time I'll be making a cardigan with some lace touches, and the whole thing will be custom fitted — if all goes well — to my particular shape and tastes. I'm using a cotton blend yarn called Shine Sport, and it really does shine! Who knew? ;) My yarn is white, since I figure I'll get lots of use out of a basic color like that; the AC in so many places here in the summer is downright chilly!

Last night I knit up the two swatches above to see which size of needles I should use, and I really like the feel of the finished samples. The sweater itself will be started soon, I hope. 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, you're right, sometimes quilting is boring ! But once it's done, you have a real quilt ! The UFO is no more.
    Like your knitting, you are turning into a real Pro.


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