So, first, the three finished projects. The red sweater for aiden is fully lined. This picture has the also the two sweaters I made for me and mom out of the same yarn.
He rare the finished quilt blocks. I disappointingly also figured out that the brand of “cotton” quilting batting I picked up at michel’s was NOT 100% cotton, it is 80% cotton, 20% polyester but since I discover this AFTER quilting all the blocks, I tested them on the iron, and it does not melt them, so I guess this quilt will have the not quite right stuff, but it is good enough I guess. Here are the completed blocks so far. I also figured out that I had totally forgot to put shoes on these girls, so I might add them, or I might leave them poor and shoeless, we will see. Oh, susan also found a couple of cool “flesh” tone fabrics that I was so jazzed at that I forgot to wash them before cutting out the base paper doll, so we will see how these girls work out.
I also finished two projects for Vanessa ‘s girls. One is the big narwhal for Emily. The small one is still lingering because I don’t have the right yarn to finish it. It occurred to me to ask v to stop by the yarn store we got the original stuff from and see if they have any left…. And the cloak for Lauren. I am not 100% happy with my Hong Kong binding of the seams, which I mostly Bblaim on the narrowness of the bias tape, but I was using up stuff from my home made basis box so had to work with what was there. Oh, and I used this pattern and four strands of the yarn. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/narwhal-8 I will come back and edit to add the type of yarn I used. Unfortunately, I never measured the yarn before knitting, and I can’t just weigh it ass the added stuffing would throw off he count.
Oh, and I also finished carding the last of the sheatland from this year’s shearing, so when I get back home (drove to Chicago yesterday, will be here for a couple of weeks) I will divide whic stuff to spin fluffy, and which stuff to go for fine. I still have LOTS of fleece left to card….
I am also up to something like 11 or 12 fishes.