So, I think it has been years since I posted here. I am going to try to change that – mom was saying I should have a blog (why everyone thinks every one else should have one, I’m not sure but here goes another attempt.
Last evening/this morning my right wrist just like a mother, so tried not to do too much that would hurt. Started the day off knitting on the shawl. Gray and grey – I love it, but I have also been loving the pale pink that I used as a lifeline. I looked up the type of yarn (madelinetosh tosh light merirno) and discovered they had a light pink colorway (called scout?). I’ll see if I still want it when I get to the striped part. I think I have something like 15 sections done, and I don’t think it is big enough yet (and the pattern only called for 10). I am thinking about maybe putting another lifeline in, and blocking again to see what the size will be blocked out. Maybe tomorrow.
Then I switched over to the Bubbles quilt project. I am doing three of them. One using the background I bought last summer in the kit from the Riverhead store, and the other two using the background from Appletree quilting store here a week or two ago. I mixed the new fabrics for the string pieces fishes, and the bubbbles. I also decided on the appliqué method used by Shiny Happy World quilts as I had the hardest time getting the circles to not have little points in them. I don’t think anyone would notice but me, and maybe with more practice I’ll get it to be satisfactory to me, but we will see. Anyway, I got all the fishes and the bubbles cut out, and I finished the sample I started yesterday with the free motion stuff. It was a bit hard to get the stitches/tempo/look right at the beginning, but I think I was getting back on the bike by the end of the sample. I’ll try to do one square a day for ambit to get better. I also choose a pebbles pattern because I thought it loooked a bit like bubbles, but I think I will have to practice some to get it to look like bubbles!
today’s listen: Elizabeth Hunter Sand and Blood