I nearly missed this post! I knew today was today, but not that it was today already, if you know what I mean……
Anyway, we’re halfway through the year – are you halfway through your lists? Or are you having a slow start like me??
I haven’t done too badly this month. I’ve started and finished a couple of knitted things; this little jumper for a friend’s grandsonand a pair of socks for me, using my friend Kim’s patternLike the different coloured toes? Don’t tell anyone but that was more accident than design. Kim’s pattern is for a longer sock, which I wanted to try, but not having knitted a long pair before I didn’t know how long, long could be (Kim gives optional lengths). I ended up with this much yarn left – not quite enough to finish the toeso I scrounged through my socks left overs and came across a multi-coloured ball with the green ready to knit on……then had to wind off some of the yarn to get the matching colour for the second sock!Thoroughly enjoyed knitting them and must tell you the yarn I used was Onion Knit, Nettle Sock Yarn, Just Blue (Colour 1010) from Sarah at Say! Little Hen. It was lovely to knit with and so soft on the hands but feels like a strong yarn. Looking forward to seeing how they wear.
On the quilting front, I did finish one off my list……hmm, just been to check that. Ahem……On the quilting front, I did finish one off my list from last year(!) “Brompton Road”. It’s what I was binding last weekend up at Millrose on the Friday. So very pleased with how this looks as a finish. Quilted by Carol in my favourite pattern,the fabric for the long strips was bought at Millrose, then I scrounged through my Fabric Library for pieces which had the colours from the main print in them. Added the plains (again from Millrose) and voila! The backing was bought at a sale, and I made a scrappy binding from the left over fabrics used in the quilt (do love me a scrappy binding!).(Hmm, better get going with some things from this year’s list next!)
So how did you go this month? Working hard on ufo’s? Looking forward to starting something new in July? Let Anne and I know what’s been happening in your part of the quilting/fibre world!
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