May 12, 2013
Bits and Bobs
Where have I been? Here and there. Doing this and that. It feels like my knitting production has bottomed out, but I think I've just been busy. With the sad, sad demise of Calico & Ivy, I'd been panic buying. Yarn, and fabric too, particularly Liberty. The only place in Sydney that I'm aware of that stocks it now is Tessuti, and they don't have a huge range. (At last count at C& I, there were 248 bolts. Thats a lot of Liberty!)
Theres a lot of Liberty in my stash now. Maybe even too much. Nah, no such thing!
There's also a *lot* of Rowan yarn. So I've been through the stash and through the queue and matched yarn up to projects, scanned patterns for the iPad, and I'm set. Probably for the next four years. Looking at the stash this way is kind of illuminating. I definitely don't need any more yarn!
I finished the knitting on Water and Stone.
I'm pretty happy with it, although the last 30cm or so was a long, boring slog. It's blocking now, and I think it'll be a great garment this winter.
I've started something new. Any guesses?
And the other thing I've spent a lot of time on this week is finishing my mums quilt for Mothers Day.
Binding. It takes hours, and it's boring. I get so easily distracted! I did the piecing months ago and sent it off to be quilted. It was with the quilter for a long time, and panic was beginning to set it in, but I got it back in time and I'm really pleased with the end result.
I haven't given it to her yet, because she's been away for the weekend, but I hope she likes it!
(I'm still not a Quilter though! ;)Posted by Donna at May 12, 2013 06:22 PM