I taught myself to knit about 6 years ago but it was only in the last 2-3 that I became more obsessed with it. First socks and now shawls and of course I hold JudyL responsible.
When the email about Campy Loopy came I discarded it, too much going on to knit to a schedule I thought but then of course, I read Judy’s post and saw her yarn and potential patterns posted so I decided to participate … At least in the June project. We’ll have to see about July and August!
So here’s my yarn – for the challenge it has to be a yarn I’ve never used – Colorado Spruce in Solemate from Lorna’s Laces, and it has to be lace or fingering weight – I chose fingering!
And I’m almost 100% sure that this will be my project although I’m sure I’ll waste plenty of time on Ravelry looking at other possibilities.
I so want to spend some time in the sewing room making string log cabin blocks but I have a lot on my list to accomplish over the next few weeks and knew I needed to get quilting.
I started with a UFO for May. Quilted with the pantograph Happy Times. Instructions for the Tessellating Pinwheels quilt can be found on my website.
I then loaded and started quilting tomorrow’s top …. I was waiting for laundry to finish otherwise I would have stopped at one. I sewed my mandatory few seams on the Hourglass quilt and then decided I deserved some quality time with my Kindle!
While I was looking for the cover of the magazine in the previous post, I was at the Quilt-it …Today website and found a free pattern for this pillow. I LOVE Yo-Yos but would never make an entire quilt from them. This would be a really cute project to make.
There’s an article on HeartStrings and interview with me in the July/August issue of Quilt It – Today.
I’m not sure if the issue is on the shelves yet but a copy of the magazine was here when I got home yesterday. In addition to the information about HeartStrings, they photographed and published a HeartStrings quilt (pieced by Beth and quilted by me), and provide instructions for making one in the magazine.
I hate nights when I need to sleep and can’t. The alarm is set for 3:50 am and I haven’t slept yet.
Nothing quilty to show for myself today and I’ll be visiting family this week so my posts might be hit or miss.