Here's an update of my latest knitting project.
August and today:
This is a Hitchhiker shawl/scarf. Love it!
This has been a calm, quiet week. Very little to report. I made a nice roast early in the week and have not done much knitting or quilting. Maybe today will be a quilting day. Tonight I have Rising Above and right now a very very light snow is falling.
We were supposed to wake up to an inch but apparently the snow gave out as it made its way to us. It gained a little boost and now a little is falling for the next few hours. The temperature is supposed to rise and it will all melt this afternoon. But right now my yard doesn't even look like it's falling. I would really like a pretty snow.
Snow day!! But no snow. :( I really want some snow and a lot of it. Tennessee has had cold weather, but not much precipitation.
I spent the day in my sewing room working on a tshirt quilt. I've had the tshirts for 6 years and it is time to get this quilt finished and off to it's recipient.
I also did a little ripping on a hat and I'm going to do a couple of rows on sisters hat remake.
Today the groundhog saw his shadow. More winter for us??
Typical Sunday with church and a little grocery shopping. Watching movies for the afternoon.
Saturday Feb 1
Did the laundry and lots of reading. Watched a few John Wayne movies. :)
Texted with sister about her hat remake. Hope to finish it Monday. May have to mail it to her so that she can wear it while it's still cold. We really need to see one another face to face more often!!
Friday Jan 31
School and worked the ball game gate.
Great morning at church, I wasn't working media and I sat in a different part of the worship area. I was closer to a speaker than I'd been in months. I could really hear the music and it was awesome! A quick lunch and I decided I was going for a Sunday drive. I really took the long way home and drove out to an area near the lake and I think I may have found a new "peaceful" getaway. It is only 25 minutes from the house and I used to make the drive all the time because is was near my parents farm. But yesterday was the first time I remember driving to the boat access area. The water was so quiet and green yesterday. I will have to go back again.
I spent the rest of the afternoon at my friends house and played with baby Claire. Nice day!
I spent the day reading and trying to make bread. It hasn't done a lot of rising and I'm really thinking it won't turn out the greatest. I'm going to make a stomboli for dinner using the dough. I'm going to put a twist on it and use a tex-mex filling. We'll see how it turns out. I also did a little productive sewing today. I made a new ironing board cover for my pitiful ironing board. It is extra wide which is great for quilting but hard to find a new cover. I could have ordered one from Amazon but I decided to whip one up myself. I love it!
It was a stay at home day. I felt crafty and was ready for some instant gratification. So I made a quilt caddy which you can see in the post below. That took up the morning and after a quick lunch I spent the afternoon knitting on a scarf. I've been working on this scarf for a while. I keep putting it down to work on other projects. I want it to get really long for two reasons, one - I'm a large lady and really need extra length and two - I want to tie it or wear it looped. I've got a lot of knitting left to do, I want to double the length that it is right now. I've already knit a hat to match!
I decided I wanted to do something crafty today. As I was going through Bloglovin', one of the bloggers I follow posted a little machine quilt she had made out of orphan blocks. I've been wanting to make a caddy for machine for quite some time. So I Googled quilt caddies and looked on Pinterest. I found lots of tutorials and one suggested using two fat quarters and simply turning the end up for the pockets.
So I measured my machine to see if fat quarters would be wide enough. My machine is only 16" wide, so a fat quarter would be perfect.
After my quilt room reorganization, finding batting scraps was oh so easy! But naturally, none of the scraps fit. Some were the size needed for baby quilts, so I didn't want to cut into those and this one was just a wee bit short. It was also long, so I thought I'd pull a Bonnie Hunter and piece my batting. Then I remembered I'd be cutting the width to make the pocket and this piece was just right. I cut off the length and use it for the pocket batting.
Next I decided I really wanted to quilt the entire caddy. I've not done any machine quilting for quite some time and I really haven't done any cross hatch quilting because it looks so boring. But I decided this was a great practice piece and I drew my lines 1" apart and away I went.
Final product - Love It!