I didn’t make this, it isn’t knitting, but I just had to show it off…
Isn’t that gorgeous? It’s my new quilt, and my sister made it for me! She started quilting a couple of years ago, and offered to make me one. I picked out the materials in January – it was so hard! I finally understood why people who don’t knit have such a hard time envisioning projects and yarn choices – she took me to her quilt store and I was completely overwhelmed by all the pattern and fabric choices. But someone who worked there helped us, and I picked out all the material. My sister started it a few months ago, and kept on telling me how nice it was – and today I saw it for myself when I picked it up. Its beautiful – I can’t get a good picture of the whole thing – its huge! But it looks beautiful on the bed, and is perfect for the room – we picked shades of green for the walls, and all of the colors in the quilt just stand out.
I can’t decide on what my favorite block is – but this one is in the top two – I love the black and pink combo. In fact, I think all of the black in the quilt just add a little bit of something different. It really is amazing – I’m not a quilter (I can’t sew period) so it’s just amazing to me that she took all of this fabric and created something like this. She’s very creative and is so passionate about quilting that its fun to listen to her. And of course, its great to get the end product! Thanks, sis!
I haven’t been knitting a lot this week – I’ve been having some medical issues that just made me really tired and just not up to it. But when I could, I did work on the Aeslight shawl a little and I’m up to the lace border. I’m really enjoying it, and I hope that the meds that I’m taking get me back to normal quickly – I really want to finish this section and get to the edging!
I also want to finish the shawl because I have the yarn for my next project….
Isn’t that pretty? It’s from Wandering Cat and I just couldn’t resist the colorway! I am not sure what I’m going to make with it – it’s 400 yards of fingering, but I am sure I’ll find something for it. Definitely a shawl though – and I can’t wait to start using it!
I’ve been spinning a lot this weekend, and I’m just about done with the roving I’m spinning. I’m trying to decide if I should Navajo ply it, or if I should just ply it like I always do. I’ve only done Navajo plying once when I was learning – and my teacher was there. I’ve watched some videos of it online, and it looks fairly easy – but then again, I can also see me really messing up the yarn, so I may take the easy way out and just two ply it. I’m really loving the spinning though – it feels so good to get back into it! I should have some new yarn to show next time – and some new roving that I just had to get.
OK, I’m off to get some knitting in – have a great week!