We had a crazy, loud, fun weekend. We celebrated Frankie’s 11th birthday by camping. There was four wheeling, campfires, eating, paintballing, and a whole host of other fun activities. A good time was had by all.
Then came Monday. I stayed in the bus and sent everyone else home to go back to school. My sister stayed with me and we had a quilting marathon. I’m working on my Starlit Evening. This is the 6th quilt I’ve worked on from Living Large 2. For fabric, I chose Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda. I don’t have all of the colors included yet, but here’s an idea of what the quilt will look like.
I also finished a knitting project that I started in February of 2009.
This is Cluaranach by Anne Hanson of Knitspot. I haven’t blocked it yet, but it turned out lovely except for one thing. I’ll show you!
I hadn’t learned two years ago that it was necessary to knit from two skeins at once when using hand dyed yarn. I’m thinking this will be overdyed. I put way too much work into it to leave it like this. It’s a well written pattern, and I’m not sure why it took me over two years to finish it. Next week, it will hit the dye table!
I also started spinning some of the roving I dyed a couple of weeks ago. Its wool and silk and I think I’m going to like it.
I also started a fun scarf with some of my handspun. I’d forgotten how addictive entrelac is!
I’m always amazed at how much I can do when I’m not distracted by petty things such as internet and housework!!! It was a nice break! I really needed to finish something. I was feeling very unproductive.
And now it’s time to dig through the old projects to see what else I should finish.