A couple of posts ago, I was trying to decide if I should list all my unfinished projects. Maybe the embarrassment of true confessions would kick me in the rear. The response was 100% for listing all of them. So I will.
I have one condition though. I need a support group. Leave a comment if you’re willing to join me, and I’ll link your blog, so we can all hold hands!!! Do ya think singing Kum Ba Ya would help? So far I have one other person. Christine at Too Much Yarn, has offered to support me in my endeavors. But that’s not a support group. That’s a support duo. Come on! Confession is good for the soul.
With that said, here we go on the wild ride through the Land of Creative Chaos. First in our fashion show of knits is my second Koigu Shawl.
The pattern I’m using is the Kerry blue Square Shawl from Martha Waterman’s book titled Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls. The pattern is written for a square shawl, but I’m doing an opening where one of the four miters is. I’ve used 5 colors so far and I’ll probably use seven or eight more. I ordered more yarn and I’m waiting for it to arrive before I decide what comes next.
What? Another shawl?
This is the Peacock Feathers Shawl, started on our bus trip last summer. If you look closely, you’ll see that there are beads in it. Note to self: The next time you go through all the work of adding beads, make sure they don’t match so well! I bought a cone of Zephyr for this from Sarah’s Yarns.
I think I can stand the humiliation of one more project today.
This is Fanny. It’s from the Rowan book Big Just Got Bigger, using Rowan Big Wool. I have a question. Who names the patterns? Fanny???? Anyway, I’m knitting this for my daughter and she’s a twirp, so it shouldn’t take long to finish, right? I’m knitting the whole body at once and I’m past the armholes. Have I ever mentioned that I hate big needles? Give me a size 3 any day!
Now on to the sewing room. I just sat in there last night and dimmed the lights. It’s peaceful. There is no chaos in my little kingdom. The kids have been threatened with their lives if they even breathe in my room.
The sun is shining. The house is quiet. You can see the carpet. There was stuff piled about a foot high in front of the cabinets, because the cabinets were full. There are three laundry baskets of stuff that is going on ebay. If you’re a Moda fan, check back. They’re all discontinued lines. I’ll let you know when I’m listing. I have fat quarter bundles with matching background, border fabric, and sometimes backing. I’m not even going to tell you how many Moda lines I have, or maybe I will someday.
Theres not one thing on my cutting table. The cutting table is usually turned 90 degrees and sits against the back wall, but my 13 year old interior decorator suggested that I needed a change. It’s on wheels so if it bugs me, I can turn it back. This way I can work from both sides. That’s nice for cutting. The bulletin board is for keeping track of my kids papers. It’s helped a lot.
Now that it’s clean, I want to repaper it. I’ve looked at these flowers for 11 years. But I’d rather quilt.
The color of this picture is off, but I’m too lazy to fix it. Gotta love the snow. It’s 1 degree here today. Yes, that’s fahrenheit, thank you very much. I love sewing machines like my husband loves cars. Yes, the cars very much work to my advantage. A sewing machine is much cheaper than a car. I have a Bernina 1260 that is my favorite machine in the whole world. On the left is my second favorite. It’s a Pfaff Hobby Grand Quilter. It’s fast. I mean faaaaaaast. It makes sewing on borders much less of a chore. I also have an embroidery machine that’s hiding on the floor. As soon as my new refurbished laptop shows up, that will have to come out again.
And here’s how I usually view the world.
I gotta go sew. Bye!