Today was a great day, and it’s not over yet!
This morning I sat outside with a friend, some knitting, a little spinning, and some coffee. It was only 60 degrees but my back yard is sheltered and the sun was really warm. There are some friends that just make the day a little better. She’s creative, funny, and always positive. I think creative, coffee-drinking mornings should happen more often!
And, because of her, I decided I absolutely had to finish a quilt project. So I did!
Holy Long Runner, Batman!!!!! This thing has to be 90 inches long. I didn’t measure it yet, but I’m thinking I’m going to have to do some creative piecing for the backing. The pattern is from Heather Peterson’s new book, Living Large 2. The runner in her book is about half the length of this one. I’m not sure why I made this so big, except that I had two charm packs, and I thought I should use both of them! The fabric is Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain for Moda. It will look great on my bar….five years from now when I quilt it.
I’ve also been on a massive spinning streak. I’ve been trying to spin yarn for a specific project, but I’m not ending up with enough yardage. It’s pretty yarn though.
First up is 6 ounces of Merino from Alchemy Fibre Arts.
I navajo plied it and ended up with about 200 yards. It will stripe really nicely when I knit it up.
The next one is 4 ounces of Falkland from Fat Cat Knits.
It was advertised as being “next to your skin soft”. I thought it was really scratchy when I was spinning it, but it spun up really nicely. Then I gave it a bath. It is really soft!
I only have 200 yards, and I need 280. I’m starting to wonder if I really want to knit the project that I was thinking of.
So, now that I’m on a roll, I wonder what else I should accomplish today. I was going to take a photo of a linen closet that needs to be cleaned. I was thinking that by showing y’all what a mess it was, I’d be forced to clean it. So, since you haven’t seen a photo, let’s just pretend I didn’t mention it.
I’m going back in my sewing room.