I really intended to get this posted yesterday, but I got sucked into the unfinished quilt vortex. It’s a good thing Dreamboy is away at college because there are quilt tops all over his bed. He shares his bedroom with my longarm. I was there first though!
Anyway, this quilt made its way onto the machine.
This quilt is supposed to go on the wall of the kitchen in My Hero’s office. I made curtains for a couple of bathrooms in his office last week and they were a colossal fail! This is supposed to make up for the curtains. (I’ve also come up with a plan to replace the awful curtains.)
I love the coffee bean fabric on the small border. The fabric is an older Moda line. I don’t remember what it is called. The quilt should be really cute….if I ever get myself back downstairs to actually quilt it.
In other news, I’ve finished Liken, the MKAL project by Sivia Harding. I like my Liken. I like my Liken a lot!!!!
I don’t know why, but I can’t get a photo of this project that does it justice. The colors are much richer than this.
This is what it looked like when it was blocking. Blocking is magic, I tell you!
See all of those sparkly beads. Beads are magic too!
I really enjoyed knitting this. The yarn is handspun with fiber from Abstract Fibers. Having a clue each week for five weeks kept me going, but yet wasn’t too overwhelming.
Before I go, I’ll share a facebook post I did last week about cleaning. I’m sure a lot of you can relate!
Wow! My creative mind really messes with my cleaning attempts. My yarn is housed in our bedroom. There is currently yarn all over. That’s easy! Put the stuff away.
Here’s how it works. Open drawer. Full. Open another drawer. Put yarn in it. Stop. Oh, that’s pretty yarn! Take new yarn out. Put another partially finished project away. Wait!!! I forgot about that project. I wonder where the pattern is. Run to laundry room to grab sheets out of the dryer. Oh, there are my towels. Go back to my bathroom with towels. Forget sheets. Go back and get sheets. Realize there’s yarn all over the bed. Put another batch of yarn away. Spot another great, partially finished project. Knit two rows of project to make sure I remember how. Run to kitchen for a diet coke. Spot a quilt book on the kitchen counter. Page through it. Decide I need to quickly look in the sewing room to see if I have the perfect fabric for a project. Dig for a few minutes and decide I’d better get back to the messy bedroom. Spot spinning wheel in the living room. Exercise discipline and keep on walking. Look at messy bedroom. Throw everything lying on the bed on the chair. Make bed. I was going to have this done by noon. It’s 11:42. Clear a path and call it good. Knitting is way more fun.
Welcome to my brain on Diet Coke and knitting.