I liked these fabrics the second I laid eyes on them. I envisioned this very simple quilt right away and then added the "flowers" when I was done. The backing is in the same fabric as the pink of the flowers.
Very simple and very striking.
I also sold the Pinky quilt this morning to a coworker who has a brand new grand-daughter. Welcome to the world, Isabelle Lynn.
Lately, they've been unbelievably busy. The last few Friday nights, I've opened the gym for students to play floor hockey.
Saturday mornings have been crazy with weekly housework because Saturday afternoons and evenings have been for grad fundraisers. Last week a poker tournament, this week a canteen for a hockey tournament.
Last Sunday was the Breast Cancer walk followed by a volleyball tournament fundraiser. Today is a Come and Go Bingo.
I mean, really, I like to be busy but this is a bit much.
None the less, there has been knitting. I did this cap for a coworker who has a sister going through chemo. I love the colours.
I've also started the Ruffles scarf from Scarf Style. And I've been carrying a sock with me to work on in between rushes at the canteen, waiting for the final hockey game, etc.
It's getting to the point where I look forward to Mondays at work so I can slow down a bit. Crazy.
I got nothing for a title today. Just wanted to show you what I've been doing.
I made some peanut butter cookies last night.
I also finished Randie's hat, to match her pick-pockets, and made her model it for me first thing this morning. She looks happy here but she was quite tired and a bit cranky so it's a good thing she photographs well. I think it's very cute.
Last year when I ordered some fantastic yarn from Jacey, she also sent me a skein of her "Experimental." Sunday afternoon, I experimented with it and came up with this. View from the side. View from the top.
I'm calling it a Ski Band. When I cross country ski in the winter, a toque is too hot for more than the first few minutes. A head band is a little too narrow to keep my ears warm. So now we have the Ski Band and I am seriously in love with it. I've already been wearing it quite a lot, along with my tire tread scarf.
I am so ready for winter! (I may seriously regret that statement if it snows this week.) By the way, like my new glasses? M
My Noro Transitions scarf is - as in a tire tread.
See the reversible pattern that I borrowed from The Yarn Harlot. Because my scarf is only 10 stitches wide, it gives me two repeats, and, thus, a tire tread pattern. I think it's cool.
Friday's mail brought me my final delivery of yarn (yes, I mentioned the two still in transit during my diet post and this is the last, no nagging please!). It's Classic Elite in a gorgeous soft pink that I brought from Amanda during her stash-busting sale. She was planning on making Ruffles from Scarf Style and I'm going to carry out that plan. I am quite excited by it.
So now all my stash is actually here and I've knocked off another project. I am definitely making good progress.
My friend, Maegan has asked me to make her a messenger bag. A most excellent use of stash, I figure. I'm thinking of using this pattern from knitty. What do you think, Maegers?
To show off the beautiful colours a little better - Noro Closo. (That's beknitted for a close up!)
I also finished a pair of fingerless mitts for my student, Randie, out of the Insubordiknit yummy blue fantasy yarn. There's enough left over to make her a hat with the earflaps from it, too.
I guess I must be feeling better than I did last month because I have been getting so much done AND I made bagels last night. That's right. Bagels. Haven't made those in years. I guess the "not in years" kinda shows because they aren't exactly round, but they are exactly delicious. Yummers.
I hope your Friday the 13th is as lucky as mine! M
It's been over a week since my last post but I do have some progress to share.
This is the finally-finished empire quilt. Not only has it been completed, it's also been sent off to its new home. I hope the recipients love it as much as I do. I had a really hard time letting this quilt go. I wanted it on my bed in the worst way!
In other news, it's the Thanksgiving long weekend here in Canada and I spent the bulk of the three days off going down to my new house. I can't live in it yet but I got all the utilities set up and an alarm system installed. It should be nice and safe for now.