Tuesday, June 14, 2016

feeling knitty. . .

I bought this Wildfoote yarn ages ago when I first learned to knit.  I really wanted to make my sister the Girly Girl socks from the Spin-Off Socks publication.  And by a long time ago, I mean seventeen or eighteen years ago.  For some reason this spring I kept thinking about this yarn and this pattern.  Finally I said "self, you've been knitting for eighteen or nineteen years.  Don't you think you have enough experience to try this pattern?"  So in May I decided to try it out.  It turned out pretty well but I put it aside for beach knitting on Memorial Day.  Girly Girl is now my car knitting.


I succumbed to the Mason Dixon Knitting ball band dishcloth over Memorial Day-and have since bought more dishcloth yarn! 

Then on June 1st it was time for Camp Loopy.  I'm making the Herbology Shawlette using the yarn shown here.  This is my main knitting for June.  I'm currently on the ruffle side of the shawlette.  After I finish the ruffle I need to go back to the short-row side and redo the bind off.  It's really tight and there is no way I will be able to block this out properly.


Monday, June 13, 2016

nothing in, nothing out

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards used 
Fabric Used year to Date: 40.75 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards

Fabric Added Year to Date: 47.25 yards

Net Fabric for 2016: -6.5 yards used (so close!!!!! negative means I need to use more fabric!)


I hope to make a few pairs of pajama pants this week-I think that would put me into the positive category.  I just got my serger back from a repair job so hopefully . . .







Monday, June 06, 2016

need to update my fabric report!!!

I've kinda gotten off track on my fabric reports.  My sister is very interested in my progress and I keep telling her I'm not sure.  I can definitely say there have been unreported fabric acquisitions however!

Fabric Used this Week: 32.25 yards used since spring break
Fabric Used year to Date: 40.75 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 3 yards

Fabric Added Year to Date: 47.25 yards

Net Fabric for 2016: -6.5 yards used (so close!!!!! negative means I need to use more fabric!)

I keep checking my math but  I think this is correct.  I should probably look at my fb posts to make sure I haven't left anyone out.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Time out quilt


Last night, in a Sudafed/Benadryl haze, I finished the quilt I had put in timeout. I had a lot of trouble making the sashing line up properly-in fact I decided not to add the additional strip of the grey geo print the pattern calls for-why make myself completely crazy?  I made a ton of binding and then collapsed in bed.  This morning I ran by Joann's to get batting and my goal tonight is to make the backing, cut it and the batting to size and pack it up for mailing to the quilter.  Then I am free to sew anything I want!!!  I am hoping to make pajamas for the boyos this weekend.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Second quilt




 





I am hoping to make a second one using the same fabrics.  I actually bought two kits because they were such a great deal-and then my DH convinced me to buy another one!  Both of these quilts will go to the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for their auctions.  I hope they go for a lot!
This is the back for this quilt.  I've been buying three yards for backing but I think I need to go up to four yards. Fortunately, I have a ton of scraps from camping themed quilts.

Friday, April 01, 2016

fabric report

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 8.5 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 14 yards

Fabric Added Year to Date: 23.25 yards

Net Fabric for 2016: -46.34 yards used

So the fabric for the quilt kits came in this week and there was another trip to JoAnns and to the LQS in Trinity added in there.
The auction quilts will look similar this.  I'm not going to follow the included pattern exactly.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Fabric Report


Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards

Fabric Used year to Date: 8.5 yards

Fabric Added this Week: 14 yards

Fabric Added Year to Date: 23.09 yards

Net Fabric for 2016: -21.84 yards used

Boy do I need to get sewing!!!!!!!!!!  I just sold some yarn so I bought a Little House on the Prairie kit that has twelve yards of fabric!  Plus I went to Joann's yesterday to get some shredded foam for DH and bought two yards of Dr Who fabric.  And I fell in love with an American Jane Frivol kit-coming soon-plus I have TWO quilt kits coming from Connecting Threads.  Since those haven't come in yet they aren't in this week's totals so I better get cracking on something!