I found this great flannel on a trip up to Austin. I plan to surprise the boyos with chess pjs. They are completely obsessed with chess right now.
My pilgrim quilt is with the quilter. I told her to do anything she wanted with them. I'm looking forward to seeing them when she is finished!
I started this sock after deciding I despised the one I worked on during in-service. I cast on during a conference meeting and decided I would at last do a feather and fan pattern. I had to keep ripping it out and redoing it as I was trying to make a 72 stitch pattern fit on 64 sts. I ripped it back to the ribbing one final time and knit a plain row and increased the 8sts. Then the knitting was fine. Except for the broken needles. I lost count but I think I broke four Britanny's and assorted bamboo needles. Ah well. I dug out these old Pony's when I got home. The tips are really blunt so it's difficult to do the K2tog but at least these won't break. I hope. The yarn is much louder in person. ;-D
So Susie may have been onto something! This doesn't look bad at all. It currently measures 87 x 58 as it lies in pieces. When sewn together it will be a bit smaller. I may do a stop border to go next to the binding. So my goal now is to make all the blocks I will need-seven maybe?
It's a finished top. Well, I say finished. I'm going to have to shorten the top and bottom borders-I think they are too long to fit the batting! I bought a twin size batting on sale for this quilt. Still need to make the back and then I can send if off to Karen the Quilter.
So I was totally stuck on my Camp Peanuts quilt for Tig. As I lay awake with insomnia the other night the first step occurred to me: Take the Darn Borders Off! This is how it looked with the borders on. I mistakenly put these on thinking I was further along than I was. (Wishful thinking!)
So I took the borders off. Kind of a fresh start like. Not bad. If this was for a baby or toddler I'd probably stop here.
I had made several blocks, meaning to use them before adding the borders. Should I add them to the top or the sides? My friend Susie recommended that I use them on the side and add the previously removed borders to the top and bottom. That might just work. I'll lay it out tonight. I'll probably remove the red sashing between the existing blocks. In any case, more blocks must be made!