Now all I need to do is teach her to quilt!
Summer does seem to be over here in Indiana. Our nights have been in the low 50s, and the air has a crispness that wasn't there three weeks ago.
I suppose it's time to get back to work here, and make quilts!
I haven't totally been on vacation, there has been some block piecing, and quilt planning. These fabrics came in the mail yesterday for some of those planned quilts. I hope to have a few new quilts in my Etsy shop soon.
|Fabrics for a planned log cabin quilt.|
|French General Petite Odile fat quarters|
The yarn is one I wouldn't normally use. I prefer knitting with natural fibers, but this yarn jumped off the shelf, into my hands. It's by Red Heart, called Treasure, and comes in several colorways. It is 52% wool, and felt so soft it sold it's self. I have mixed two colorways while knitting this shawl. It's a very simple pattern of garter, stockinette and rows of "yarn over, Knit two together". I didn't follow any set pattern, just knitted as I wanted to. I did add a nice picot style edge, by using the lace row, knitting a few more inches, then folding at the lace row, knitting one more knit row and picking up a stitch on the back for each stitch knit. The folded picot edge gave the shawl a very nice ending, and looks nice when wrapped over the shoulder.
|Inside of hem|
|My monitor is picking up green as yellow. But still love the colors in this shawl!|