Monday, September 21, 2020

Off My Needles

 Finally able to post a picture of my finished Brookings Pullover.  These are the details on my Ravelry Page.

Whiskey Barrel Brookings Pullover

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Monogamous Knitter

 Sometimes it is best to just move on.  I rarely frog any knitting project.  I was being creative learning how to knit toe up two at a time socks on two circular needles.  But I added a new-to-me heel and made a jumbled mess.  

I am actually relieved that I frogged.  It felt very liberating.  The yarn has been returned to stash.  

I also came to the realization that I am a monogamous knitter. So no more multiple projects at any one time for me.  I am going to concentrate of finishing my Brookings Pullover.

Brookings Pullover

One Monthly Goal September

 I am a little behind on two BOM's: 

1.   Sister's QAL BOM-- August and September.  

2.  A Quilting Life--July, August, September

My OMG is:  complete 5 blocks.

Monday, August 31, 2020

PhD Finish

 Slowly but surely I am making my way through my unfinished projects.  This is a guild challenge from a few years back.  The challenge was to design a decorative element for the center square.  A theme was given each month.  This quilt was made entirely of stash fabric.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

A BIG Finish for August

 My Norah's Vintage Afghan is finished.  It will make someone nice and toasty this winter.  But I think I am finished with afghans for awhile.  They take forever!

Friday, July 17, 2020

On the Needles Friday

While I may have waaaaaay too many quilt projects in progress, I am fairly restrained with my knitting.  I always like to have something to work on when in the car and maybe one project that isn't good to work on in the car.
I am try Toe Up, Two at a Time on Two Circular needles for the first time.  So far, I am enjoying it with no major mishaps.  I am using Sockmatician's recipe for the pattern.
And my "at home project when I need to concentrate" project is Brooking's  Pullover.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

PhD Progress

For the past several years I have signed up for a few quilting and knitting destash challenges.  (I am very motivated to begin a new year with a well formulated plan.)  One of my favorite quilting blogs is Quilting Gail and she hosts a yearly PhD challenge.  I take pictures and identify what I want to finish and post about it.  So far so good--right!

I started to set up a calendar with weekly and monthly posts that I wanted to participate in.  That working calendar is no where to be found on my desk or in my files (maybe it was a dream).  What could my excuse be this year for not following through?  With the pandemic, time stood still and it has been only been a day or two instead of five months or whatever we are up to now.
Like everyone else, I have cleaned every closet, drawer and shelf at least twice.  I have inventoried every single skein of yarn and gathered all quilting projects in one place.  In a moment of pure embarrassment I found not 20 or 30 PhD's but 42 of them.  This is my mid-year re-commitment to GET IT DONE.
I do like using Gail's Tally Record to keep track.
But I will finally share a finish for July.

Turning Twenty blocks made into a lap quilt.
Quilting done on my embroidery machine with a design by Amelie Scott.

Now I only have 40 projects to GO.  Wish me luck.