Thursday, March 1, 2018

Get it Done in March

My intention for 2018 was to not take on more than was practical especially in  knitting and quilting.  My problem is I want to do it all--blog challenges, KAL and QAL,  I need to be more realistic with my expectations. 

  1. Malcolm's Quilt--Baste, Quilt, Bind, Label
  2. Stars over Baltimore:  Applique 1,2,3 Stars 1,2,3
  3. Pilot House Custom Fit--cast on--on hold
  4. Banff Mitts
  5. Bantry Bay MKAL--in progress
  6. Read:  Before We Were Yours  Saints for All Occasions
  7. Judy's February Challenge--Color Safari

  1. Bantry Bay MKAL
  2. Free Your Fade shop KAL
  3. Charity Knits--Purple Hats
  4. Banff Mitts
  5. Applique:  Stars Over Baltimore
  6. Quilt:  30's Euro Swap--Judy's March Challenge
  7. Table Runner for LQS class 
  8. Machine Embroidery BOM Quilt Club:  Toile Scene #1
  9. Read:  Saints for All Occasions
  10. Super Hero Capes for J and M

Thursday, February 15, 2018

First Quilt Finish for 2018

I love the feeling of finishing a project.  My first quilt finish for 2018 is a machine embroidered BOM that I started in 2016 at my LQS.  This is also my first quilt as you go project.  Even the label is DONE.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Quilt by Day Knit by Night

We are getting for another snow storm.  But I think "storm"  is a little over-kill.  .The ice that is supposed to come at the end of the storm will be the problem.  Schools have cancelled or will have an early release.  I have my tea ready and I hope to spend some quality time quilting an knitting.

I don't often sign up for quilting or knitting mysteries.  Apparently I am more controlling than I realized.  But I have never seen a pattern by Impeccable Knits that I didn't like.  Currently Luise is hosting a MKAL, Bantry Bay.  I had a little difficulty with Clue 1 but I finished and love the cabling.
Clue 1

Clue 2 went a little quicker.  I will start Clue 3 this evening.
I have never done a quilt as you go (QAYG) project.  But I have jumped into the pool with this one.
Color Safari

This is a machine embroidered quilt that uses an Anita Goodesign pattern.  It was a BOM at my LQS. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Plans

I knew I had planned too many projects but I wasn't sure how the month would go.  I am actually pleased with the progress I made.

  1. Built it with Lace--5 of 9 sections--only 2 sections--Going to put on hold
  2. Froggy Hat
  3. Bantry Bay Mystery KAL--starts Jan 15--order yarn--finishing clue 1 
  4. Charity Hats:  Red Premie Hat
  5. ESK Yarnathon--Tin Can Knits--Barley Hat--did Lowland instead, Honey Comb Mitts
  6. Mistake Rib Hat--Feb Charity KAL at LYS
  7. Malcolm's Quilt Umbrella Critters--top completed
  8. Joy of Life Applique Block 6--prepped and ready to go
  9. Stars over Baltimore BOM Part 1--starts Jan 8--WIP
  10. Schoolhouse Monkey Wrench BOM--top completed
  11. Read:  Maine  
  12. Home Tweet Home--top completed
  1. Malcolm's Quilt--Baste, Quilt, Bind, Label
  2. Stars over Baltimore:  Applique 1,2,3 Stars 1,2,3
  3. Pilot House Custom Fit--cast on
  4. Banff Mitts
  5. Bantry Bay MKAL
  6. Read:  Before We Were Yours
  7. Judy's February Challenge: Color Safari

Friday, January 26, 2018

On the Needles Friday

The past few weeks have been a little crazy.  Medical stuff can be very draining especially when it was one of my daughters. 
No matter what I worked on I made BIG mistakes.  I was making more of a mess trying to "frog" it.  It is a beautiful mystery KAL, Bantry Bay,  from Impeccable Knits.  I love knitting cables and I think I am on the right track now.

My quilting isn't as successful.  I was trying a new technic for combining half square triangles to make an hour glass shape.  After I attempted to put it together, I realized I made a mistake in cutting.  Can you see the mistake?  Since this is a quilt kit, I am not sure I will have enough fabric to correct it.
The units on the right and left are off.  Not a good day for sewing!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

On the Needles Friday

So what do you do when your flu vaccine wasn't optimal!  Cough, sleep, knit, binge watch Netflix and mess up your schedule.  The big Guy and I are just beginning to feel human.

We watched all three seasons of Broadchurch as well as a British show called Marcella.  Tonight we started River.  I was able to start and finish Honeycomb Mitts and start Lowlands hat both by Tin Can Knits.  Nothing will stop me from my ESK Yarnathon.

Good bye Flu!!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Stash Report Week 1

Time to reinstate fabric and yarn accountability.  My yarn numbers were pretty good last year.  I used more than I purchased.  However, I wasn't as attentive to my fabric.  I didn't purchase much but I didn't do a good job keeping track of what came in and what went out.  So for the new year, I am starting from scratch.

Fabric in this week:  0 yards
Fabric out this week:  0 yards  even though I finished a quilt top.  I will wait until the quilt is finished.  This is where I get into trouble.  By the time I finish something I am in a rush to get it done and out that I forget to add it to my numbers.

Yarn in this week:  0 yards only because I haven't been to the mailbox.  There is yarn waiting for me that was a planned purchase--actually 2 planned purchases.  My goal is to knit as much as possible from stash.

Yarn out this week:  203 yards