I have been getting things done in the past week, just haven't stopped to blog them. I work from home doing freelance design, and got busy the last few weeks, and find my nights taken up with that work, rather than my crafting...
I have joined a few swaps and knit-alongs this summer and have started working on a few of them. My doll quilt swap partner likes Civil War reproductions....hmmm...wonder if I have any of those!! I poured out my repro collection on the floor to start cutting out some more squares for my Ocean Waves quilt, and to get a few bits of fabric for to send along for Lucy, who is going through a rough time now, and also to choose fabrics for my mini DJ doll quilt I will try to hand piece and quilt in the next few weeks... I will use the machine in the end if I need to...but will try to get it done by hand!
I have gotten three blocks quilted on my big Dear Jane quilt. I will put thumbnails here, but you can click on them if you want to see the quilting. I'm still a beginner, so don't look too closely.
I've also been working on some commissioned name pillowcases for my SIL. I had thought about selling these, but they take a lot longer than is cost effective for a sales item... will continue them for gifts though, from time to time...
I've started on a sock for the Socks of Summer 2007 knitalong. I had tried to do swatch and calculate exact measurements to fit my large calves, lol, and for all the math and extra work I did, they were too big! So... I decided to go for pretty instead. I'm doing a pattern called Pomatomus (say that 3 times fast!) with a gorgeous clamshell pattern. I've done one pattern repeat, and really like the way the yarn looks in this pattern! I hope to do a couple of pairs of socks over the summer and learn how to make some that fit properly. This is only my second pair, but it is my first pair using tiny tiny 2.5mm needles!
I've also made myself a little logo for the blog, one I can use for labels of things I might sell or for the swaps, maybe even some notecards... Do you like it? (check the banner!)
Wow Cathi, you sure have been busy! I love all the things you've shared. Way to go on the quilting of your DJ blocks, you've done great. And that sock pattern is just neat, it looks very complicated, you're a great knitter!
The logo looks great! Your Dear Jane quilt is looking lovely. Also your Cookie designed socks are going to be awesome - sorry about the fit.
You wasvery busy ! I love your DJ..and your logo is nice...
Love your celtic knot logo and I take my hat off to all you sock knitters I couldn't do that in a million years - I reckon I'd persevere to get one done and then be so sick of it that I'd never get round to knitting the second!!!
I love the pattern on that sock. It's going to be beautiful! Don't be too hard on yourself on the hand quilting. It gets better as you do more and develop a rhythm of your own.
Your Dear Jane will be fab when finished ! You'll be an expert at hand quilting by then -only 222 blocks to go - lol ! I've had a go at sock knitting and I'm afraid Ive got SSS - second sock syndrome - one's been done for months and the others nowhere near finished !
Lots of good going on there! And love the new logo--very fun! Happy Days! :o)
Those are my favorite socks on Knitty, ever! Can't wait to see yours. I'm too chicken to try them myself...
Congrats on quilting three more Jane blocks! They look great. I am inching closer to being able to begin my quilting, hopefully by fall.
I have really enjoyed reading through your posts too :) And I know what you mean about the Blogger community- just really great ideas to share. And I am even doing the Pay It Forward exchange now! I don't do a lot of chatting on skype or msn, I usually chat online at quiltchat.com.
The Dear Jane top looks beautiful! And good luck on hand quilting it in time for the 2008 Sisters show! I haven't been to that in 4 or 5 years... I should really make plans to attend again :)
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