Friday, November 30, 2007

Sweater Goodness


We are having actual winter weather here- rare for us. It makes wool all the better. Here's what I've been working on. The yarn is a mystery- the shop owner said she brought it from Europe, but there was very little of it- three skeins- and no label. It has long color repeats, and so I am working with both ends of the skein, and letting the colors do their work. You see the yoke off the needles because I was worried about what the true dimensions were. After blocking, I was reassured. The body will be a solid, something, haven't got that worked out yet.

I started quilting, after a few months off. Have to get someone to hold up the quilt so I can take a photo. I also hauled out the fabric stash, re folded and grouped by color. I lack greens, too much purple, really, and short on the good yellows as well. Also, I have too many cute juvenile type prints, as I really don't want to make a bunch of quilts for charity just now. I will hold onto the prints, though. Just owning them prevents me from buying more cute, juvenile prints. A sew of the fabrics it seemed I had bought more than once. AT first it was just an odd- oh my I'm getting old feeling, but when I looked at the ones I had bought twice I saw a lot of really happy, warm colors. Need to beef up the greens and put a wide border on the top I'm working on, as I want it for a bed quilt so it needs to meet size requirements. To the fabric store!

2 comments:

Elliott said...

"...To the fabric store." Noooooo! The yarn stash long ago took over the bedroom which is why the fabric stash has been relegated to the living room/dining room (if you don't remember). You are starting to have problems fitting it in the cabinets there so Noooooooooo.o..o...o....o.....o......
Tthe cry devolves into a moan, and then a whimper, followed by incomprehending silence.)

spindyeknit.com said...

Rofl! Elliott, you need to meet my husband... I got given a large weaving loom, and my Richard's reaction was that we'd already added onto the house, already added a new closet, I'd filled it with yarn and there just wasn't room for a new hobby. I was going, but it uses the same stuff--yarn!

I much prefer knitting anyway, so the loom sits there untouched, it turned out.

--AlisonH at spindyeknit.com