Friday, September 14, 2012

Randomness on Friday

So, the beginning of September has been incredibly busy this year.  Hopefully, now things might  settle down a bit for awhile but who knows!  I have been trying to at least knit a little bit every day and started a new knitting project.  Why finish something old when there are so many new patterns and yarns to try!  The blob of knitting above will hopefully soon be a Brandywine Shawl.  The yarn I am using is Dream in Color Smooshy in the Rose Smash colorway.  I believe this colorway may have been the first of the Dream in Color Dream Club which was released in August of 2010.  I have knit with Dream in Color Smooshy before and it is always a lovely yarn and the dye job is super (not that you can tell from my crappy photo).  I have just finished with chart A.  I did have to work on this with the tv off, otherwise I kept losing track of my place.  Even then I missed a YO and had to rip back 2 rows. 

 Today a little bit of new fabric came in the mail, most of which I have immediate plans for (rather than just fabric collecting).  Above is a layer cake of Good Life from Riley Blake Designs.  I also got a green swirly fabric that coordinates.  This is destined to make a sewing machine cover so I can finally toss the plastic bag that came with my sewing machine many years ago.  I hope to start this over the weekend if not this afternoon!

This odd collection is destined for my first charity baby quilt.  I have read on many different quilting blogs about a quilt drive called 100 quilts for kids sponsored by Swim Bike Quilt.  So I dug out these fat quarters that I had purchased on a whim and decided they might go together to make a 9 patch lattice quilt.  The quilt drive is on through October 15 so hopefully I will have time to get it together and find a local place to donate it.  It will have a black background fabric and a green binding.  It could come out really crazy looking but I guess we will see! 

I just picked up a half bushel of apples out at a local apple orchard so in between sewing and knitting over the weekend I will be doing some baking.  We also hope to go out in our boat on the Mississippi on Sunday so maybe I will remember to bring the camera. 

1 comment:

  1. The sewing machine cover looks nice and it must be time to cover the machine. Haven't heard if you have anything planned with Jan. The cover would be nice when you are moving the machine. Have you wondered if the black fabric will work in with the others for the baby quilt or does this statement make me sound old?? Heading out to do the Caribou run. Will chat more later. Love Mom