Sunday, April 25, 2010

Knitting - socks and washclothes

I am getting a bit more adventurous with my socks. These are from Knitty - Sunday Swing by Kristel Nyberg. Yarn is Lorna's Laces Parry Hotter in Gryffindor colors. I made a simple pair for me a while back, these are for my daughter (foot model).

The washcloth is this months mid-month Knit-along. I made it a bit longer, using Peaches and Cream color 172 Newport. I love how the colors made a strippy look! Totally serendipity :)

FWS BOW #28 Silver Lane

This is block number 79 in the book, and my 62nd, Silver Lane. I used Marti Michell templates B14 (larger triangle on the outer edge), N79 (square) and D29 (small triangle). The parallelogram could be made with D29, but I just used it to trim the tips, using a paper template stuck to the fabric with double sided tape to cut the basic shape (placing a small ruler's quarter inch line on the sewing line and then trimming each side with a rotary cutter). The red 1" x 2" rectangles were rotary cut (1.5" x 2.5").

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Catching up with Farmer's Wife Sampler Blocks

The week I really started getting behind was with Wood Lily, BOW #22. It got started with paper piecing, then I didn't like the fabrics and restarted with templates.

The following week (BOW #23) was Spider Legs, and I still didn't have Wood Lily done. Wood Lily got done on 4 April, then Spider Legs on 11 April.

BOW #24 was Buzzard's Roost, which I had already done (Yeah!)
BOW #25 was Northern Lights, finally a nice easy block! It got done on 4 April, before I started Spider Legs in catch-up mode.

BOW #26 was Flower Pot, also finished on 11 April. This used templates, all those unusual shapes made me do it.

BOW #27 was Garden Path, finished on 17 April 2010. Marti Michell templates.