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January 29, 2012

Too late, winter is here ;)

Today, much later than weather forecasters predicted, winter came. And as I started knitting at the end of november for some projects for DD, scarfs and capelets and other woollen stuff aren't ready. Besides that, I also have some stitching to do and my goal was to finish block 7 at the end of this month. I didn't make it ... There is some progress on other things too, look for yourself:

Broomstick Scarf


And a new start, a capelet.

This is the original, mine is going to be red.

January 22, 2012

VHRH and my knitting projects

One project finished this week, DD's cowl is done. She is quite happy with it and wears it with pleasure as you can see.

The scarf I am knitting is coming along slowly. Not really slowly, I have been knitting every day for the past week, with a result of twelve squares. In fact after taking this picture I finished another one and started number fourteen, so tonight there will be fourteen squares.
I have to knit 17 squares in total and then the challenge begins, knitting them together!

I also did some stitching on Call of the Raven, little progress, bus steady she goes!

And a new block of VHRH is started. Not much to see, but I know you followers are curious and love pictures, so here is a little flower :)

January 15, 2012

First finish of the year

Yes, I've got my first finish of the year! My Garden from Lynette Anderson is finished, inclusive quilting and binding!
These two weeks I have been quilting the border, I was determined to get it done, so I can remove the Christmas quilt that has been at my wall for two years (yes, two whole years!)

The cowl I am knitting for DD is almost done, this picture is from last friday, but there is more progress.

I also started a new knitting project, a shawl. I have to knit 17 quarters and then knit them together. Three quarters done this week.

Today was a Tweet day. I have been busy with the border. The original border is too much in addition to the blue blocks and I adjusted the border to my own taste.

January 08, 2012

One year of Tweets

Twelve blocks of Tweets are done! Almost every month of the past year I finished a block and today I have been sewing borders to My Tweets. I chose not to add sashings, but instead just sew the blocks together.
Without further ado, here is block twelve:

And here is the quilttop as it is now. I want to do mitered corners, but I have to find out how to do that exactly. So I saved that part for next week ;)

January 01, 2012

A new year and a new challenge!

Of course I can't start this post without wishing you all a happy and, even more important, healthy 2012!
Having said that I have to close the year 2011. Just in time I finished block number 6 of the Village of Hawk Run Hollow (I set that as one of my a goals for 2011).

And my Lazy Katy is done. Do you remember the first Lazy Katy I knitted and turned out to be too small? A friend enlarged the pattern for me (thank you, Cindy!) and I started all over again. It is now blocked so I think I can wear it tomorrow.

Here are they both, the Mother-and-Daughter-Shawl ;)

And now on to the new challenge. This year I will attend a masterclass Applique in February. After that I wil start a new project, Red December (Esther Aliu). Not in red, and not in December, so mine will be called Purple March ;) I already received the fabric for it.

And I will try to get at least half done of the applique blocks for Kim Mclean's Flower Garden.

Here's an updated picture, these are the right colours, loose threads woven in ;)