Thursday, February 2, 2012

knit knit knitting away

So January really flew by! Luckily I got my quilt bee blocks knocked out early in January because I've been bitten by the knitting bug lately. I'm currently working on multiple projects, 3 to be exact. I'm not exactly proud of that but it is what it is. I need to finish the sleeves on my Georgia cardigan and block it but I find myself bored with sleeves easily especially after the whole cardigan has been in stockinette in fingering weight!! So its been in the bottom of my knitting bag for a few weeks.
So, the solution you ask? I bought myself some malabrigo worsted in a beautiful yellow color called pollen and I've been busy turning it into a watershed. This is the first lace pattern I've done and its had its rough patches but I've learned alot from this project and I can't wait to see the end result.
I also started a sunnyside cardigan for my new niece Ava out of Lorna's Laces sock yarn.
Oh and the best knitting news yet....a LYS opened up in my tiny town! This is epic people. I live in a mayberry size town!! Her shop is beautiful and I can't wait to give Putting on the Knitz lots of business!

Amazingly, I've been able to get in a little sewing in between all that knitting. I participated in a grey charm square swap where I sent 2 half yard cuts of grey fabrics cut into 48 total 5" charms and then received 48 different grey charms back! I loved it so much that I started my own swap on Flickr for aqua and yellow charms.
I cut into the grey charms and used some yellow fabrics from my scrap him to start a new quilt based on BlueElephantStitches granny square quilt block. These blocks haven't been the easiest as there are so many points to line up but the end result is very appeasing!

That pretty much sums up what I've been into. Gotta get back to my knitting