Way back when I purchased a set of fat quarters from Connecting Threads‘ Wildflowers and Honey line. This past spring I used that gorgeous fabric to piece together quilt blocks based on the Paving Stones Quilt from Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes. My intention was to go for a subtle rainbow effect so I tried to keep similar coloured fabrics together, so I have green, blue, purple, yellow/orange, and red blocks.
I finally got a chance to put together the quilt top.
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My latest Evergreen read was The Hidden Keys by Andre Alexis. I was a bit hesitant to read this one because I’ve tried this author in the past and just couldn’t get past the first few chapters. I had the same feeling with this one but I forced myself through that first bit, and am I ever glad that I did!
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The other day I noticed that I don’t really have any mindless TV knitting. Actually that’s a lie – I do have my Golden Girls afghan, but it’s too hot to have a a giant pile of wool in my lap right now. So you can see that I needed a new project on the needles.
I’ve had this pretty Lana Grossa Meilenweit Aloha in my stash for a while now and it was just begging for a chance to be socks. I used Erica Lueder’s Weasley Homestead pattern, and before you knew it I had several inches of a sock! It’s a great mindless knit and I’m looking forward to seeing the completed socks.
Lueder has a whole line of sock patterns inspired by Harry Potter and I think I’m going to have to work my way through them all, you might remember that I already made the Hermione and Neville socks a while back.
I think this might have been my favourite fabric from that last big Spoonflower purchase I made a few weeks ago. I absolutely love Bob’s Burgers and this fabric was too cute to pass up. I based it off of this Drawstring Pouch tutorial from Martha Stewart Living, except that I boxed the corners.
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I have to be totally honest, I’m getting a bit bored with my Rocket Ship Shawlette now. I’m at the point where it’s so wide that each row takes a significant amount of time so it’s not really something I can pick up and put down easily, and the lace charts, while relatively simple as far as lace goes, are just a bit too complicated to work on while watching TV. But I really want this off the needles so I’m just going tot have to force myself to work on this.
I did end up doing an extra repeat of the second chart. It wasn’t until I was about 10 or 12 rows into the third and final chart that I broke into the final colour of the gradient. It’s still difficult to tell if I’m going to have enough yarn or if I will need to use the plain black yarn for the edging. Time will tell!
I think we can all agree that the world needs more rainbows. I wanted a bit of instant gratification colour so I decided to dye some yarn over the weekend.
I’m calling this colour way ‘Sunny Ways’ and if all goes according to plan when I knit it up it’s going to have rainbow stripes.
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Evergreen Book #7 is complete. Kate Taylor’s Serial Monogamy was a thoroughly engrossing read that I would recommend to just about anyone.
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You guys, a few weeks ago Spoonflower had a BOGO sale on fat quarters and I fell HARD. I love fat quarters, they’re the perfect size for project bags, so I had to take this opportunity to stock up.
We’ve got Itty Bitty Knitting Committee (and the corresponding pink balls of yarn on the end), Thank Your for Being a Friend, Bob’s Burgers, and SuperWhoLock (which I actually purchased a couple years ago). I’m also including the Canadian flag fabric and red starbursts, which are from Connecting Threads, since I’ll be making a bag out of that as well.
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I’ve been more obsessed than normal with cat themed things recently – books about cats, cute items with cats on them, TV shows and movies that feature cats prominently. Over the weekend I watched the movie A Street Cat Named Bob (which I highly recommend!) and was inspired to knit a cat scarf for my very own Cosmo.
I grabbed some acrylic from my stash and knit garter stitch lengthwise. It was super quick, I think it only took about half an hour or so. But when I tried it on Cosmo it wouldn’t even fit around his neck – I had no idea he was so fat Anyhow, the second one fit much better.
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I don’t know what to say about this Evergreen book except that it was a really tough read.
Katherena Vermette’s The Break tells the story of one fateful event on a cold winter’s night. We get many perspectives on this tragedy and the events leading up to it and its aftermath. As the book progresses we see how these perspectives belong to a group of different women (and one man) who are all connected in some way, shape, or form.
I can’t say I enjoyed this book since it deals with such gut-wrenchingly difficult subjects. I did find it engrossing, one of those books that is really difficult to put down. These women demonstrate such strength and resilience and it was inspiring, but overall this book just left me very sad.