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August 14, 2019
Finally Finished! from Thread Head

I am so thrilled to be finally finished this vest!


The pattern is lovely - it is Capture a Cozy Moment by Carol Sunday. It was quite easy, with a nice Brioche band to liven up the knitting. It just seemed to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I started it last December, but did take a break from it to knit another sweater.

I spun the yarn three years ago, and did start a few different projects with it (probably part of the reason that the whole project seemed to have been around forever).


The fibre is merino that I bought on sale. The ...

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July 30, 2019
Vintage Lily is A Lovely Finish from Quilty Folk

Here we go with another good finish! Vintage Lily is all wrapped up except for the label and I only do those once a year. Make a nice big stack and just attack them all at once! A little surprising, but there's just something about this quilt that makes me feel a little bit possessive of it.
Vintage Lily is a completion!
My oldest daughter has already been making noises about taking off with this one and I'm like, 'No, this is MY quilt, back off already!' Which is so funny because I know good and well how ...

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July 16, 2019
Some Finishes from Thread Head

I finished a few things this past week.
The Granny Stripe blanket made from leftover fingering weight handspun-



It is 26"x55", the perfect size for laying on my legs or putting around my shoulders. This is my second Granny Stripe blanket and once again I loved making it, I will miss this project. The pattern is free from Attic 24.


I crochet a little edge around this one for a change.


I also finished sewing a robe, from some fabric I was given.


The pattern is from this Japanese sewing magazine (vol 10).


These patterns are very easy to ...

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June 11, 2019
Pieced Quilt Top! from Thread Head

I finally unearthed my sewing machine! After over three months it was so nice to sew again. I finished sewing Flowering Snowball blocks together.


These are blocks that I started about four years ago! They are 12" blocks cut with the GO! cutter. I just have to figure out if it needs a border, and how I am going to quilt it. Since I have been searching online for ideas on how to finish the quilt I have found lots of ideas for more quilts using this die - this one in particular caught my eye.


I also finished knitting a ...

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June 5, 2019
A Finish and More Progress on the Applique Baskets from Quilty Folk

Playing With Scale is totally completed now! It was one of those Adhoc. Improv. challenges that really stretched the brain waves. In a perfectly relaxed sort of way of course....

Playing With Scale a finished quilt!
It's probably not something you see all the time out there on the Net, these colors and prints combined with the free-cut strips, but I find it ridiculously charming all the same. People who stick with solid colors just don't know what they're missing!
So glad I added the flower into the mix
The {oh-so-obvious} different widths of the free-cut strips ...

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April 30, 2019
Folksy Flower Medallion Quilt is a True Blue Finish from Quilty Folk

This quilt has been finished up for several days now. First it needed to be soaked. Gotta make sure all that red dye doesn't ruin the light colored tulips! Then to find time for pictures. Right on time there was that couple days with the Internet down {how does the equipment degrade that much in five years?}, and then finally...

Folksy Flower Medallion
I paid attention to that niggling little voice inside my head that insisted each of the black petals needed more hand quilting. So that took several long, long hours of filling in. {Ignore the crease in ...

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April 6, 2019
Giving Up On Perfection from Quilty Folk

This past week has been a busy, busy week for sandwiching and pinning quilts. First, I sewed together three 'frankenbats' out of leftover strips of batting. All because the roll of batting is getting very skinny and also perhaps in an effort to be frugal? Whatever. I have very mixed emotions about the results.

The Baby Girl Quilt
On the baby girl quilt, I didn't notice the batting shifting at all. All the wonk in this quilt is because there was just too much ease in the long coin strips. It was something I was quite prepared to deal ...

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March 26, 2019
Finished Gnome from Thread Head

The last clue of the mystery knit along came out today and I finished the gnome!


Surprise! It's a girl gnome - apparently all gnomes have beards, although this one is a leaf, and she has long braids. It was lots of fun to make. She is 12" to the top of the leaf on her hat. The pattern is Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira - she is planning another mystery gnome in the fall.


I finished a skein of yarn. This one is from a very coarse section of a raw fleece. I thought it would be perfect for a ...

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March 13, 2019
Out With the Old, In With the New from Quilty Folk

This quilt was a great choice for putting in the hoop this time of year. I don't even remember the last time I had this much cabin fever! It's not that we've been housebound or been without electric etc., it must just be the long, never-ending winter getting to me. I'd obviously never survive living in Alaska like some of you hardy souls who seem to do just fine up north!

Improv. Postage Stamp Basket quilt is a finish!
Improv. Postage Stamp Baskets quilt has been like a breath of fresh air. The word I keep ...

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March 12, 2019
Finished Sweater and Socks from Thread Head

I am so pleased with my new sweater!


It came out really nice, and is lovely to wear.


Check out the almost 5 foot snow drift in front of me!

I also finished knitting a pair of socks-


This was another take-along project.

More details about these projects can be found on Ravelry - link for sweater, and link for socks.

I started another knitting project-


This is the first clue of a mystery knit along - Gnome MKAL by Sarah Schira, that started today and has four clues (the last clue comes out on the 25th of March).

All three of ...

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January 15, 2019
Spinning and Knitting from Thread Head

This past week I finished knitting a cowl -


The pattern is Wolkig by Martina Behm - a free pattern on Knitty. This had been my take-along knitting for the past little while. It was really simple to make, but a lot more interesting to knit than just stockinette.


I used handspun yarn (a light fingering weight),


which started as this Merino fibre that I dyed.

I also spun up some wool for a new take-along project -


a pair of toe-up socks.


This is from one of the raw fleeces that I was given,


washed and combed,


spun,


and dyed.

All the ...

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January 14, 2019
Winner of the Giveaway and the first 2019 Finish! from Quilty Folk

First of all, the winner of the Strip Quilt Secrets giveaway is Kyle, who wrote, '...Don't know if I have a true favorite book, but I love looking at all the different states documentary quilt books.' As do I! So much inspiration in many of those books. Lots of ideas for further reading in all of the comments, so be sure and check them out too!
Looking at the stitching
My Rising Sun quilt has become the first 2019 quilt finish of the year! It was the one that kept me company late in the evenings, all through the ...

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