Sunday, September 21, 2014

Next step

I keep thinking if I just finish this section I'll be done but then there seems to always be another step to take. 

I got the border done then I got everything laid out. The first thing I tried to connect the pieces looked horrible so out it came. So far I'm happy with plan B so when I get this section finished, I'll be done. 
Surely I'll be done one of these days.  Right?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Crazy person working

I have been working like a crazy person trying to get this curtain done. I'm sooooo close but am exhausted and I have a long day tomorrow. 

I'm the person who hates to put a book down when I'm in the last few chapters so this is making me even crazier. But I'm also a lot closer. 
I only have 2 more repeats to finish and then the straight solid tape across the top but I HAVE to go to bed. 

Did I mention how close I am?

Here it is with the squares. I'm so excited I can't stand it. Maybe just one more minute...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rolling along

To the soundtrack of an old Dragnet radio show marathon, I've made a very good start to my border. 

14 repeats done and 12 to go. If I had just another day off, I believe I could almost finish it. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Intrepid or bat crap crazy?

I tried a few things to piece together the squares for the curtain but I didn't really like the look of any of them. 

So I went back to the book and found this edging:
I measured it out and it will fit the width perfectly and accommodate the squares. But it also means doing this:
All except the top row. I won't need that but it still means 26 repeats. You can see I've already completed almost 6 of them so they go quickly. 

The answer to the question has yet to be determined. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Two fer

What do you think looking at this skein of yarn?  That it must be 2 skeins hanging together?

You would think so but, no, it's one skein spun on the same spindle from what (I thought) was the same bunch of fiber. I decided to do a Navajo ply which means that it was plied on itself in order.   After I washed it and let it dry, I couldn't figure out why it was all wonky. Until I cut a couple if the ties, that is. 

Evidently I used 2 different bumps of fiber because in one skein of yarn, I managed to get 2 very distinct and very different skins of yarn. One is a very smooth, very sproingy yarn. Lots of bounce. 

And the other is a soft, halo-y yarn with almost no bounce. 

I thought I was spinning a cashmere/merino blend (which is the second one) but evidently I was also spinning a merino/merino blend. That would be the first one. 

So my question is, should I divide them when I wind them and use them separately or should I wind them together and see comes out in the end?  I was thinking about dying them (for which I would keep them together). Or I could add them to my white on white project (in which case I would probably separate them). Hummm...

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Third one?  Check. 

It's amazing how much I can get done when I don't have to go to that other place. 
I've now got all 3 motifs bordered and ready to lay out for joining. Once I see how much filler I need to make, I'll decide but I'm pretty sure what I plan to do so watch this space. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Yellow rose

Went outside to take the trash out this morning and saw a beautiful bloom on my yellow rose bush. I planted it specially so it's lovely to see it blooming.