Sunday, March 03, 2013

Bits and Pieces

I seem to have dropped off the face of the earth for a couple of weeks... my sister was visiting from Tasmania -- that's my excuse!  Very little sewing but a lot of knitting and bad television.  ("The IT Crowd" from Netflix, for instance -- hilarious!)

Here's a potpourri of projects I've finished up recently:

First up is round one of the Cotton Robin.  I've blocked out the center square to preserve the secrecy of the project -- it's going in the mail tomorrow to have another border added, and I'll start playing with the next round myself.
 I started these socks months ago -- they're called "Chain Drive" and I found the pattern and the yarn a bit boring. I was halfway through the second sock a couple of days before my sister was to leave, and she decided she liked them, so I knit like a madwoman to finish them up in time. Looks like they need a good blocking...
 One of my little local quilt groups did a 12" quilt swap recently and this was the one I made -- it's the God's Eye block from Quilters' Cache -- going back to my Berkeley in the 70's hippie roots, I guess -- and I think I need to make one for myself now.
 And more yarn stuff! Around Thanksgiving, I decided to make sweaters for the great niece and nephew, and found this cute "Jelli Beenz" yarn at a shop in Pacific Grove. Mia's sweater was mostly done by Christmas, but not quite.  I finished it in time for her birthday, and then whipped up Bane's blue sweater within a week.  That's DH Al providing the lap.

Last but not least, my first UFO finish of the year (pathetic, really...) is a table runner made from a Moda Martinique charm back, fashioned after this Bella table runner I ran across.

 More quilty content soon!


Kay said...

The babies and the sweaters are both beautiful. No need for excuses there!

Carol E. said...

Mia and Bane are adorable, and so are their sweaters.