progress on all fronts

Monday, January 31, 2005

It turns out that I am not quite so tense as I thought. I finished the first piece of my secret project and it was too big, I had to go back down a needle size. The second try was fine and I am now working my way through the third piece. I should be done by the end of the week and back to working on something I can actually show you.

Next cab off the rank was supposed to be Carla, but I think I am going to join Alison and do some fixing in February. It’s time to go back to my first real project and fix the final edge of my Big Bad Baby Blanket. After knitting the moss stitch up the sides too tightly and having to painstakingly redo them I then over compensated and the final moss stitch edge was just too loose. I tried to tell myself it was fine, but every time I think about the BBBB I know that I will have to reknit it at some point. February seems like a good time to fix it.

In other news I have cut all the squares for Isabelle’s birthday quilt. Half of them have appliques which have also been cut and fused onto their squares. I am now onto the sewing part. Below are the squares I finished last night, there were some that were half done and many more that I have finished tonight. I think the appliques will be done by the end of tomorrow night’s session with the sewing machine.


Comment by froggy on 31/1/2005 @ 8:33 pm

oh, i only with i could make a quilt. what a wonderful gift!

Comment by sandra on 31/1/2005 @ 10:42 pm

hello there! just discovered you knitting blog and like it very much! i love knitted bags and yours are fab! and just as froggy, i think your quilt will make a wonderful gift! all the best!

Comment by Rebecca on 1/2/2005 @ 8:12 am

Suggestion on your Big Bad Baby Blanket. Your moss stitch probably does not have the same ROW guage as the body of the blanket. If you knit it up the sides, you many want to consider trying some extra rows on the border (is that technically a short row?). BTW, your quilt is great!

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