Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Quilting ... or Not!

Last night I should have been quilting some more on the Starstruck top, but I have to confess that I simply couldn't face another evening of quilting. I've been working on it solidly for days, and I'm just over it right now! I won't have it done in time to finish the binding tomorrow, but I really don't mind. I definitely needed a change of pace.

I saw on Crazy Aunt Purl's blog a few days ago a very cute cream coloured scarf she's working on, and thought I'd have a looky for a similar pattern on line. I found a cute one at Mim Knits. You can click here to download the free pattern, it's very nice.

Don't look too closely at my efforts, it's been a while since I've done any knitting on regular needles, and an even longer time since I've done any cabling. Regardless though, this should be a fun 'take along' project, and one that will take me some time. I think it's supposed to finish at around 7ft long!

Today was my day for teaching at the quilt store. My class was in the afternoon, but in the morning I volunteered to help out. The quilt group I belong to - the Wynn Vale Quilters - was having a visit to the shop, and when a big group visits it can get quite busy with all the cutting and stuff. We were just worn out by the time the girls moved on to their lunch stop, and a good time was had by all.

Also shop related - I've had an idea for a class later on in the next term, so Cheryl has supplied me with a couple of charm packs so I can put some samples together. I'll get started as soon as I've finished up with my current deadlines.

Ohhh, and I keep forgetting to mention. When I posted the picture of the table runner for the bloggiversary draw, a couple of girls asked me about binding on unusual angles. I plan to make up some more hexagon pieces for my Mum soon, so when I get to the binding, I'll show you how I apply the binding. It's super easy, I promise!

Well, that's it from me, I'll catch up with you all again really soon! x o x


atet said...

What fun fabric packs and I admire anyone who willingly takes on a cable knit project! Sometimes it is necessary to take a break from a project, just to stay sane!

~Bren~ said...

It is always nice to switch gears once in awhile. You will go back to the quilt refreshed from your break from quilting, plus you'll have a new scarf!

tami said...

Sometimes you've just gotta knit. :-D I do the same thing. I will knit and knit until I get it out of my system and then go back to quilting.

Anonymous said...

The scarf looks great, thanks for the link to the pattern.

Your fabric packs look like they have some lovely fabric in them.

Valerie said...

Ooooh your cables are looking beautiful. I've been in the mood to knit too lately but not sure what. :)

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, you can knit cables. I made a fisherman's cable sweater when I was a teen-ager and haven't cabled since. Remember vividly how fun it was though.

Cher said...

the scarf looks fun-a break is a good thing-fingers and toes crossed that the girls do brilliant in the Grand Finals!

ForestJane said...

Seven feet long? Whew! If you're not careful to tie it round your neck a few times, you might step on it and strangle yourself... lol

Anonymous said...

I have started a scarf from your link to Aunt Purl. Thanks for the link. Looking forward to your tutorial on how to bind the non 90 degree angles on the table runner. I have almost finished another using lovely Moda Sunshine charm pack. I'll wait and bind it later. Thanks Tazzie for your interesting blog.


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