Sunday, 4 November 2012
This week I finished knitting the final modular unit for the Gingko Counterpane Shawl so I now have a bag full of 28 crumpled units waiting to be blocked and sewn together. I've knit a bit more on the second sock for DH, and I am just about to the armhole on the second sleeve for the Bergere de France Eyelet jumper.
On the quilting frame, I now have my first ever commission, from a very trusting lady at my quilting group who has asked me to meander all over a lapsize child's quilt. She had already started quilting it so the sandwich was pinned together which made me nervous about how it would go onto the frame. But so far so good apart from a few tension problems which hopefully I can fix. I'm getting on much better with the hover foot and my meandering is much neater now.
My new job is in the public sector and the government department we are associated with is having a craft show of all things. So I have entered my Fan Stitch lace shawl, my Bird in the Hand fair isle mitts, and my 1:48 scale quilt shop in a teacup. I took the exhibits in last week, and the show is on this coming Thursday and Friday. There are actually prizes of gift vouchers, so I am hopeful.
I found out afterwards that my f-i-l told DH that I had bought 'a lot of stuff' at Hobbycraft - he would probably keel over in a dead faint if he ever saw my stash...
Hope you are staying warm and dry, and if you were affected by Hurricane Sandy then our thoughts are with you. One of the Hallowe'en chaperone mums even stayed back to ask me soulfully "how my people were". I said I grew up on the west coast of Canada but agreed that the news about the east coast was terrible.
Thank you for the nice comments about my Cityscape cardigan. I think I was just in a depressed mental state when I was blogging about it, and it is growing on me now. I'm tempted to order more of that yarn from WEBS and hang the customs charge, it is just so lovely and now that I have discovered it they will probably discontinue it.
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