Monday, November 26, 2012

Design Wall on Easy Street

Yes, I plan to be working on Bonnie Hunter’s new mystery quilt “Easy Street”.  Bonnie is using Lime, Aqua and Purple, with a gray “Constant” and black and white background.  I’ve done a lot of purple, or purple and green as well as some aqua recently, so I’ll be using different colors.  While trying to come up with colors to use, I noticed the Palette Challenge for November that Judy L and Vickie have issued.  Decision made, I will use colors from that palette.

I will use black and white for the background as Bonnie is doing. My constant is still being considered. I wanted something more towards the brown than towards the orange, something more like caramel, but both of these match the colors in the given palette. Unfortunately, the flash sort of bleaches out the fabrics.  I think the color of the fabric on the left is shown more accurately in the photo above, I think that is the one I will be using.

Stop in at Patchwork times and Quiltville to see what is happening on Design Walls and Easy Street.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

On the Needles on Black Friday, 2012

On the needles this week is a pair of socks which I am working two at a time, toe up. They have been on the needles a long time, as I started them on a camping trip last year, packed them away to come home and then……forgot about them!  After working the clogs in a double strand of worsted weight yarn, sock weight seems to take soooooo long.

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Meanwhile, I did finish knitting and assembling the clogs. I still need to felt them, but will have to borrow someone’s top loading washer for that. Here they are, along with the left over yarn.

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Hmmm, I’m sensing a theme here.  Do you suppose I might like purple??

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Friday, November 02, 2012

On the Needles–Nov 2, 2012

I’m working on Felted Clogs made Easy  using Cascade 220 in purple with soles in a variegated purple/hot pink for some contrast. I have finished the two tops, now working on the soles. The pattern mentions the option of making 4 soles instead of just two to have thicker, warmer, more comfortable clogs.

I’m working on the first sole. The yarn that I am using is variegated, and I intended it to contrast with the solid yarn of the top.  Seeing the pieces in this photo makes it pretty obvious that there isn’t much of a contrast, perhaps because when knitting with two strands, you lose some of the variegation?  Wish that had occurred to me earlier!  The little swatch is a less exciting shade but shows more contrast.  I had intended to make that the inside layer of the sole, so now I may put it on the outside  instead.

Gratuitous photo of new grandson, wearing the pumpkin cap I made (just to make this knitting related).

halloween 2012 Liam

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