Friday, November 9, 2012

Its a Bittyful Friday

WHAT A WEEK! I'm feeling a little about you?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What's in the bag?

Remember when I talked about my family and showed you this bag with my knitting? Well, I finally finished it. Although I have many knitting bags I keep each project in a freezer bag. Why ,you say? Because I own a cat who thinks needles and yarn are for her to drag all over my house.I have gotten up in the morning to find the tiniest of yarn balls by my bed and had to go all over the house winding and swearing that this was going to be the last time this happens.So, the project goes in a freezer bag and yes, sometimes I wake up to the bag by my bed. As smart as she is .........she has yet to figure out how to slide that lock.

So after binding off the last stitch I soaked the project in a solution of warm water and hair conditioner. I know there are so many products out there to rinse and block your finished knitting but, really, if it conditions my hair I feel it's good enough for the sheep's hair too!!
I pinned and carefully rolled my project in the biggest towel I could find and then let it slowly dry. It took 2 whole days before I thought it was safe to pick it up.

                                              SO HERE IS THE FINISHED PROJECT

                                                 YES,.........IT'S A SHAWL
                                            DONE IN LACE WEIGHT ON #2 NEEDLES
For those of you who don't knit I can say very thin yarn on very small needles.I found the pattern on Purl Bee HERE If anyone gives this a try let me know I would love to see it It wasn't difficult  a very repetitive pattern but, I love how it came out ........said the hobbit

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The quilt show

The Chocheco Quilters guild in our area recently had their show. Now this is not something I usually attend since quilting is not my forte. My family did all their quilts by hand,no machine quilting,and although the actual quilting wasn't perfect or as decorative, it's what I think of when I hear quilting.There were many quilts and this is just a teeny tiny representation. To see the winner of the show click on the chocheco link .

This was a 3 D type wall hanging. Matellic fabric with shade like addition to give the quilt depth.

A civil war quilt using computer generated picture to "honor" the war? Not as much information as I a newcomer would have liked. Was it a copy of a quilt done after the war? Not sure.

Photographing was a bit difficult as I wasn't sure if I was allowed or not. This was my favorite .I wish I had thought of taking a picture of just one square. Every one of them featured a different pig. The fabric was chosen by the womens husband as he is a  true fan of pigs and she put it together just for him.Now that's what quilting should be about. So maybe I'll go again with the hope of finding a few more quilts that have just a bit more personality and family story behind them. It's a start ...........said the hobbit

Friday, November 2, 2012

Bittyful Friday