FAL 2018 – Q2

Again with the “no real surprises” list. Q1 was very slow for most crafting. April isn’t looking good either, thanks to work.

Items with * are priority

1. Night Sky Quilt

I loved this quilt the moment I saw it. I have 9 of the blocks assembled…

I started with the blue blocks

2. Blue Lucky Star Quilt

I bought all of the fabric to make the quilt top for a friend. Then he stalled and so did I. I want to get it done and out of storage.

Blue Lucky Star Fabrics

3. Gravity Quilt C* & D

I had so much fun with the Gravity Quilts I decided to make more. I bought the Kona kits… which are now hogging valuable storage space.

Gravity Quilt C has all of the center blocks completed, and half of the background. This quilt is priority #1.

4. Tubey Sweater*

Being frequently cold, I wanted to make a warm sweater. I remembered a pattern on Knitty that I’d always wanted to try and invested in lovely Sugar Bush Bold. The sweater is about half done right now.

Sleeves and yolk done. Time for stripes!

5. Lacey Eh! Line Tunic

As part of my ongoing inability to say no to Sugar Bush yarn, I bought enough of their brand new Nanaimo lace-weight for a tunic. I’d like to get this done soon, so I can wear it while seasonally appropriate.

PINK and soft.

6. Downpour Pullover

I went to a yarn night at my local knitting store and discovered Sugar Bush Drizzle yarn in Aqua Frost. I was doing okay at resisting temptation until I saw that colour. Then I KNEW I had to make that Downpour sweater!

Aqua Frost Drizzle yarn by Sugar Bush

Aqua Frost and mohair. Apparently my yarn downfall combo.

7. Gravity Pillow B*

I keep forgetting that there is a pattern for matching pillows for the Gravity Quilts, made out of the scraps. This Gravity Pillow is for Morgan’s mom, to match the quilt she got last year. The triangles are pinned to my design wall, where they’ve been gathering dust.

Time to deal with the scraps

8. Rainbow Quilt 3

I have so much left over from the first rainbow quilt that I figured I would make a second one… and now a third! I have about 30% of the blocks assembled. Part of the problem with this one is figuring out what layout to use for the HST blocks.

Just playing around with different layout options … which leads to too many options!

9. Rainbow Kawartha Morning Mist Shawl*

I started this shawl in July 2017. I’m now on attempt #3 to knit it: I suck at counting and beading is not one of my strengths. I need to finish this to get started on the Lacey Eh! Line Tunic, because they share the same needles.

10. Turtle Toes Socks*

Started in February 2018, these are part of Operation Sock Drawer. I found a close match colour for the toes and heels, so my stripes wouldn’t be interrupted. We’ll see how this goes.

Posted by Opal

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10 comments

Archie The Wonder Dog

Good luck!

Thank you!

You are going to be so busy! Can’t wait to see the finishes!

Sleep is for … other people?

That is a healthy list, Opal. I really love the chevron rainbow quilt. It is a fabulous idea where I could use up scraps by color.

Your night sky and gravity quilts are gorgeous too. It is great to have hand work that you can take along. Your knitting is perfect for that. I always try to have hand applique’ or embroidery along for the ride.

Exactly! That’s why I took up knitting: I don’t like sewing by hand, and I wanted something that was more portable for appointment and social stuff.

Good luck with your project finishes!

Thank you, Swooze!

Looks like fun! Can’t wait to see what you finish in Q2!!!

Thanks Dawn! Time to get stitching!

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