April 3, 2012

2nd place!

It's official, folks. Yours truly has finally broken out of the "Highly Commended" ghetto with a SECOND PLACE ribbon at the Easter Show for my Rhiannon socks! It feels... anticlimactic. And what's up with that display? I blocked those socks to perfection, and there they stand (!) all lumpy and wrinkled and weird-looking. I guess maybe they were trying to show off the front cable? I'm told that overall the displays are a much higher quality this year, but that my socks were one of the few sour notes. Sadly, Bokaclava and Sam Sawnoff didn't win any prizes, but I didn't really expect them to. (I had hoped that Bokaclava would be displayed on a dummy head! Alas, not..)

I'm working the Knitters Guild stall at the show this Saturday afternoon, so feel free to pop in and say hello!
April 1, 2012

Shared today on Instagram

Shared today on Instagram:

I sewed myself a new shirt today!  #crafty
I sewed myself a new shirt today! #crafty

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Edited to add: This is the Colette Sorbetto, a free PDF pattern. I modified it by leaving off the front pleat and adding some sleeves. The fabric is a Liberty Tana Lawn I bought last year. I'm still learning, so simple tops like this give me plenty of practice. I think this one will get some wear!

Earn Your Stripes Quilt Blocks

Earn Your Stripes Quilt Blocks
Quilting took a back seat for a few weeks as I frantically finished all my Easter Show projects. Finally today I got a chance to put together the March MetaQuilter blocks. Amelia was the designer this month, and her quilt is the Earn Your Stripes quilt from Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee. These were fairly free form, and I had fun playing with the beautiful fabrics she sent. I'll be posting these off tomorrow...

Earn Your Stripes Earn Your Stripes