I finished my scarf! I drove up to the LYS, learned the tricky super-secret part of binding off (ie, pulling the tail through that last stitch so you don’t lose it), bought some new needles (Addi Turbos), and drove home. I did my weaving in and here it is! I am well-pleased with myself for finishing my first scarf and knitting project. Yay me! I also made my point about the class issue while I was there. So, hopefully tomorrow we will have a lovely last class and I will learn how to do yarn overs and how to start a new ball of yarn when I run out of one. I’m just guessing, but it seems like that would be a good thing to know. Kind of like somebody telling you to pull that yarn tail through the last stitch on a bind off – just helpful.
I had a very productive weekend, which I happy about. After I finished with my scarf, I sat down to finish sewing my Kimono quilt top together. It is finished! I will have photos soon, I wanted to bring it into work to show a friend of mine today, so I haven’t taken photos yet. It took me both Saturday and Sunday afternoons to pull all the paper off the back from the paper piecing – whew, my fingers hurt! But, it is complete! And I have three more quilt tops to finish before the end of August. I will probably turn my attention back to my Block of the Month blocks (since I have about six of them to do now). I picked the last one up last weekend, so it would be good to finish those up. The quilt store also had a sample layout for the quilt top, so I think I may do that, which will require making some additional blocks to intersperse with my blocks of the month.
I also finished gridding all the blocks for my Neighborhood RR, and have made a start on my block. I opted to go with one thread over two on my 36 count fabric. It seems that two threads over two just seemed bulky – any suggestions or thoughts? I’ve never stitched on 36 count before, so I’m sort of flying by the seat of my pants on this one. Mailout day is July 15th, so I have a couple of weeks to finish up my block and get everything ready to mail.
Eric and I ran some errands too, and he bought me some new summer perfume. I decided to get Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker. I have a sample of it, and I thought it would be a nice light change. I love it!
Thank you all for your sweet comments on my blog anniversary and for letting me know that you enjoy my blog. That means a lot to me. I hope to have some more stitching to show soon…I’ve made a little bit more progress on Tesori. I’m focusing my energy on getting back in the swing of thing with my workouts too. I got really burned out on it for awhile, but the time has come to redouble my efforts. Well, that’s all for today – photos of the Kimonos coming soon!
I am grateful for productivity and renewed energy.