Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Strange Knitting Summer

Yes, it has been a strange knitting summer. The yarn shop where I used to teach closed the end of May and suddenly my motivation went out the door with it.

I had several projects in the works, and those are the ones I have been working on. Sometime in May I started a lap robe out of leftover sock yarn. I have now used samples of all of those, and because I don't want to repeat any, am waiting to exchange LOs with other knitters.

I had knee replacement surgery early in August, and took this project to the hospital with me. Needless to say, I had to rip out everything I did there because the anesthetic and pain meds made it impossible for me to focus long enough to complete a square. Each block consists of 16sts cast on on 2 sides, central decreases on every other row, and uses about 8-10 yards of yarn.

I've also spent a good deal of time at my sewing machine. It's been years since I enjoyed quilting so
much. This is the fruit of my labors. Actually it is 1/12th of my labors. The larger frame encloses an inner quilt that represent each month of the year. This is August's quilt. This is a Block of the Month project generated through Quilting Divas in Green Bay, and they started the BOM in January. As I started it in June, I have been playing catch up all summer. So far I have done 5 months worth. Yea! More pictures for future blog posts.

Have a super day!