Well it's ages since I had anything to share here.
I knitted Reuben some wrist warmers from some thrifted wool last winter
and he loved them. but the wool turned out to be manky.
I brought this wool from Trademe (there is more and more lovely wool there)
and this week my wool winder arrived (also brought on Trademe)
so I wound it into three balls with the help of Chrissy.
This is much harder than I could possibly imagine,
is there a trick to winding wool?? (think epic knots)
Anyway once all that was done, I started knitting the wrist warmer
using the pattern from Purl Bee.
It uses 3mm needles which I had, but oh they are tiny.
It's knitting up lovely though. I'm terrified I'm going to lose heart
and only knit one!!
Yesterday was a good mail day because my templates arrived from Katy
and also some lovely fabrics from Fabric worm.
I want to hand piece this over the winter!
Aren't they lovely?? Hmmm such delicious colours.
I've been working away on these.
My first foray into paper piecing, all being well these bee blocks will be winging their way
across the world next week. (One more day sewing I think)
Paper piecing was on my quilting bucket list and I'm pleased to have tried it,
maybe mastered it?? don't know. I love the preciseness of it.
To keep my momentum up I've been sewing square together for a couple of quilts
a bit of quick sewing helps me keep on track.
These are hanging on my design-door!!
And these three quilts I showed you the other day
are sitting waiting for the same treatment.
The colours look delicious.
Well it doesn't feel like I've been doing much apart from those paper piecing blocks
but thinking and dreaming and planning is all part of it isn't it!!
More creative spaces here.