My design wall is blank today. I haven’t been working on anything new, just sewing the endless pieces for the Storm at Sea quilt. Only 78 more to go. I broke them into piles of ten, so I can sit and sew for a bit and feel like I accomplished something.
I bought some fabric last week. I saw this pretty panel in the connecting threads catalog, and found it, along with coordinating fabrics, at the Fat Quarter Shop . The line is called “Santa Fe” by Sarah Watts for Cotton and Steel.
I have a design brewing in my head, I want to see if I can work it out in EQ8 and actually produce a finished design of my own.
I have been knitting on my hemp sweater sleeve. I had to re-start it, as I figured out that I wasn’t increasing enough stitches and my sleeve was too long and narrow. The instructions were a bit vague, something like “increase at each end”. but the sleeve is knit in the round, so technically there aren’t two ends, just a beginning.
I am also trying to decide wether or not to join the Curious Handmade Shawl KAL this year. It starts next week, six shawls in six months. I am currently involved with the Sock KAL, but that is a pair of socks every two months. I may just get the pattern set and keep it in my library. Helen Stewart patterns are so well written, and the resulting knitwear is very nice. The price works out to be around 20.00 for six different shawl patterns. Her blog is at Curious Handmade she also does a regular podcast that is interesting.
Linking up with Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday today.