Actually, I was only gone for five days, but it turned into two weeks in blog land. I have been working on projects though.
I finished my Shawl Society III “Wick” shawl. There was a lot of plane time knitting, and a bit while I was in hot and humid NY. I gifted this shawl to a friend who recently lost her beloved Husky dog, Mocha. I hope she’ll get to use it this coming winter.
The next shawl pattern comes out on the 30th. The yarns to be used were released last week, and I found my ShiBui gift certificate and put it to good use. This yarn “Cima” is a lace weight, and so soft. The colors are Bordeaux, Fog, and Caffeine, I can’t wait to see the pattern. I also got a few other skeins of “Birch” yarn from them. More yarn stash enhancement was made with a sale at knit picks and for a shawl project that will be a Christmas present. At least I didn’t buy any fabric last week 🙂
I doing the Fat Quarter Shop’s BOM called Christmas Figs, it started last month, the blocks are large, 16 1/2 inches square. I was attracted to this quilt project by the variety of the blocks and the colors of the fabric line. Plus the fact that two blocks a month is do-able for me. Here are the July and August blocks.
I am still trying to finish up my PIQF entry before 8/28/18. I am quilting it, but just kinda lost the spark to finish it. I don’t know if it is the vacation interruptions or just the fact of having a deadline. I can’t seem to make myself work on it more than an hour at a time. I still like my idea and how it is progressing, I just know that I should have finished it by now. Procrastination is not something I normally do, well maybe with chores I don’t want to do in the first place. Perhaps that is the trouble, this quilt has become a chore.
Linking up with Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts For Design Wall Monday today.