It's Labor Day weekend, time to chat about my progress or lack there of. Well not too much is going on. Oh yeah, I did buy myself a new laptop, MacBook Pro! I feel a ever so slight potential start of a new podcast. Hmmm, thinking hard about it. Once I get comfortable with my new toy. You see, I have been a "PC" girl the entire time. I also have to admit there is a little learning curve. Back to topic, I have been on leave for the past week and here's what I have accomplished.
Knitting/Spinning: My Lazy Daisy Mosswood shawl is 90% complete using my handspun. The pattern, Lazy Daisy Shawlette by OrangeFlowerThe finishing calls for a crochet border. I am in the process of spinning for "said" border. Just a little bit more on bobbin #2, then I can ply. Hopefully I will finish my shawl this week. Also on the needles-"Cornrow Socks" by Preita Salyer, a cuff down pattern.
I machine quilted my small basket quilt. My attempt at "free motion" quilting needs a lotta of practice, however, for me-it's not too bad. I will say, I wouldn't give it to anyone as a gift. I'll keep practicing my free motion quilting! Practice = improvement. On my design wall are blocks, that I have arranged for the "Spiral Stripes" quilt from the book, Jelly Roll Quilts. I'll take a second look, after a good nights sleep, to be sure that I like the arrangement of the blocks.
So until next week, for me, it's Just Fiber and Quilts.