Here I am in Paducah, Kentucky: Quilt City, USA. I came with Mommy, Grandma, and Aunt Allison. We came to see the quilts.
Knitting. Quilting. Sewing. Motherhood. Cleaning. Just kidding about the cleaning.
Pattern: Fiber Trends Easy Knit Baby Blankets, Collection 2
Yarn: Plymount Encore Worsted Color 793 Lite Blue (their spelling-not mine!), 5 skeins
Notes: I made the smaller size and it turned out 34" x 40". While doesn't sound that big, this thing really looks big; it is easily a baby/toddler drag around blanket. I think you could take out 2 repeats and make a smaller blankie, and I would probably do that next time.
Overall: enjoyed the pattern, not the yarn, but it is very pretty, very traditional, very washable, very blue, very Blankie-ish.Signing off for now,
Speaking of quilts, I am often asked when I'm going to make a big quilt again. Well, the answer is.....soon. The trouble is, sometimes soon, for me, means a few days and sometimes it means a year. But I'm working on it. This school year has been much busier than I expected with the kids (you experienced moms are shaking your heads and laughing at me, I know) and of course, the yarn takes a lot of time too. I'm feeling a little rusty at the quilting but trying to get the wheels turning again.In anticipation of starting a big new quilt, I have been spending a lot of time spring cleaning the studio. Clearing out the cobwebs and clutter (literally) has helped clear out the clutter in the brain. You know, the voices that keep telling me that it won't be good.
I spent several days ironing and folding hand-dyed fabric that was messy, disorganized, wrinkled, and scattered around the studio in several piles.
Doesn't that bookshelf look yummy and inviting now? So which stack would you start with? The pinks and oranges?
I think I hear this stack of periwinkle calling me.....*Would I normally plan my wardrobe so that I matched my quilt--of course!
Really, I could use about 100 exclamation points during the course of this entry(!), but I will spare you any more gushing. Here's the back:
Here's the yoke:
And here are the specs:
Pattern: Cabled Cardigan by Shiri Mor, Vogue Knitting Magazine, Winter 2007/2008
Yarn: Cascade 220 Quatro Color 5017 Moondance, 6.5 skeins
Mods: Obviously, I omitted the ombre effect that they used in the magazine sample and went with one color yarn. I also added a four stitch seedstitch button band to the front. I omitted the buttonholes in the yoke while knitting the fronts, but placed a marker where they were supposed to go, so I could put them in the same spots when I knit the button band.
A few more details on Ravelry.
Periwinkle Cable Cardigan went to the library.
Green stripey sock went to the world's best bakery.
Blue Manos scarf went to the world's best (I'm really not kidding) candy store.