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Winter projects

For most of February we (like most of you!) have had cold, snowy or rainy weather. For the last three weekends there have even been some travel advisories in our area. Partially because of this Rob and I have spent a little more time than normal pursuing some fiber-related hobbies.

I have been working on my little on-line quilt-along project that I mentioned in my post called Winter activities. I strayed a little bit from the posted directions, but not too far. The blocks went together quickly and the piecing was fun. I decided to go with black for the sashing because of all the other colors that were involved. I am now working on the machine quilting and am using a variegated thread called antique Christmas and am doing some outline quilting and hope to do a little bit of free motion quilting as well. I've been doing a lot of reading and some practicing in preparation for this step.

picture of Square Quilt Unfinished

Rob has been working on a very cute knitting project. Shortly before Christmas we found this self-striping yarn. He just finished this adorable little baby sweater. I think it is pretty amazing how the yarn forms stripes all on its own. We found the sweater pattern as a free leaflet near the yarn in the store. Here is a link to a .pdf of the pattern.

picture of Striped Baby Sweater

How about you - have you been doing any crafting during the month of February?


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7 Comments on “Winter projects”

  1. #1 Marilyn
    on Feb 21st, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Is that knitted on a machine or by hand? Either way it is a beautiful job and wonderful the way the stripes form.

  2. #2 Marilyn
    on Feb 21st, 2010 at 5:17 am

    I appreciate the update of the quilt and the quilt banner. Cute!

  3. #3 Becka
    on Feb 21st, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Marilyn, Rob knitted the sweater by hand. He did deviate from the pattern and knit the body of the sweater on circular needles. He didn’t have small enough double pointed needles to work the sleeves in the round, but he would have liked to.

  4. #4 Deb
    on Feb 21st, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Becka, your quilt has turned out very nicely! Hope the quilting goes well. We had to make an unexpected trip out of state so my figgy pudding quilt was delayed a bit. But I’ll get back to it soon!

  5. #5 Carrie
    on Feb 28th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Both the sweater and quilt are adorable! Great job!

  6. #6 Brenda
    on Feb 28th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I love both your projects! I got all the kids’ craft supplies organized and in containers on the bookshelf in the computer room. Does that count as crafting? 🙂

    My kids made a little craft of their own yesterday evening: they found 3 large vials of metallic confetti and decorated the carpet in our bedroom. Sigh.

  7. #7 Becka
    on Mar 1st, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Brenda, I think organizing the craft supplies counts as a craft project–sometimes it’s inspiring, and it can save you money.

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