Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Still Winter!

Can you believe we are getting snow AGAIN? @$&%!!!

What's Hot!:
  • Picnic blocks 
  • My UFO for the week is Scrappy HSTs
  • Knitting UFOs!
  • Strip Stacks blocks 
I'm getting underway piecing the blocks for Picnic (cover quilt from the book Scrap-Basket Sensations by Kim Bracket) using a jelly roll of Serenade by Kate Spain.  I think these will go together quickly and I so love this fabric line!

Here is Scrappy HSTs with it's pieced backing ready to be pressed and sandwiched.

Over the weekend when our daughter was home her boyfriend and I decided it was time to get her hooked on Mad Men so we had a marathon while snowed in and made it through all of Season 1. Such a great show!  I pulled out my knitting bag and finished off 3 UFOs while watching.
I love wearing scarves, both knitted & woven for a quick splash of color. The pink/lavender is a mohair type mixed with the modified ladder yarn you can see, next is a ladder yarn in blues/purples and the pastel scarf is a ladder yarn combined with a nubby cotton. 

I didn't follow a pattern for these, just cast on to a width I liked (whenever that was!) and on Sunday I knit until the yarn was gone. The mohair mix scarf is seed stitch (alternate 1 knit, 1 purl) and the other two are straight knitting on large needles.

What's Not:
  • Winter in mid-April
Click on Lee's button to be inspired - it's certainly my favorite place to hang out on Wednesdays!
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  1. I totally agree - Winter in mid April is awful! We have had some pretty days, but then it swings back to cold! Lovely projects. Love Serenade, beautiful fabric!

  2. so sorry you are having snow again.
    love those blocks and the scarfs are a good project to work on while watching your show and snow fall.

  3. still winter here too. Yuck! I am going to have to pick up that book because i love the picnic blocks. so cute!

  4. Gorgeous WIP's!!!
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  5. A lovely variety of projects underway or completed!

  6. Wow! You got lots of stuff done! I love Mad Men, too! I watched the first 4 seasons on Netflix while I sewed. Then we were caught up, and now just watch it when it is on. I love all the projects, and the variety! Well done!

  7. I was just looking through that book the other day. I really like the picnic quilt

  8. Nice quilt blocks! Your yarn is so pretty, they are sure to be nice scarves.


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