OK, so the plan was to just make a few blocks and use them as a table runner and maybe a couple of placemats. Well, that is not going to happen, we will be making a quilt. I still haven’t decided if it will be the smaller or larger one but I do love what I am seeing so far. Now, none of these blocks are actually sewn together so I will be moving units around, probably for months. I am not going to hurry this process: I am going to cut a little fabric and make a few units, then cut a little more. Maybe by Spring I will have a new quilt ………… maybe.
I am about to put this Carol Doak mystery from last year on the frame. But first I have to make a back for it. The backing fabric I bought is just a smidge too small so I will be cutting it down the middle and adding a stripe of a different fabric. I am not sure how I am going to quilt it but planning that will be on the agenda this week.
And here is my new knitting project. I am trying to learn how to knit toe up socks and to knit two socks at a time. So here are the tips of the two toes: that’s all the further I have gotten. I learned the figure 8 cast-on and am working on the M1L and M1R (increasing). We are going to have really cold weather here on Tuesday and Wednesday so I will be in the house, knitting.
Well, that’s not all I will be doing. I have decided to change most of the furniture around in my bedroom. I figure that since I won’t be able to be in the studio for a couple of days (no central heat) I will have plenty of time to push and pull stuff. When I was younger I moved furniture all the time (poor DH fell over stuff from time to time) but not so much lately. However, I am considering getting a tread climber or treadmill and need to see if it will fit in there. Bet I stay warm with all that physical work.
I see that we are going to be part of the artic blast that is coming out of Canada. What will be making it down here will not be as bad as up north but for we thin skinned southerners it will be difficult. I have dug out my sweat pants and heavy sweaters but mostly I plan to stay inside and keep warm.
So, keep busy and warm and have a great week. Gari