Thursday, May 29, 2014

Almost Off the Needles

almost doneLook, I am almost done.  I think I will be able to have it bound off by the end of the month.



















halfway to the endI think I only have about 10 rows of garter stitch rows: I am trying to do 3 rows a day but will have to bump it up in the next two days.  Disappointed smile

















blocks in processI have been working on my owl baby blanket: see it on the left side of the design wall.  I tried to come up with a mixed up layout but I don’t really like it so will be changing it when I get all the blocks made.


























owls a plentyI did think it was funny that I have two owl quilts on the design wall and see how different they are.



















applique startingI did take a little time out to begin the applique for the last owl.  I am always impressed at how a block changes as the applique stitches are applied, kind of like the impact of quilting stitches.














new needle holderI was really happy to have found a use for the owl vase my daughter gave me for Mother’s Day.  It is now the keeper of the straight knitting needles.  I love being able to see them all in one place.  I don’t have a lot of straight needles: I tend to use double pointed and/or circular.  But I am gaining a larger collection as I start new projects.

Also in this picture is my Sigmund Freud doll, a picture of me with my parents and a picture of DH & I with individual pictures of our 4 children.  In my studio I am not only surrounded by my current creativity but also by my own history.  No wonder I am usually happy when I am in there.  Laughing out loud 

Gari

9 comments:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love, love, love the colors in your knitting project!!!!

Kate said...

Love the two owl quilts! Very different in character, but that's one of the fun things about quilting, you are only limited by the fabrics you are using.

Judy Laquidara said...

Is that Lady Kinta? Love the yarn . . looks like candy. What pattern is your owl applique quilt? Thanks for answering my questions! :)

Ramona said...

All of your projects are wonderful! Your sweater just screams summer! Your baby quilt is so sweet and your applique blocks just jump off of your design wall. Very lovely.

Sandie said...

Hi Judy- saw your question so I figured I would chime in. The owl quilt is a BOM that is winding down from Fat Cat Patterns. It is also available for purchase as a complete pattern on her website. I don't have the link on my phone, but a google search should find it for you. :)

Judy Laquidara said...

Thank you!

justquiltin said...

Your sweater is looking so lovely!

Judy S. said...

What fun, fun projects! I love the owl quilts and the sweater also.

Dar said...

Gari, Love your little summer sweater. Your owl quilts are so cute. I especially like the applique one. When I was younger, I used to collect all things owls (because I was a night owl). I still have a good supply of the around the house now and it's been 35+ years. Maybe it's time to pass some of them along! :)