I’m rather late getting to the blog this week. How’s everyone doing? Amongst all my other projects at the moment, I’m trying to get my netbook up and running so I can read and comment on people’s posts at work. Considering my netbook is about 5 years old and feeling its age, I think it might be time to start trying to persuade J that I need an iPad. Anyone fancy my chances?
Moving on to what was supposed to be the point of this post, this is what I’m working on this week:
This is my Cassowary shawl which is just a few rows away from completion. It’s a great travelling project, since each row only has increases at the centre and corners, and it’s pretty plain stitching all the way. Not fascinating stuff, but I love the results and it’s been nice to have something mindless to work on.
Mostly because my other project of the week threatened to break my brain!
Yes, I got it done! In the end, I only had to re-make 3 blocks, which isn’t too bad, and next time I will definitely take more notice of my diagram. I’m letting this one rest for a while to help me decide how to back it. I’ve got a few thoughts, but nothing definite yet.
Hopefully once I’m done I’ll be able to give you a tutorial on making it, since it can be adapted to any size or colour. Monochrome could be fun! And one nice side-effect of the pattern is that you end up with a whole pile of fabric that you can make into perfect HSTs:
There’s enough here for a little quilt, once I decide how to arrange them. Does anyone have a favourite HST pattern?
To see if others’ weeks have been just as colourful, head over to Tami’s Amis here or by clicking the picture below.