|Even wore them the other night|
I also bought some yarn while I was in South Africa. Its a homespun, hand dyed, 100% wool. classed as 'lace weight' (in other words really really fine). I have planned to make a scarf, and after using 2mm needles (about an old English size 13) for the gloves, I am now using 4mm (old size 8) for the scarf pattern and with such a change in needle size I found it quite difficult at first to hold the needles properly, but I think I have mastered it now and the scarf is growing..
|Love the colour|
On Monday I went to Higham Piecemakers for our 'all day' session. I have to admit I didn't really have much enthusiasm, but actually really enjoyed the day and managed to get two aprons finished. We usually make quilts for Linus, but one of the members of the group asked if we could make a few of the aprons for dementia sufferers,.....another good cause.
The project that 'L' suggest we get cracking on is coming along. There are four of us doing this months mini quilt, three of us live quite close but our fourth member lives way up north, so it will be fun catching up with her quilt in photo form (just have to hope she sends lots). I did ask two of my friends to join, both declined this time, but it has encouraged my S.A. friend to get on with a quilt that she has had lying around for about a year, so hopefully we might get some photos of that one. I love the idea of joining with others to give that little push that we sometimes need. I have made a start on my mini and had forgotten just how small a 1" square is when sewing...
|72, 1.5" squares waiting to be cut in half diagonally|
|Triangles sewn to my 1.25" squares|
|36 neatly trimmed to 1.5"|
|All the little rectangles, and the 1" squares sewn and ready to make into a block|
|3.5" square. one block done 8 more to go|
|4 down, 5 more to go|
I am busy for the rest of the week, and we have a weekend in Yorkshire, so not a lot more will happen with my mini quilt for a bit...... wonder how the others are getting on?