F is for Fabric. Here’s a picture of my fabric stash:


Most of my friends and acquaintances know me as a quilter rather than a knitter. Although I’ve knitted longer, for years quilting was my obsession and I achieved a moderate amount of success with it. I have had two quilts juried into the AQS show in Paducah, Kentucky, which is probably one of the most prestigious quilt shows in the world. Thousands of quilts are submitted every year and they only take a few hundred. It’s kind of like going to the quilting Olympics. Didn’t win a medal, but I went twice! Well, I actually didn’t go, but my quilts did. Here is one of them:


I haven’t completely given up on quilting, but with school and work, knitting fits into my schedule a little better. It’s easier to pick up and put down. And yes, I usually have way too many quilting projects going as well. I’m looking forward to the day I graduate and/or retire so I can get back to it.

In the meantime, progress is being made on Eris. Voila! A collar:


Neither Marguerite nor I are especially thrilled with the way our collars look. But in looking at pictures of other Eris collars, they seem to look as good as any. This pattern is quite ingenious, but I have to admit to not loving it as much as I loved Rogue. I will definitely do another Rogue someday, but unless this comes out far better than I think, it may be the one and only. Since the picture I have picked up stitches around the collar and have finished the short rows. On to the body!

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