I debated whether to post since I don’t have any pictures – and I do love posts with pictures. But I wanted to let you all know that I’m still here – alive and kicking and knitting. I’ve been working on Forest Path and am now up to Tier 16! It seems a little useless to post a picture however, since it looks an awful lot like last time. Just envision a couple more tiers.
Yesterday was spent sewing, sewing, sewing – but for a knitting related cause. Each year our knitting group hosts another knitting group from the adjacent island for a picnic. In the past the door prize has always been a knitting bag – usually a group project knitted, felted, embellished, etc. This year for something different I volunteered to sew the bag. Most of it was pretty tedious as I had to quilt the fabric for the bag. Yes, I know I could have bought pre-quilted fabric, but I wanted the lining quilted to the outside. I embroidered a Hummel of little school girls knitting and found the perfect plaid fabric that matched the embroidery. By 9:45 p.m. I had the finished project – it just needs dowels for the handles. The lining is the same plaid as the binding. Ok, so I do have a picture:
As usual, dog has been added for scale. I think Kirby is inspecting my workmanship. I hope I pass. I also spent quite a bit of time working on Ivy’s quilt. I’ve debated whether to show progress pictures. I kept Izzy’s quilt a surprise until I presented it, but wonder if I should show this one. Abby – what to do you think? Do you want to be surprised? Leave me a comment on whether I should show Ivy’s quilt in progress.
Today a friend and I are going over to the next island fabric shopping and will also pop in to the LYS. I can’t say that I will be too tempted. After reorganizing my yarn stash a couple of weeks ago, I’m running out of room and I’ve got too many projects going now already. Remember, you heard it here first – I may be eating my words later.
And a huge, huge thank you to all of our men and women in uniform. Thanks goodness we have not had any close relatives that made the ultimate sacrifice, but I know there are many families out there that are grieving. Thanks to my Dad – a career Navy man and to my husband, who spent 9 years active duty Air Force and 15 in the Air National Guard. They both spent a lot of time away from their families serving their country. Thanks guys!!