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Semi-Resolution Update

January 14, 2007

Gosh, I have a hard time getting to the point.

The whole "Knit From Your Stash" thing has been pretty successful so far, for the most part because of this:


Actually, it hasn't been a total blizzard for the last 6 days - it snowed off and on all day Wednesday, then on Thursday the sun came out and melted some of it... but only enough to turn everything into an ice rink. Overall, except for yesterday, we've been sittin' up on the mountain, waiting for the temps to get above 22F.

The Girl and Lifesaver (heh heh) brought the offspring up to visit last week. It was a nice visit, though now I can think of a million things that I would have like to have done differently. While here, boy-child and girl-child helped make Ninja Gaiters on the ISM (okay, they helped with the one for girl-child. This Oma did the boy-child's after their bedtime). Here's girl-child modeling her ninja-gaiter... who knew it was such a versatile accessory?
Ninja Gaiter

Oh, and the hat? Though it wasn't made specifically for her, it seemed to coordinate well with the ninja-gaiter, so it went home with her, too.

Note to Lifesaver: I seriously will be making my very own ninja-gaiter. You sure are a useful fella...

Oh! I see a point! The ninja-gaiters were from yarn in my stash! (And does it go without saying that they were made with some of the un-put-away yarn? Thought so.)

I've been working on the Lotus Blossom shawl. It took a while to get back into the rhythm, as in 2 days knitting, tinking, knitting, tinking. I think I did the same 4 rows 5 or 6 times (at least). Thank goodness for lifelines!

Yesterday our Vancouver quilt group and friends met in Woodland to do a new project. A good time was had by all. Everyone did beautiful stuff, all of the color choices were soooo different and all were sooooo nice. And, no, I didn't take one damned picture.

The point? I did NOT start yet another quilting project (yay, me!). Instead I took some UFO's to work on. I got a 2-color binding cut and sewn on a reversible tablerunner and then sent it home with J for the hand work. Ugh. 2-color binding. I had planned to make matching placemats, but NO WAY do I plan to put 2-color bindings on them. I think that when I do make placemats, I'll not make them reversible and that way I can save myself the pain.
Good to Know:
If you're making a reversible quilt, be sure that the colors on each side have something in common somehow. BOTH sides will need to coordinate with the binding.
Just sayin'.

I've also been working on "Mab" from berroco.com on the ISM. This would be so much easier if I had a garter bar. I spent part of this week trying to make one, thought I was onto a brilliant idea, took pics and everything in anticipation of a tutorial, then.... well, not so much. It's workable, but not all that, so I'm going to try something different.

So, see? I've been knitting from my stash. I've been working on UFO's, both knit and quilted. Two weeks in, and so far, so good!
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