This past weekend, I spent a fair amount of time working on some various craft projects.
Project #1 from curves class is finally done. It waited all week to be finished because I did not like the original color of bias tape that I had bought. I would have gone to the store to exchange it right away, but we kinda had a run-in with the stomach flu this week and I was unable to leave the house for a couple of days. Anyway, I am happy with the way it turned out, though I am still contemplating whether I want to add letters or not.
I am really enjoying the class so far and looking forward to this week’s projects. I just wish I had more time!
After spending 8 hours on my new lace shawl, I have finished 12 rows. I would be much father along had I not had to rip it out and start over twice. It is really amazing how long it takes to cast on 413 stitches! Now that I can see the pattern unfolding, it should be much smoother going from now on. I’d show you a picture, but it really doesn’t look that much farther along.
While the boys were out on Saturday, I spent a few hours working on my sweater pattern. This does not make an interesting picture as it is all scribbles and numbers, but I will say this: writing a pattern is hard work. It gives me a new appreciation for all the well written patterns out there. It also makes me think that the price I pay for a pattern is just a pittance. These designers sure are not getting rich writing and selling patterns!
The swoon quilt is also coming along nicely. I spent a lot of time cutting pieces this weekend and I’ve had a great idea for a border that I am looking forward to sewing. I’ll show and tell more about that later! Right now, I have to go and start getting ready to make our fancy V-day dinner. On the menu: prime rib!
Happy Valentine’s Day!