The weather has gotten so beautiful and yet I am inside working on my crafts instead of outside playing. My excuse is that I walked back from the gym and I'm also a little concerned that I'm getting sick. Keep your fingers crossed that I am not as Heather will be in town next week and I don't want to miss a moment of our time together.
I swung by Fabricland on my way home from work last night and availed myself to some of their cheap cottons (3 for the price of one!). You see, I've been inspired by the quilting projects of other knitters and have been infected by the quilting bug. The only way I could think of to exorcise this daemon (short of actually making a quilt and even I am not that crazy) is to make some mini-quilts! I cut some pieces last night, did a little sewing today and tada!
It's a little quilt! This was more a test to see if I actually could do it and I can! (I used the tutorial here as a starting point) The pinning and sewing was easy; it was the cutting where I ran into trouble. You see, I had neglected to buy any proper cutting tools so I made do with small knitting scissors and a cardboard template I cut from a Shrek yogurt carton. Perhaps Heather would be so kind as to bring her cutting paraphernalia to visit me for the next time I do this.
That's right, I want to do more sewing! This small piece just made me want to do more. I hate knitting something without a purpose and the same goes for sewing so I've decided that my couch needs another cushion. I want to model the cushion top after the Around the World quilts and use all three of my fabrics.
I know these colours don't exactly work together but the price couldn't be beat.
The couch is blue so I want that to be the main colour of the cushion top. Here are the colour schemes I have come up with:
(Excel doesn't have beige so a light yellow had to suffice.)
I'm having trouble picking which would to go with. Any opinions? (I know you have one!)
And to show that my title isn't totally incorrect, I have also been knitting, working on the birthday bolero.
I'm getting to be such a good little knitter. I knit a proper swatch, 5 inches by 5 inches, with a garter stitch border and then I washed and blocked it! All my hard work was worth it when I nailed both stitch and row gauge!
This might not look like much but it is actually the first few inches of the bolero back. I promise better pictures when I have more to show for it.
Now stop reading the blog and go play outside!