As for the finish – I finally finished my Wiggle Wrap last night. I haven’t taken a final photo yet and it needs blocking, but that was a whole lot of knitting! I haven’t looked it up yet but I think with the yarn I used, I knit close to 2400 yards of fingering weight yarn into it. Now that’s going to help my stash busting tally! I started the Wiggle Wrap nearly a year ago (during the winter of unrelenting cold — tho the last couple weeks have been very reminiscent of that time) planning ahead to this winter. But it got set aside for Camp projects and a sweater or two. Yes, I was supposed to have this done so I could wear it to ward off the cold. It’s nice and wide and long so I can wrap it over my head and around my shoulders over my coat on those coldest days. There will still be time to wear it I think but if Mother Nature wants to make it too warm outside for me to be able to wear it this year — I’m okay with that too. 🙂 It’s also bright enough that if I should get stuck in a snowbank, someone should be able to see me and pull me out. It was an enjoyable, easy knit, but I’m glad it’s finished.
Now on to more PatchKats — I was just adding in random fabric styles and colors and quickly swapping them out in EQ so here’s a few more ideas (there are some fabrics I would swap out for something that shows up a bit more, etc. but it’s just to give you an idea since I was doing a quick swap and replace) – 30’s fabrics, black/gray/red more modern prints, batiks on black, batiks on light background – just more possibilities.
Remember the yardage requirements and general info are on the PatchKats project page. It’s the big button on the right of the page that shows the quilt cover. Click on that image to get to the information on the project page. If you are reading thru email subscription, please go to the blog to access the project page.
My fabric order for my PatchKat quilt was placed this morning and my Box of Fun is headed out in the mail to be today so I should have my fabrics on Monday. I’m mixing some fabrics I had previously purchased, and then added to them with some additional fabrics. I had a background fabric here I wanted to use but needed more of it and it’s currently out of stock so I think the background around my Kats will be one fabric and the background in the border will be another fabric — both from the same fabric manufacturer so the colors should be very similar – just different tone on tone prints. Will have to wait and see once I get all the fabrics if it will work out as I plan.