I’ve been puttering again. I told myself this morning I was going to do some cleaning around here and the morning is gone and I haven’t. I was trying to figure out borders for a quilt but nothing I drew was working so I wandered off into other EQ files again. So here’s just a little eye candy of what I was playing with today.
The next one is part of a larger design that I separated out. It has potential for showing off one way prints well in certain sections and actually I think it might make a neat Christmas Tree Skirt (I have a feeling my tree won’t have its new tree skirt this year since I have some other quilty and sewing things to finish first.)
Although I didn’t go wild buying yarn on Black Friday, I did decide to go back and order some yarn I was contemplating on Friday but talked myself out of that day. It is perfect for a project I want to make when the pattern is released and I don’t have bulky yarn in the stash and since I did have to place an order for some fabrics (and had earned Loopy Rewards on my prior order so had $25 in rewards sitting there burning a hole in my account) I added in the yarn since it was still on sale. The yarn is Malabrigo Mecca and the color is Solis – I plan to use it to make a cowl necked caplet – just a shoulder warmer that would be great around the house. If my neck and shoulders are warm, the rest of me usually is – a Laura Aylor pattern that is still being tested but should be released soon.
The fabrics are for some pillowcases which will be a gift for a dog lover friend. I like the fact that these prints are in sort of a weird color combination – makes them so fun. So I’ve added another sewing project to my list of things to get done before Christmas.
I went digging through one of the yarn baskets of projects in the works – trying to clean up things that were overflowing – and found this yarn in the bottom of the basket.
I was trying to decide what yarn I wanted to use on my loom next and I think this is it.
The colors are great and a bit more rich/darker looking IRL. It’s Meadowcroft Dyeworks Rockshelter Sock and the color is Four-Twenty. It feels nice and soft so I’ve bribed myself with first I can get this wound (so I can put away the yarn swift attached to the breakfast bar) and then I have to clean up the living room and kitchen and finish folding laundry before I can warp up the loom.
So off the computer, plug in a movie, and get to work winding yarn and cleaning. Someone was very messy on this four-day weekend at home.