Last weekend I cut these (34 sets of 4 like rectangles = 136 rectangles)
and today I cut these – 135 sets of 4 like rectangles =540 rectangles)
Actually I cut a few more than I needed but I actually kept things fairly neat and tidy. Normally I would have just tossed the leftovers, pieces to go back in the stash, scraps, etc. all in a pile on the floor.
However, check out the tidy area next to where I’m working. The nicely folded stack of larger pieces to go back in the stash – the clear plastic zipper pouch holding the scraps to keep and the leftover schnibbles (well except for one or two) all in the wastebasket.
Much nicer than have to clean it all up at the end.
Next up I have tons of background squares to cut – two for every rectangle cut – but I’m going to alternate cutting those with piecing a group after I cut them so as to break up the monotony.
Sleet and freezing rain when I walked out of the house yesterday and today, our last round of snow is nearly melted and it’s close to 50 degrees. Crazy weather but I love seeing the sun and having it warmer than it has been.
Today I’ve been puttering around with various cleaning projects and laundry. Need to finish cleaning out the fridge before my grocery order arrives later this after noon but took a break to get some more batik fabrics ready to cut rectangles from.
I quickly cut a piece roughly larger than the size I will need and then ironed them all. Now that they are ironed I’m ready to start cutting. No idea how many different fabrics are in there but it’s about a 8-10″ high stack. And there’s still more batiks to choose from in the stash but I will see how many more sets of rectangles I need after all these are cut.
I worked for a while yesterday on my Long-Haul Badge project for the ESK Yarnathon – once I unburied it. I started this back in 2014 or a different ESK KAL but it got pushed aside by other projects.
The Long -Haul badge is for a project you’ve been working on for at least 9 months so started in 2014 definitely qualifies. This is my Autumn Leaves Stole and it doesn’t look like a lot on the needles but it will be so lovely once it is blocked and the lacy portions are opened up. And I love this yarn – Madtosh Firewood – with all its many shades of browns and golds and oranges. Now the bad thing was when I was trying to figure out where I left off on it, I realized I had made an error leaving out several rows so ended up ripping it back to this point — it was about twice as long but the mistake would have bothered me once it was blocked open.
I also cast on a cute baby sweater. The yarn is Hedgehog Fibres and the color is Budgie — pretty easter egg blue with specks of other colors.
I think I’m going to like the way this sweater is made. I dislike knitting sleeves in the round and prefer to seam them and this pattern has you make the sleeve to the underarm separately and knit flat, and then when you get to a certain point I the bottom up sweater, you join them in. So they are seamed but you don’t have to set in the top. The sleeve on the left is done – waiting on a stitch holder till it gets joined to the sweater – and the other one is closed to being done.
I love the way this yarn is knitting up and was thinking it would be great to make a light weight cardigan out of — and then thought do I really want to make a sweater for me on size 2.5 needles – likely not. 🙂