But for now, I have been doing different "needle" work. On my knitting needles I have a sock in progress, and I have it's mate finished. I did finish one pair that went to my granddaughter, Hannah. She was thrilled to be the recipient, or she was just being polite!
I think these will be for me, they are so light & soft!
My Crochet Needle (Hook) is currently involved in making "another" scarf. This winter has been brutal, and I was finding that a couple of scarves that I use were just not wide enough to keep the wind out of my face. I have crocheted since I was 7, which is many moons ago, and I really always enjoy doing this kind of craft. It's just kind of mindless; if your making something like this, and you can take it with you w/o keeping track of a pattern.
It's color is shades of gray with a hint of lavender, which matches my coat.
Now my just finished project of an hour ago, involved the use of 2 needles. This project was from the SQT group challenge for February. Make a spool block something. I really didn't want to make a small quilt, because my daughter and I are possibly going to make a larger quilt for our craft rooms using the spool block pattern. So, I ended up making a 7" x 7" block to hang on my craft room wall.
The next needles I used were of course the embroidery needle and the quilt needle. I sometimes like to add a little "bling" to my crafting, something unexpected to make it a little different from what the pattern calls for. I like to think no "crafting police" live at my house, at least that I am aware of. LOL
Oh this easy pattern was not so easy for me. I first read the instructions wrong, several times, it only took me maybe 4 - 5 blocks to finally get it right. Also, I learned the hard way........wash your dark colors first before putting in a block.......cause they will bleed onto your white fabric. I had a perfect block made, I think my 3rd..... and I wanted to press it flat, so I sprayed it with water, yup......"heart fabric" bled on "white thread fabric.... So, onto making it again, and maybe again.......... I lost count. But, I am so happy to have it completely done...........
This post was just to drop in and show you what I have been working on in these long, cold days we have been having here in my part of the world. Hope you will stop back, one of these days I may have something really cool to share with you:-)