Monday, November 16, 2009

Yarn news

Over the weekend, I took a mini break from fabric. Well, Friday night, I did finish my swap blocks and prepped the packages, but that was all that I did with fabric the whole weekend. I had plans to work on more, but it didn't happen.

Saturday morning, I signed up on Ravelry with the ID of JillQuilts. After that, I ran some errands - post office, grocery, etc - and then got back home around 1. The dogs and I ate and then I ended up ripping the paper off of 5 paper pieced blocks from Heather. Ok, so this was fabric related, but this was it, I promise! LOL

I decided that the bedrooms and sewing area needed a good once over and after a few hours, the dogs told me it was time to nap! But I was too amped up to nap so I picked up my knitting. I ended up knitting and crocheting and watching TV for the rest of the weekend. So relaxing! And great quality time with the dogs! Max was very happy!

Here is what I got done - a dishcloth that I started last Monday night... I think that I got the right side and the wrong side messed up when I did the ending scallop. And my stitches were way tight so it is curling a little. But it is still usable!


And I did a granny square for the afghan. I'm really digging the colors and I liked how quickly this square went together. Unfortunately, it was a little small and I didn't have a larger hook. After a quick stop at Michael's after work, I picked up 2 larger hooks and tried one and it works much better!


Today, I got my H1N1 shot at work. It has made me extremely sleepy all day! In spite of this, I was still able to adjust the pattern that I choose for a super secret quilt so that I can use more of the fat quarters that it calls for and I will have very little waste. Woo hoo! And since Barb and I are shopping this weekend, I will be able to pick up the additional fabric that I need and that won't be supplied from my stash! I am anxious to start this quilt!!

Ok, now it's bedtime! Night!


Michelle said...

Sounds like you had the perfect weekend. Good for you. Tv and taking it easy is just one my perfectly fun and relaxing things to do.
Have a GREAT week!

InfinityQuilter/Knitter said...

Your dishcloth and afghan blocks turned out great. I am having problems with the WS and RS too. Practice, practice, practice.

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Reenie said...

Look at you go, girl!! I love that dishcloth!

Linda and Piwacket said...

I really like the dishcloth! The afghan square is cool, too. Good for you! (and I'm happy for Max and Maisy)

quiltin cntrygrl said...

Everything looks great! Glad that you had a productive weekend.