This was the first quilt where I was totally happy with the binding. I used a Bernina #10 to stitch in the ditch after attaching the binding to the front. The #10 foot made stitching in the ditch a breeze.
I’m not totally happy with the free motion quilting I did. But I’m eager to do another quilt to have a chance to try to do better.
Sure they say cute things. But doesn’t every kid?
I like the way I was able to find two different fabrics that both had multi colored dots but the dots were different scales.
In order to do a 3/4 square instead of a triangle (which is really two quarters of a square), I provisonally cast on 2 stitches, then knitted 10 rows. Then I picked up along the 5 garter ridges and picked up the two provisonally cast on stitches to end up with 9 stitches total. Then I’m following Evelyn Clark’s wonderful directions in her book Knitting Lace Triangles, except I have two center stitches instead of one.
Now when I should be cleaning my house, I’m sitting and knitting on this thing. I LOVE knitting lace. I love the fact that I have to pay attention. It is a good contrast to knitting garter stitch (which one day I’ll get back to those two garter stitch works in progress I have going, but not today). I am bad at designing in lace, but I love love love knitting lace.
Unfortunately, I dyed this yarn myself and I only have the one skein. I have trouble matching dyelots. I tried and my new skeins are more yellow than this one. But I think I can still use it. It might be interesting to have a shawl that goes from blue green to yellow green.
I’m already planning on doing another 3/4 square with that tweedy Kureyon Sock once this one is done. Am I like a drug addict planning on my next hit right after I come down from the high of the current hit?