So, let’s do an update on Fox and Geese, which still hasn’t told me what it’s real name is. I started piecing the blocks April 28th. At this point I have 8 sets of colors done, 4 blocks of each color. That’s almost 1 set per day, except I have been making them in 2-3 colors at a time, so more slacking than sewing. LOL! I have 8 more colors to go, all of the blue greens and olives, a purple and a pinky red.
Sure wish my phone camera took consistent photos, but then again, different types of weather and time of day make my carpet look all kinds of shades of tan.
I am still enjoying the piecing, even if there is a lot of trimming of the components. The large HST component goes through 3 trimmings!!! And then there’s the other HSTs components to trim, 4 per block! After all the blocks are completed I will have trimmed 640 components!!! Why did I do the math? See why I make blocks instead of units. LOL! The thought of sitting and trimming 384 HSTs, then sewing, then trimming 128 triangles, and sewing, and then 128 larger HSTs, just brings on the vapors!
For my knitting audience, if you are even still out there, I give you a great pattern I just found. Eurasian Cowl is gorgeous! I am really into the shawl/cowl merge some designers are creating. They stay on better, but have the look of shawls. I was thinking to make Willow Cowl with the new yarn for my friend’s gift, but now I am pondering if the yarn would do Eurasian justice. I am doubting it, but want to cast this on ASAP! I should probably look in stash for a more even shaded skein of fingering and just make it for me. I think I am just resisting another Willow since I have already made 2. But it is such a great cowl, easy wearing and works well with variegated yarns. What to do….