Wednesday WIPs

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.


Fabric pull


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….

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28 thoughts on “Wednesday WIPs

  1. Texas Quilter May 8, 2019 / 7:46 am

    Very nice blocks and your points are perfect! Great work!

    • chrisknits May 8, 2019 / 4:27 pm

      Well, don’t look too closely. LOL! Thanks > >

  2. rl2b2017 May 8, 2019 / 9:47 am

    Hi Chris! You are making progress, and I see your point about the camera phone. I lament the same thing but don’t want to set up a whole photography booth so I live with it. I hear you about wanting a strip method for the sashing and cornerstones. If you come up with a method that works, I look forward to hearing about it. It is tricky deciding how to press the seams, although sometimes I press them open. That takes a long time plus burned fingers. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits May 8, 2019 / 4:26 pm

      Thanks, every step forward is one more closer to done! I hate burnt fingers!!! > >

    • chrisknits May 8, 2019 / 4:25 pm

      Thanks! I hope to be back at the block making tomorrow. > >

  3. Maggie May 8, 2019 / 11:18 am

    Ha, never do the math on quilts! But it’s already looking wonderful.
    That’s a wonderful pattern! A bit to fuzzy for me right now (I hope I will have the patience to knit from real patterns when we’ve moved), but the idea of a cowl/shawl combination sounds perfect. I love shawls, but they never stay on.

    • chrisknits May 8, 2019 / 4:25 pm

      LOL, I have learned my lesson. Also, never count how many sts in the total knit pattern!!! > >

  4. inquiringquilter May 8, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    That’s why I don’t do math. 😉 You are actually doing fantastic! Such progress! This will look so might when it’s done and perhaps by then it’ll tell you it’s name! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss. As for the cowl, I’d try something new, but only if you want to. There’s nothing wrong with going with the tried and true! I don’t knit or crochet, but I love to look at yarn!

    • chrisknits May 8, 2019 / 4:24 pm

      Thanks! I resisted the yarn temptation at the shop today, but not the fabric! LOL > >

  5. mildlygranola May 8, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    That cowl is beautiful. I might have to cast that on soon.

    • chrisknits May 8, 2019 / 4:23 pm

      Maybe it will go with me to Colorado at the end of May, a perfect knit for the car? > >

      • mildlygranola May 8, 2019 / 5:45 pm

        Yes, especially if you drive through western Nebraska.

      • chrisknits May 8, 2019 / 7:12 pm

        I think I would like to try Nebraska, it’s got to be better than the entire width of Kansas!!!! LOL

  6. Kate May 9, 2019 / 7:19 am

    Love your Fox and Geese blocks. They look great. Maybe you should call this project “Don’t Do the Math”?

    • chrisknits May 9, 2019 / 8:12 am

      🤣🤣🤣 Perfect Name! Thanks

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    • chrisknits May 9, 2019 / 10:05 pm

      Let’s just say it’s like ripping out 640 sts! LOL thanks > >

  7. DelightedHands May 9, 2019 / 11:37 pm

    Nice progress on the quilt! The yarn dilemma is a good one-knit them both!

    • chrisknits May 10, 2019 / 10:18 am

      I definitely plan to make them both, and 1 will be for me!!! > >

  8. quiteayarnblog May 10, 2019 / 2:55 am

    Your block are looking great! Eurasian Cowl is really lovely! I think you’re right about that yarn – it might not show the pattern to its best advantage.

    • chrisknits May 10, 2019 / 10:18 am

      Thanks! I know the yarn isn’t for Eurasian, but I do have several that are perfect, and then I would get to keep the cowl!! >

      • quiteayarnblog May 10, 2019 / 10:44 am

        Win! Looking forward to seeing it 🙂

  9. Susan May 14, 2019 / 3:04 pm

    Nice blocks – thanks for showing all the different color combos!

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