Monday morning Musings

  • Well, the weather finally broke and allowed us a few days of high 30’s to high 40’s temps. Then the rain came along with it the last few days. But still, a refreshing change. Maybe it’s time to pack away my snow boots? No! I love wearing them, so do I have to? Cooper says, “Really?”


Come on Mom, everyone knows it’s too warm for snow boots!

In sewing/quilting news, I plan to use these two new fabrics to duplicate this gorgeous quilt I saw on Etsy. Sorry I can’t find the original posting to credit the maker. The orange will be in the lighter orange place and a green for the 9 patches. On the search now for a deeper orange and more greens. Do you know how hard this is, to find the right orange!!! And I finally picked up the Good for the Gander pattern at The Back Door on Friday because I look at that mini EVERY TIME I am in the shop! Flying Geese, I just cannot resist them!

   

In other sewing I picked up these two junior jelly rolls of Grunge to use in future projects. The gray will be paired with the peacock colors I got a few weeks ago. The cream is for an indigo and gold top that I picked up these gold pieces for.

     

Buttons!! For the price of the first card of buttons I got the 2nd free. I love button sales. And I was so glad to find these toggles for the vest I finished sometime last year. The gray are a perfect match for the Gramps sweater I just finished.

  
Yay for matching buttons to FOs!

So what about you? Are your plans moving forward?

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Sunday Stash Report

Knitting Stats
Last Week: 62,162 yards/334 skeins
Knitted: 579 yards/3 skein
Purchased: 0 yards/0 skeins
Ending Stash: 61,583 yards/331 skeins

   
1/2 square finished, 1 square finished, 1 square almost finished

 
1 baby hat, 1 baby sweater, start of an adult hat

January is turning out to be one of the best knitting months I have had in forever! I have knit over 1100 yards! That’s slightly more than I knit in January 2016, and I’m not even done with the month. In 2016 I knit over 3500 yards in the first 3 months. The next 9 months I only knit 3900 yards. Let’s hope I can keep the steam going through the entire year this time.

Sewing This Week
Fabric In:  10.25 yards
Fabric Out: -1.4375 yards
Net Fabric In/Out: +8.8125 yards
Fabric YTD: -15.625 yards

Fabric In:

 

I used my birthday discount at The Back Door, in Greenwood IN to buy: Green and orange yardage for the start of a collection for a quilt top, green wool for a Wool Feather Tree, zipper for future Retreat Bag, and Fat Eighths for a future mini. From Green Fairy Quilts I ordered 2 Jelly Roll Jr’s in Grunge. From JoAnn Fabrics I picked up some gold Fat Quarters to use in a blue/gold top I want to make. Still deciding on block pattern.

Fabric Out: 

 
Table runner started and Double Dresden Pillow begun.

January is turning out to be one of the worst so far in acquisitions compared to production! Of course, it is the 1st month of the year, so it’s by default the worst!! LOL. At least it isn’t as bad as Sept 2017 when I bought over 25 yards!!

Joining with Oh Scrap and Sunday Stash

Karter’s Kap

Baby Frasier is coming soon and with the cold weather in his neck of the woods he will need a nice warm kap. So I used the last of the Caron Cupcake Fruit Punch leftovers and added in some CC Nougat yardage to make him one.

Nougat has gray, denim, and gold in it’s striping and I wanted to do a stranded pattern so I just pulled out the blue and gold to use with the leftover gray from the Fruit Punch skein. But then at the crown I ran out of FP so I had to use some of the gray from Nougat, which has specks of the blue and gold. You can just see this under the pom pom.

I went for a random color pattern, just adding in the colors as I could and the yardage allowed. I ran out of blue first, than the gray. I could have cracked into the other skein of Nougat I have, but I am using the remainder for a baby sweater. I am using Gramps and just watching the gauge with the DK. It actually is knitting up at 5 sts on a 5US.

So far I have used up the leftovers from the other 2 balls and now I am cutting the remaining skein to paste the colors to match the striping. Yes, I AM that CCD* The leftovers from this experiment will be made into more preemie hats.

Gratuitous dog shot from last weekendI think I was the only one awake of all the creatures in the house

*CCD = Compulsive Creative Disorder