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Quilt one, knit two too!

I’ve graded about half the essays I brought home, so I rewarded myself with play time in the sewing room!  Alycia is hosting a block drive for Quilts of Valor (details here) so I made some patriotic string blocks.  imageYes, one of those fabrics reads grey.  I need to work on prepping my scrap bins.  I didn’t have a large selection of 1.5″ strips, which work well for these string blocks.  Alycia has two patterns posted on her blog and lots of great prizes for sending in at least five blocks.

I have been spending most of my free time knitting shawls.  I made a mistake on Evolution and ripped it all out to start over.  I am almost done with the texture of Section 3, then cables, then back to the lace part.  Notice all the markers to keep me on track this time!image

And this strange looking thing is Stephen West’s mystery shawl!  It does look better in person, but there is alot of consternation in the Ravelry group about those funny-looking holes in the center.  My third color is a navy blue, similar to the couch which is my photo backdrop.  imageTomorrow is the official start day for my international quilt along for the Women of the Bible Quilt.  I created a new blog… if you’d like to see my progress and block tutorials, visit us HERE.

Sunday afternoon is a good time for a nap.  Just ask our kitty Amy:image

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