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Summer Projects

 

Two kinds of crafty: quilting and knitting!

Oldest project first…I joined the Game of Thrones knit-along with Jimmy Beans Wool back in May.  The project is a lace shawl, and it was presented as a mystery.  All has been revealed, but I haven’t peeked at any finished projects.  I am on clue 4 of 6.  The yarn is a limited edition Lorna’s Laces called Fire and Blood, to represent the dragons and Daenerys.  I have really learned to read lace charts and my knitting with this project, so I don’t need many stitch markers.  imageMy second project was also a knit-along. (are you sensing a theme?  I am a joiner!!)  A group on Ravelry had a Tops, Tees and Tanks KAL to celebrate the beginning of summer.  I found the pattern Sun Tea, by Laura Aylor, which uses sock yarn.  I had some coordinating blues in my stash, and I needed a plain stockinette project for the long plane rides during our vacation.  imageI have just passed the body shaping point in the pattern, now it’s about 5 more inches then I will check the length and work on the bottom hem.

Moving into the sewing room, I made my first Swoon block!  Just a couple years past the height of the pattern’s popularity, LOL.  One of the bloggers I follow is having a block exchange.  We all signed up with a specific colorway, and each person makes 2 blocks for each of the other participants.  So I am sewing a variety of these blocks and I will get back enough to make a patriotic quilt!imageMy last swap for the moment is 2-1/2 inch squares.   The quilters group on Ravelry is having a swap so I collected 49 different fabrics.  The next step is to cut the squares.  No, I did not go on a shopping binge…at least, not all at once, I did stock up during some sales, but a lot of these fabrics are things I have purchased over the last couple years and haven’t used yet. image This swap is encouraging me to freshen up my scrap bin.  You can do so many things with small squares!

What projects are you working on this summer?

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