Here it is, less than an hour from quitting time and I have yet to blog. And boy howdy! do I have a lot to blog about. This will be a picture heavy/text light post, as I'm working on business plan and store location stuff and I'm way behind on my Choral Project donations for The Affair of the Art.
Dulaan Knit In Photos
Celia and Marge.
After we left Janine's, Joy, Jewel and I returned to Lolly's to knit and sip a bit more. Lolly's darling hubby served us a touch of port and made us green tea. It was delightful. Joy finished the hat she cast on that evening.
Weekend Knitting and Quilting
I finished the body piece of Molly and picked up along the neck and fronts for the shaped collar. The instructions didn't call for wrapping stitches on the short rows, but after doing a couple rows I tinked back because the look without the wraps was too sloppy for my liking. I've got about 6 more rows on the collar and then it's just cuffs and the back edge and a bit of seaming. I won't have my model back until Saturday though. I also finished the right front of Plum Frost, but neglected to take a picture, since it looks just like the other front.
I cast on the Flower Basket Shawl last night while watching the Oscars and completed the first chart. So far so good. I expect this to progress quickly, since it's due for The Affair of the Art on the 13th. Fly, needles, fly! I still need to finish the baby booties and hat too.
I also cut out, pieced and assembled a quilt top for The Affair of the Art. The fabrics are all batiks. This pic was taken before assembly to test the layout of the blocks. I've named this quilt Rambling Stream since all the little dragonflies and butterflies remind me of the creek down the road from where I grew up.
First off, belated thanks to Kirsten for RAOKing me with Valentine Conversation Hearts. My apologies for my dopiness in acknowledging your gift. It was greatly appreciated.
And thank you too to my secret pal, Petunia Flowerpot (as the return address read) for the lovely gift of Himalayan Yarn Co. Wool/Recycled Silk in a beautiful red violet color with multicolored flecks and Tea Forte silken tea infusers. I love ginger tea and I can't wait to try this. Thank you so much!