I finally finished knitting this scarf while watching the last episodes of “the Mentalist” last night. My daughter sent me the corn and cotton blend yarn for Christmas. I still need to block it and right now it is about 66″ long. I haven’t blocked any knitting for years so I don’t remember if it will lose length when the width gets pulled into shape.
My 2 friends came over to sew yesterday and while not talking and laughing (lots of laughing) I pieced the backing for my blue batik 16 patch quilt and got it loaded on the longarm. Maybe I’ll actually have a finish this month.
A couple nights ago I quilted this table runner with 12wt. variegated thread. It isn’t quite as wonky in shape as it looks here. The photographer (me) was not holding the camera straight over it. I have to choose binding now and I’m thinking probably red or orange and dotted since all of the fabrics have dots.
Yesterday was the day to take the gifts to our church sewing circle for packing. They will be blessed next Sunday and then delivered in time for the Christmas party next week. I had a little time in the morning to sit and sew these 8 blocks together for a table runner before I left.
The roads were pretty clean but the temperature was only in the teens yesterday. It was down to 0 by the time I went to bed. More snow is predicted Wednesday so I rescheduled my eye appointment in Chicago to January. Wednesday is supposed to be the coldest day this week and there in no sense in risking my son’s and my life for a 3 month check up. The black ice on the roads in these conditions is the worst problem. Now we just have to hope for good weather in the middle of January.
On the way home I stopped at Michael’s and bought four of the square boxes for my shelf unit. They were on sale for $5.39. I have already filled them with my ‘less than quarter yard’ pieces of batiks.
I did three more errands on the way home and hopefully will be able to stay home the rest of the really cold days this week.