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Thursday, February 19, 2015

A social day........

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.

10 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nothing better than having company on a cold winter day - I have never blocked anything hope your scarf turns out how you want it to.

Gene Black said...

Interesting how we think differently about binding. I would choose a solid or maybe a stripe since all the fabrics have dots.

Needled Mom said...

I like that scarf! The color is wonderful.

Cute runner too. That will brighten up any table.

Nancy J said...

Your scarf, love the colour and pattern, one of my friends blocks with large T pins, another uses wires, and the wonky blocks, super bright and lovely too.

JJM said...

We too had to watch the final episode of the Mentalist. (*._,*)

Your scarf is lovely, I have heard of several cotton blends but not corn. I am going to 'google' it soon as I send this off.

Table runner just makes me smile, great array of dotted fabrics. Will look forward to seeing the binding on this one.

Happy to hear you had a fun day with friends. JJM

Charlotta said...

Love the table runner. I made a TAW quilt where all the fabrics had dots, including the backing and the binding. The only exception was one little square which was, of course, a zebra. He had stripes :)

Cathi said...

That is a great scarf! Love the colour and the pattern. If your weather is anywhere near as cold as ours, that scarf will be wonderful to have!

ES said...

Laughter is the best medicine!

SueR said...

I didn't realize you were also a knitter. Lovely scarf and gorgeous color. I've never heard of yarn with corn in it either, but I have a friend who has several bags of wool mixed with golden retriever that she intends to spin and knit!

Re blocking, the scarf doesn't have to get shorter, as long as you don't pull it to make it to wide. If you had a pattern, there might be dimensions given, and you block to those dimensions. By now (Feb 28), perhaps you've already blocked it!

SueR said...

Wait, I do too remember you were a knitter--I remember the dishcloths!