Friday, July 29, 2011

Finished, or ready to finish?

The Flower Power Throw is finished. Or rather, I'm finished with the knitting, and I'm ready to finish the blanket.
All the ends are woven in.
And today, this fabric arrived:
I'm so happy - I think it will make a wonderful backing for the blanket. It's Anna Maria Horner flannel - the sundance stack, which I bought here. I'm contemplating cutting 36 squares, though I could just do 4 squares. Doing a big 6x6 grid gives some natural places to tie through the blanket.

At one time, I thought we'd use this fabric.
but this will be so much better. My sister Marilyn has been fantasizing about sewing, and passed on the Anna Maria Horner site -- I'm so glad she did.

Friday, July 15, 2011

What I'm doing now

I'm weaving in the ends on the Flower Power Throw.
Some progress made, but . . .
. . . lots left to do. 
At the same time,
I'm swatching the yarn I bought for a Whispy Cardigan.   It's lace-weight Louet variegated linen.  It used to be called Milan.  It's now sold as a weaving yarn.   The color I'm using is called granite.  The pattern calls for Malabrigo Lace, a nice soft wool.  Instead I'm using wiry linen.  Even though it's quite fine, it's hard to get this stiff yarn to knit down to the right gauge.  But, what I want is a neutral colored linen summer sweater.  I think, if I persist, this might be the one I want.