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I have a song stuck in my brain...

Posted on 2007.06.11 at 17:47
It's Poe's Nevermore. To the tune of "Deck the Halls". I'm sure Poe have never sounded so cheerful before...

That aside, here's a post I've been working on for some time...

Apparently I have no idea what I want to do right now. I seem to have left the embroidery phase behind and gone via quilting back to knitting. I do think it is at least partially because I have a serious lack of materials. Or, more precisely, lack of materials I *want* to use. I have loads of stuff, but it all needs something extra in order to become something I like. This "extra" might be additional fabric, more space, or more than I own of one colour embroidery floss. And right now I can't get this stuff.

So I went back to knitting and am currently working away on what was my "computer project", the left-over blanket no. II. Stash-busting spree, yay! I wondered a bit when I started this blanket if I would have enough yarns, or if I would have to get more somehow. Since I found two grocery bags worth of various acrylic/mystery yarns, I think there will be enough... And that is just the blue/green/neutrals ones, mind you. There is probably just as much left in the purple/red/burgundy scale...

I will probably keep going with the quilts, I have decided on the hexagons and I also have an idea for a quilt with embroideries on. And in preparation for an upcoming train journey I put together a little crochet project. So I suppose there will be varied activity.

Ok, who am I kidding? I cannot sit still and do nothing. There will be crafting, I just have no idea exactly what I'm going to do.

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I started the post ages ago and never got around to posting. By now, there have been changes. The only constant thing around here is change...

I'm working on the left-overs blanket, only a few more pieces to go before it's finished.

I have cut and placed out all the pieces for a quilt top in shades of white. The colour choice here might need an explanation, since it's soo not me: I found five ickly ixties/seventies polyester dresses, all in shades of white, in the bottom of the inherited rag stash. And I got an idea... so four days later I had 228 squares cut out and placed in a neat diagonal pattern on an old bedsheet to be sewn together as time permits. Am planning to piece the back of this too; I have more ickly polyester dresses in pastels, and some left over from the white. I have no idea of what pattern it will be, but something simple... Yay, more stashbusting!

The hexagons are slowly coming along; I want to stick with the original idea I had, with no more than four pieces of the same fabric. But that means it will have to be a long-term project, since I didn't have quite enough different fabrics. I suspect there will be a log-cabin quilt in the same fabrics, so I can get rid of them. We'll see...

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