Yarn Along: Happy Knitting


I have knitting progress to report this week! Yesterday, my friend K.C. breezed through Virginia on her way from Texas to Massachusetts. She stopped to sit a spell in my sewing room. After months of saying, "I wish you were here to knit (or sew) with me," she actually was here. I showed her fabric and patterns and told her all about my lofty sewing dreams. We talked sewing machines and ruffler feet. Our children played and played and played.

And she helped me past my knitting slump. No, I think she picked me up and lifted me over it. See that button band on the yellow sweater? I picked up stitches. K.C. show me how to do it and then watched me all the way up the band. And, she offered some very helpful tips on posture that seem to have decreased the hand cramps to almost nothing. Happy, happy knitting afternoon.

I'm reading all these quilt books, following suggestions here (not too late to enter that giveaway--winner this afternoon). All of them:

First Time Quiltmaking

Seams to Me (good tutorial on binding)

Fresh Fabric Treats


The Practical Guide to Patchwork

I'm reading every tip and every instruction. And I'm about to commit to actually quilting. But that's a sewing post and not a knitting one, so I'll just leave you with progress on my red scarf-that's-becoming-shawl (gauge issue) and a yellow sweater that might just be wearable by next week.

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