I finished this shawl this morning! I am also trying out my blocking blocks for the first time. The lace weight yarn dries very fast. There are definitely some flaws with this shawl, but the hand dyed Malabrigo yarn helps to hide them!
I have completely abandoned my sewing. I am too obsessed with knitting to even pick up the pieces of the quilt that I laid out on the study floor like a month ago. I took two days of classes at Vogue Knitting Live this weekend at the Times Square Marriott Hotel. I've done nothing today except knit this tiny piece of lace shawl that I've been working on what time completely absorbed with.
This is my haul from the knitting show this weekend.
This year it is all about using up the stash. I am making a commitment not to buy any new craft supplies, unless I have saved up for them, of course. Or I use my gift certificate that I got for Christmas from my parents to Brooklyn general. It's all about budgeting in 2013 for me. I have already started by making new placemats and a centerpiece for our dining room table. I made new throw pillows for the living room, and with the leftover fabric I made some placemats. I used leftover yarn from projects and made pom-poms and put them in a glass bowl for the centerpiece. It looks cute and I didn't spend any money. So I'm pretty happy about that.
I am also trying to use up my fabric stash. So this year I am committing to making a series of scrap quilts. I have started this one which I think is pretty cute from a book called Scrap Republic by Emily Cier. This is where I usually get stuck. I love cutting, and I love arranging all the colors, but then when it comes to the sewing, I get a little tired and stop working. But I can't leave it on the floor forever because Groucho will mess it all up. I will have to turn my attention to it once I am done with the placemats.
This is a Fall-themed table runner that I have been working on for a few weeks now. I am doing simple stitch in the ditch quilting and hope to put the binding on tomorrow. We are halfway through October as it is, so time is running out on Fall!