Friday night I was on a mission to finish up the nametag - I set about doing the actual finishing - I am gaining confidence with some simple finishing lately. However when it got to the trim - shoot - I didn't have anything at all that would cover up my messy edges. I really really needed to have this finished so I could wear it to our Stitch in Public event on Saturday morning at the local quilt shop.
So I happened to remember this gorgeous yarn I had that I thought might work out. I found it pretty quickly and while it looked pretty good color and texture wise it was too flimsy for edging. With necessity being the mother of invention - I tried fiddling around with it and ended up crocheting a chain and then tacking on the crocheted chain for the edge trim. VIOLA!!!!!!!!!
I rooted around in stash and found some BBD fabic that I thought looked pretty good and thus the nametag was complete.
Here is a shot of me wearing my newest knitted finish - the Eustacia cowl by Shibui. For any knitters out there it was made with 2 strands of Shibui Silk cloud held with one strand of the lucious Shibui Stacatto. There is a cardigan in my RAV que made with this same combination of yarns that I am really coveting. BTW - I attribute that double chin thing going on to the fact that I was looking down at the screen on the IPhone LOL
A lovely new start - Color Affection shawl - A wildly popular design that thousands on RAV have made. I have stayed away from this design because it was just agony trying to pick 3 colors that I thought complimented each other. I started with Madeline Tosh Well Water - the pinkish one is Dahlia and the tiny dark ball is Black Currant and this is MT sock. I had to reward myself with a new start since I had a finish.
Last weekend I attended the Olde Green Cupboard retreat which was held on Kingsley Lake at the Camp Blanding National Guard facility. Kingsley is a beautiful lake - it is actually very near the lake where my parents live. I spent many a happy day on Kingsley lake as a teenager.
Heres a shot of the main room where 180 quilters had 3 - 5 happy days sewing, laughing and also taking classes with two national teachers.
There were 7 of us there hooking. The sunsets on the lake were gorgeous and lots of people ran out every day to take photos and see the sun setting on another beautiful day.
I am hoping February will contain a flurry of finishes for me. I finished ANOTHER design yesterday but I will save it for a future post hoping that I can find a suitable trim for it and get the actual finishing done on it too. We are having wonderful cool weather here in NE FL - in the 30's at night which I just adore. Love to be able to wear my hand knits - it's also makes for perfect hooking and knitting weather.
Hope you are having a FABulous February so far - thanks for visiting my blog - I love each and every comment.