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True Love Shawl

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Recap:

This was my March CAL  (crochet-a-long).  I ran out of yarn so had to wait for my latest Wolle’s order to arrive.

Pattern:  True Love by Michelle DuNaier (available on Ravelry).

Yarn:  Wolle’s Marsala & Mocassin

Thoroughly enjoyed crocheting this.  I don’t wear shawls that often so really have no need to make another one but I will.  Between the pattern (excellent!) and the gorgeous yarn – it was a fun, relaxing project.  Perfect thing to work on at 4am waiting for the world to wake up.

tada!

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There is no SECOND SOCK SYNDROME here.

Finished last night before bed.  On his feet this morning.  Word is that they are VERY toasty.

Recap:

Vanilla Latte Socks from Virginia Rose-Jeanes (available on Ravelry).  2.5mm needle.

Yarn:  Opal Sweet & Spicy.  Purchased in a small village in Austria while on holiday.  I didn’t speak Austrian/German.  The store owner didn’t speak English.  Mr. W translated.  It is one of my favorite memories of the trip.

I’m still not crazy about sock knitting and I’m not sure I’ll ever do another pair but I did enjoy the process.  I now know I CAN do it if I want to.  Working with these small needles hurts my elbow and my neck.  And, I have to really concentrate.

 

Zentangle work

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I’m loving my Zentangling!  Trademarked doodling.  :)  I try to do it daily, in the evening after dinner.  It’s relaxing, meditative and fun.  Right now I’m doing it in a small sketch book.  Each tangle is done in a 3″ square.  Traditional Zentangle work is done on paper ’tiles’ – sort of like Artist’s Trading Cards.

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Approximately 60×60.

Fabrics from mid-90’s stash.  Lots of original Thimbleberries fabrics (ergo the ‘retro’ name).  Still love those fabrics.

Free motion quilted on my Janome.  Did freeform feathers in the beige areas, water-like movement in the dark.  Actually enjoyed about 80% of the quilting process.

Bamboo batting.  2″ binding.

Used a new (to me) binding technique by Patrick Lose.  You cut out the little triangle in the corner of the binding.  Worked like a charm.  Here’s the video:

 

 

This and that….

One sock finished for Mr. W – goal is to finish sock 2 by the end of April!  Pattern is “Vanilla Latte” which is available on Ravelry.  It’s been a very easy pattern to follow.

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Gorgeous quilted piece from my friend Karen for my birthday.  These pieces are 1/2″.  Absolutely amazing.  I can’t decide where to hang it.  I keep moving it from place to place trying to find the perfect spot!

 

 

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Seafolly bag and selection of wool from my friend Annette for my birthday.  Perfect color on the bag and can’t wait to use the wool!

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Artist’s Portfolio Bag

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A couple hats for Finn

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Quilt given to Nick (future husband of The Daughter)

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Afghan given to The Daughter

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Pillow made with the embroidered piece my friend Candy gave me (my new favorite saying!).  I used the cut-offs from my Hundertwasser-inspired chair.  I’ll use the pillow daily while meditating.

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