Sunday, September 23, 2012
Handmade by Heidi. I brought my machine over to my friend Taylor's place and worked on my Arrow baby boy quilt. I got the little arrows sewn together and the big arrows halfway sewn together. I'm going to try to finish the piecing this week and quilt it next weekend - we'll see if that's too ambitious!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
I just went and measured my gauge and did a back-of-the-envelope estimation (thank you Frontiers of Science) and my gauge is 24 sts/10cm. The recommended gauge is 22 sts/10 cm, so with 230 stitches around the middle, my sweater's circumference should be right at about 96cm, a.k.a. 37.75 in, so it should fit perfectly!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Vexillo by Berroco). The blankets are constructed by sewing together a series of 6"-wide garter stitch strips. I wanted to make sure my work turned out the correct width, but I didn't have my measuring tape with me, so I used my pro geometry skills to create a 6" square of printer paper to check. Unfortunately, as you can see in the photo, the strip is about an inch too wide. My gauge is way off, so I'm going to start over again with smaller needles. Luckily, it goes fast! What you see in the picture is less than an hour and a half of work - it took me half an hour and about two inches of knitting before I figured out how to slip the edge stitches the right way to get a nice selvedge edge for seaming.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Robert harvested the last of the basil on Saturday. Here's what the plants looked like - they were getting pretty sad-looking, but Robert picked every single last leaf and we had enough green leaves to make a good-sized batch of pesto, and then we tossed the purple leaves whole into our pesto and homemade pasta. Delicious!