Monday, May 14, 2012

Finishes

Hello!

I have a lot to share this week! Over the weekend, I finished a small knitting project and more bee blocks.

Back in February, Rachel encouraged me to knit a dishcloth. For some reason, I skipped that particular rite of passage when I learned to knit, FIVE years ago. Wow, I just realized that's how long I've been knitting.

FO: First Ballband

I finally sat down to finish this little ballband washcloth over the weekend, and I love it! It's no secret that the Mason-Dixon pattern is a winner (it's been knit almost 8000 times on ravelry!).

I used KnitPicks Dishie cotton yarn, in Jay and Linen, about half a ball of each. I bought some additional colors of the yarn, so I expect to knit a few more of these.

FO: First Ballband

I just love the texture!

So, my other weekend progress was working on bee blocks for the month.

Wonky Bee: for Amanda

In the Wonky Bee this month, Amanda asked for 14" bear paw blocks, in her favorite colors. I was planning to just make the large portion a single print, but then Melissa upped the ante for all of us with her blocks. They were so fun to make! I've been working on organizing my stash, so I pulled a group of scraps to use.

Wonky Bee: for Amanda
Oooh, artsy.

Organizing - half yards

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been working on the stash, and I have all of my half-yards together and sorted by color now. This new storage unit was purchased at Target, and was a little smaller than I envisioned, but I think it will work well for the purpose.

Organizing the stash

I also have all yardage together now (in the four top left bins). I've still got some sorting to do, but my fabric is a lot more accessible now.

Elliott and I went to visit his parents this weekend, so later this week I'll share some new Oliver pictures, as well as a special wedding present I received. And, I might have wedding pictures in my possession!

10 comments:

  1. your bee blocks are super! seriously, you girls are throwning the gauntlet! i better get mine done! those easy blocks are turning into something else completely! i also love the texture of your dishcloths. very beautiful! and your fabric stash... it really could be bigger you know. keep binging! ;)

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  2. I love everything!! I have never knit a dishcloth either? Maybe I should make one like yours, it's perfect!!

    Great bee blocks and your new shelving is wonderful, too! We are in limbo right now -- we put in an offer on our first "home" and are waiting to hear back. In the meantime I am dreaming of my new sewing space -- I'll have 3 x's the space!! :)

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  3. Please, wedding pictures, please! Yes, I know you are waiting too. Sigh. ok, your wash cloth is perfection. PURRRRfection. Love it.

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  4. I love the colors in your dishcloth, I have wanted to make a ball band but I'm not sure I'm up to it yet. Your bear paw blocks are really awesome too, I love the scrappy look!

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  5. I've been wanting to knit one of those dishcloths myself and yours is inspiring me! Also, I love your fabric stash ... have fun with all your projects.

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  6. Don't tease us about the wedding pics-we want to see!! And I have to tell you I may have drooled a bit over your fabric stash. Just sayin...

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  7. I love your blog! so pretty! I have knit several of those dishcloths as wedding gifts in bright happy colors. Your's looks lovely - that blue is great. And thanks again for the Norah Gaughan (Lonestarknits)

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  8. I am SO excited to see your wedding photos!!! And I <3 my blocks so very much. :)

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  9. A Ballband!!! So glad we did that challenge (crap, don't we have another challenge to do a colorwork project this year?? add it to the list for fall!)! Your cloth looks great and I'm glad you enjoyed knitting it...watch out, they are addictive!

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  10. Man! I am really behind on commenting on your blog girlfriend! Sorry to clog up your inbox! ;)

    Those blocks turned out so cute! And I love your stash organizing, it's always so fun!

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