The relief of not continuing with the hand dyed quilt was extreme, to say the least. I celebrated by watching the last 12 episodes of season 7 of Gilmore Girls ... and now I have nothing left to watch during my lunch breaks. (Note to self - go and buy Veronica Mars). At Tuesday night's Stitch 'n' Bitch, I was asked what I was going to do with all that (admittedly skewiff) fabric. I replied I was going to bin it, but Caffeine Faerie spoke up and said I should put them in some sunnyboys. I suppose I might - it would help allay some of the $90 I wasted on that kit. So you know, coming soon and all that.
My Tour de France Alone-Along came to a bit of a standstill during the last week, but on Tuesday night I started again. Project finished in 85 minutes. I know, I couldn't believe it either.
Pattern: Could it Be Any Easier? Neck Cozy by Karen Deane
Yarn: Patons Shadow Tweed in colour 6909 (purple/lavender)
Hooks: 6.5 mm bamboo for staring chain, and 6 mm for the rest
Notes: How quick was that? 85 minutes? And that included sewing the vintage buttons on. This is for Patricia, who complained on the phone on Tuesday night of having a cold neck when she went to bed at night. It was sent to her yesterday in a care package, along with this:
Pattern: Anne by m.k carroll
Yarn: Te Awa Natural Wools 8 ply in claret.
Hook: 5.5 mm
Notes: Not the softest wool in the world, although it has a lot of bounce. I can't imagine getting this scarf too close to the skin, so it's definitely about the style more than the warmth. I made it as long as I am tall (175 cm) and it only used 104g of yarn. I have enough for another scarf.
This morning I finished nine project bags, including one custom order. I'll be making sunnyboy bags over the next couple of days, so there will be an update over at Buttontree Lane around about 9 pm on Friday night (tomorrow). Sound good?