I’m back from my whirlwind trip to Canada and am settling back into a routine. I managed to complete a few projects, even with the travel. While in Canada, I got the knitting bug out of my system and made a new scarf.
It is made with chunky yarn and big needles in garter stitch, so it was a pretty quick project. It matches my new coat too.
I originally started the scarf wider, and when I realized that I really didn’t want it that wide, I didn’t want to take out what I had done already. I couldn’t decide what to do until my mom suggested that it would be a good doll blanket for G2’s new baby. Perfect! I did a few more rows and cast off to make a doll blanket just the right size for my newly-turned three year old. (Also, I can count another project for January, so that’s good, too.)
While in Canada, I stayed at my parents’ home. They just happen to live across the street from one of the largest fabric stores in the county, so you know I had to go. I picked up some fabrics to make quilts for my boys. My New Years’ Resolution is to make quilts this year for each of my children. If I get the tops done in Korea, I can finish them in Canada on my nice sewing machine. Here is what I got for my boys:
It is some pre-cut squares in a range of blues and greens with some brown, black and gold thrown in. I also bought some yardage to add to the squares. I am planning on doing scrappy light/dark half – square triangle blocks and doing two different layouts for the two boys. I am excited about it, but I am not letting myself start until I get more done on the other quilts I have started. I made a schedule to show how much I have to do each month to get them all done by May. Hopefully I can, it may depend on if G2 cooperates during sewing time. Fingers crossed!