Friday, September 6, 2013

Knitting and Stitching

I have been very lucky to be part of a knitting group that meets every month. They have inspired me to take up my knitting after years of neglect. I have loved the company of these diverse and creative women and also the feeling of having wool, once again, wound around my fingers.
This week I finished making a jumper out of Amy Butler cotton, blended with wool.

 I love the lacy waistband. 

After lying around for months, I finally pinned and quilted this triangle quilt.
It is the first, but I think not the last, attempt I will make with triangles.
It was surprisingly easy to make.

I added a few more strips to the backing for my husband's recycled shirt quilt.
And I gave away this little Apples quilt to my colleague's baby, Ruby Rose.
It used to be so hard to part with any of my quilts but now I find I can let go so much more easily.
I guess, after making at least 50 plus quilts, you learn to let go.
The smile on the recipient is worth it.

2 comments:

  1. Your knitted jumper looks amazing and the lacy waistband is perfect. Is it for you? I'm sure you'll get lots of wear out of it, but maybe you have to wait till next winter??? I've never made a triangle quilt either but if you say it's not a big deal, I might give it a try. And I'm sure your colleague was very happy to get such a lovely quilt for her baby.

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  2. Oh your knitting is lovely! We call this a sweater and I do have a sweater addiction!

    Your shirt quilt's back looks like another quilt.

    I love the triangle quilt! It inspires me to get going! I have the fabric ready to try one!

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