All this to say, my good intentions of finishing off the last few BOM blocks and blogging about my ideas for 12 in 2014 UFOs -- didn't happen.
KnittingI did, however, finish the first "Hats for Sailors" hat of 2014.
I finished it last night while watching the first episode of Downton Abbey Season 4. The yarn is Millamia, 100% Merino washable wool. The Ravelry group Hats for Sailors is doing a knitalong of Graham this month It's a free pattern, so if you're a knitter, please consider joining us and knitting a hat for a US Sailor.
12 in 2014 UFO Challenge52 Quilts "Finish 12 in 2014" challengers are busily working away on their #7 UFO. For myself, rather than working on a random UFO, I set myself a different challenge. Remember all those Blocks of the Month I worked on last year? The first Monday of each month was "BOMs-Away" day. And I kept up pretty well (except for that wicked 3D BOM by Jackie Robinson. What a killer!)
This photo is from September. It's too dark to photograph in my sewing room right now, but I swear all except the 3D Sampler are up to date!
I have all those BOM blocks completed, but not sewn together into quilt tops. let alone quilted and bound! SO I've decided my personal challenge this year will be to complete one BOM quilt each month! First up is my favorite, the 2012 Designer Mystery Challenge quilt:
I added some blocks to make the quilt larger. The quilt is blogged here. I love Bonnie and Camille's fabric!
Something Completely Different
Just for fun, let's play a little guessing game. There may be prizes (you know how I love to send things to 52 Quilts followers!)
What project do you think I have in mind for this collection of Cascade 220 yarn?
First correct guess gets the prize -- no, I don't know what it will be. Maybe a handful of my going-to-grey hair?