Which means I get to do "whatever I want."
KnittingHere is what I have underway right now. First, the "My Year in Temperatures" scarf. This is really turning out to be fun. I use the Weather Underground "History" page for my zip code to determine the low, mean, and high temps each day. I chose a color of yarn for each five-degree range of temperature difference. Nearing the end of one month of knitting three rows each day, it's easy to see how widely the temperature swings in Colorado!
Notice that new row of hot pink? The low yesterday was -3F! As we enter February, I'm hoping for some more green-into-yellow rows.
With the advent of the new season of Downton Abbey, I'm back to knitting Hats for Sailors. Hats are the perfect project to knit while watching TV, or listening to the "Outlander" series on Audible. Thus far, I've knit three Hats for Sailors, one for me and one for Elder son. I guess I might be knitting 52 Hats in 52 Weeks this year! Details on Ravelry -- my Ravelry name is (surprise!) Aunt Marti
Leaders and EndersMy current "Leaders and Enders" project is the "Cathedral Square Quilt" from Lee at Freshly Pieced. The sample is made from Denyse Schmidt fabrics and I have an (cough) extensive collection of DS fabric, so -- that's what I'm using also!
That's only four of the 4-patch blocks I've finished. I have most of the 39 required 4-patches sewn, just not yet pressed. It's amazing how fast things go together when they are the leaders and enders! The next step requires Flying Geese (yuck), but since I've discovered the Bloc Loc Flying Geese ruler and the "no waste" method of Flying Geese, I don't hate making them as much as I used to.
Quilt WIPThis is my "when I have time" project:
It's "Metro Hoops" made with Jenny's Quick Curve Ruler. I started it back in November! I have all the grey blocks made and trimmed, and I've sewn all the curved pieces on the white blocks. This is my "reward" project, when I have everything on the list completed, I get to work on this one!
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Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
Be sure to mark your calendar for the first UFO Parade of 2014, on Saturday, February 1st!
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