Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WIP Wednesday: January Report

Three days left in January, and my "January Quilty To-Do List" is completely crossed-off!

Which means I get to do "whatever I want."


Here 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 Enders

My 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 WIP

This 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!

Grow Your Blog Giveaway

Have you entered the giveaway for the 'Grow Your Blog" hop? Click here to go to the post where you need to comment for a chance to win all 12 patterns from Sassafras Lane Designs.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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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  1. Really excited about 12 in 14. I really need to do 24 in 14, but we will see how it goes. Feeling pretty good so far.

  2. Colorado weather is making a really nice temperature scarf! I was wondering how those arcs you were working on last Saturday would come together. That is going to be a striking quilt!

  3. Being in Denver myself, I know exactly how varied the colors in your scarf will be! It's looking great so far!

  4. The scarf is coming along nicely. If I was knitting one for our weather here in Scotland, it would be wet ... very wet. Och well, that's why we have all that green in the summer! :o)

  5. Love the grey/orange hat. It must be fun watching the temps...the scarf is working well.

  6. I looked at the calendar and I have two more days to get my January UFO done - this month has not been kind to my quilting plans! However, I WILL get it done by then.

  7. I like that metro hoop, looking forward to seeing more than that!
    I finished my January UFO project a while ago and so with no idea which project will be next I decided to tackle my dangerously large ironing basket instead. I have cut it in half, discovered some items I forgot about (including some solid black fabric I didn't know was in there!), shoved all the winter clothes back into it for ironing when the weather cools down, and now I feel much better. Given its hot as Hades here in Adelaide this week I think that's another UFO for me out of the way of a non-quilty variety! I deliberately didn't iron the fabric as I know I'll definitely iron that later but wouldn't do the clothes!

  8. Thank you for the link to the cathedral window quilt pattern. I'd seen a pin of the picture on Pinterest, but it was a bad link, so I couldn't find my way to the pattern.


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