Sunday, April 28, 2019

One Done; Two New

It's been a weird weekend. Snow on Saturday, but then a glorious walk on dry sidewalks with my friend Denise today -- didn't even need a sweater. Crazy! At least we didn't have to cancel dinner out with my Mom Saturday. She took us to a very nice Italian restaurant.

As promised, here is my finished quilt:
So, what I don't like about it is that it is largely based on commercial fabrics: the rooster, the eggs, the words. It was fun to make, but I don't get the kind of satisfaction that I would from something that was more original. 
The next quilt is already under way. This time, I decided to force myself to work with a different set of colors.
And do you know what this is? I bet many of you recognized it right away. It is a sprouting Hitchhiker. I didn't think much of the pattern until a saw a few of you do it with gradient yarn. Now I'm a fan. As you can see, I am doing the Line 6 variation (yo, k2tog) to spice it up a bit. 
It is going to go through quite a dramatic color change before I am finished. That should keep it interesting.

31 more days of school. Not that I'm counting.

14 comments:

  1. Two new fun projects! You'll be happy with the eyelet lace in the Hitchhiker. The gradient yarn is beautiful.

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  2. That yarn is going to make a BEAUTIFUL hitchhiker. I'm not a wearer of shawls very much, but I like the drape of hitchhiker. Happy knitting.

    The "egg" quilt is quite unique and so modern. I love it!

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  3. The gradient makes all the difference with Hitchiker! Have fun knitting it!

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  4. Isn't it interesting how we all tend to work with certain colors? Congrats on trying some new ones, and thanks for the reminder to do that, too! Love the egg quilt! And thanks for yet another reason to try that Hitchhiker pattern!

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  5. Your shawl looks interesting with the lacy edge. Cx

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  6. I am amazed that you found that many different egg themed fabrics. They may be commercial but the way you put them together is certainly creative. I can't wait to see what you do with the new one. Those colors are beautiful together.

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  7. I certainly have a "preferred" color palette (for everything ... from my closet to my colored pencil drawings to my garden to any fiber project!). It's fun to break out of that every once in awhile, but super hard to do, too. We had that crazy snow-on-Saturday, sunshine-on-Sunday thing this weekend, too. I have never gardened with snow on the ground before -- but I did on Sunday (before it melted). XO

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  8. Yes our weather was wacky!!! I recognized your HITCH. I love it. Hope your Passover was good. I am so sorry for all my Jewish friends who suffered watching the shooting news .......I love my Jewish friends dearly. My heart aches for you

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  9. Beautiful finished quilt and also the new one!
    The hitchhiker will be pretty in that yarn-have fun with it!

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  10. Oooh! Love that gradient yarn! I've knit many a Hitchhiker but never with a gradient. That must change, and soon!

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  11. That is a beautiful blue yarn. I can't wait to see the finished 'hitchhiker'.

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  12. your hitchhiker is glorious! I like the quilt but I can understand how you feel about it as well.

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  13. Very interesting pretty quilts. I like the looks of that new piece of crazy-quilt piecing. I'll be waiting to see how it progresses. A hitchhiker is a good knit for the crazy busy end of a school year. I bet you are making a big difference in the lives of high school students. Hang in there.

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  14. Adorable quilt! And the shawl is going to be beautiful!

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