Saturday, May 20, 2006
Here are a few things I've finished lately. First, I've finished a quilt that's been moved from chair to table and back for months in my sewing room. I call it "Boxes of Ribbons" and it's about 85x89 inches. I love this pattern, which is loosely based on a Fons and Porter design. I may have to keep it for myself, as these colors are pretty bold for most people. Here's the back:
And here's a purse I knitted for my niece Maria, who recently turned 15:
The pattern is available free from KnitPicks.com. The pattern is called Chunky Cable Handbag and I knit mine on size 11 needles with two strands of worsted weight yarn. It knits up very quickly in a few hours.
And this isn't finished, but here's the hatbox quilt, coming along nicely. I have to decide if I'm going to add more borders (see the trial on the right side) and make a bed-sized quilt, or if I will finish it at its current size for the living room sofa.
Here are all the term papers and essays I finished grading this week. Whew! I've got a week or so off, and then I teach five weeks of summer school. You know what they say about idle hands.