I have actually started to make some progress on the hand-quilting for the rainbow quilt but right now I’m in a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. I don’t mind doing the quilting but honestly it’s kind of boring which makes motivating myself to do it hard. There have been a number of occasions where I haven’t even looked at it for days (or even a week or two at a time). So it’s taking forever not because the actual stitching takes ages but because if I have a spare 30 minutes in the evening before bed 9 times out of 10 I’ll pick up my knitting.
All that to say that I’m not going to share pictures of the rainbow quilt until it’s completed. Which should be soon! Instead I’ll share the progress on the Anna blanket and a new project – yay new project (add that to the list of reasons for the quilting delay!).
The Anna blanket is knitting up wonderfully. It’s a blanket that’s knit in several scarf-like sections that are sewn together at the end. I completed 2 of the 4 cable knit sections and then decided that I would double up the next section and knit the cable and honeycomb sections together to avoid some later sewing. It’s a great plan but it’s a little harder to keep the pattern for two sections in your head at the same time and I’ve fudged up a few rows and had to frog at least twice – on the plus side I’ve been getting great practice at using a crochet hook to drop stitches to fix a mistakes.
There is still a lot of work to go on this one. I’m planning on switching out the inner panel to make a more ornate cable pattern and depending on how big the final sections are when they’re all knit I might decide to add in a panel or two…..we’ll see.
The new project is a bulky knit neckwarmer. My first time attempting the beautiful herringbone stitch that I’ve had pinned forever. It is way easier than it looks. I’ve never worked with such chunky yarn before and it’s so much fun but it’s actually kind of hurting my hands a bit because the stitches are so tight. So I’ve been just doing a row here or there but it knits up so fast that it feels like great progress is being made.
That makes 3 projects started/finished out of the five projects I shared when I had too many ideas. Maybe I should share all my ideas if it helps to motivate me to get them done!