Leo’s Mane Sew Along

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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Miscellaneous hand stitching

We’ve had a busy week with family, so there hasn’t been a lot of actual sewing done. The knitting needles have been busy since I can do that while talking and not needing a lot of light. On the hand stitching front, there is another corner unit done for the compasses. And a big accomplishment has been finishing the binding on Friendship Chain. I normally do 2 1/2 inch strips folded in half for bindings which I then finish by machine. But this quilt needed a much narrower binding since I didn’t want to cut off any of the many points around the edge. And a narrow binding means hand stitching. I’m alternating between 2 different knitting projects. A pair of socks - one is finished and the second sock is started- 
and a shawl which I just started last night. 

My requested Christmas gift was a set of interchangeable circular knitting needles and the cords. This shawl is the first project I’m doing with them. I also treated myself to an order of new yarn which has yet to arrive. Three different sock weight yarns and some worsted weight yarn for a new sweater. All were on sale for really good prices. For the sweater it’s Malabrigo Rios which is a yarn I’ve used a few times before and really like. It’s this colour here - A really pretty combination of purples and pinks. I’m looking forward to it arriving. I noticed in the last couple of months working so intensely on hand stitching projects that I was missing knitting. So I’m fitting time for that into my days now. I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and then it’s back to the knitting needles.








5 comments:

  1. Where do you like to buy your yarn? ( Knitting is so relaxing.) And I love all your quilting projects, too.

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  2. Nice sock. The purple yarn is lovely. Congrats on your finish.

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  3. Great knitting projects. (And a cute little pouch to keep your sock knitting in!). I am still working on a Christmas gift. Should be done tomorrow. Hand stitching being done now. Your friendship chain quilt is gorgeous!

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  4. Love the Friendship Chain finish! It's good to see that you're getting some knitting done again... Looking forward to seeing the shawl finish - and that fantastic purple sweater!

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  5. The Friendship Chain is so fun. Did you make it for someone special or do you get to keep it? The Compass quilt is very ambitious. It's looking beautiful.

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