Leo’s Mane Sew Along

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Saturday, 16 February 2019

Slow Stitching in yellow and purple and blue

I’m doing a little bit of stitching in this month’s colour for the Rainbow scrap Challenge which is yellows. I seem to have quite a lot of that colour although if you had asked me I would have said it isn’t a colour I have a lot of. Who knew? That’s one good thing about this challenge, it gets a quilter motivated to go scrap digging. And in using up yellows I’m also using up a piece of yellow’s complimentary colour which is purple. By the end of the year I’m hoping to have a quilt with all the colours evenly distributed. How it will look is another matter entirely, but I’ll figure that our later.

 I seem to be in the middle of a knitting binge in the last month or two. I finished a shawl on Thursday and even got all the ends sewn in and the shawl blocked. It’s dry now. This is a close up of the end of it. It’s a pattern called Teacup Shawl.It’s made from a double knit yarn, so it is lovely and thick and soft and warm. I’m also working on a couple of sweaters. One of them has a lovely cable design going down the back and also will be on the sleeves. 
This one is a thick and warm worsted weight. It’s a pattern called Bloomsbury Sweater. I haven’t got a recent picture of the other one.
I’m going to link up to the Rainbow Scrappy Saturday today and Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching. tomorrow.


  1. Lots of colours at your house! The. Cable sweater is lovely

  2. I love your yellow EPP blocks. I might have to start my own tomorrow.

  3. Beautiful knitting and stitching! You are so inspiring.

  4. Oh such lovely knitting! The shawl is gorgeous and cables are like the feathers in quilting always loved!

  5. I love the fact that you are using YELLOW scraps for the RSC (along with its complementary purple!) I don't normally think that way, by it is sure to make a beautiful quilt.

  6. I'm glad to see that you're still getting some knitting done - and such beautiful projects!

  7. Love your projects. I tagged the Bloomsbury over on Ravelry into my 'favs'. It's really nice.


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