Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Saturday 1 February 2020

Slow Sunday stitching and other things

I’ve been missing in action for the last couple of weeks. I had a flare up up my blocked common bile duct which required another ERCP procedure. Basically that means they put a tube down the throat and thread it into where the bile duct is and they clear out the blockage. Unfortunately, one of the side effects/risks of this procedure is that the pancreas, which opens in the same spot os the bile duct, can get irritated. If it gets irritated it does all sorts of nasty things. Well, mine got irritated and it was nasty and led to 4 days in hospital on IV fluids and IV anti nausea meds that didn’t really work. That was 2 weeks ago and I’m still feeling the effects of it in decreased energy levels. But it’s getting better.

At the beginning of the year I came across a design for a temperature tracker quilt that I really liked. I’ve been tempted by the concept for quite some time, but haven’t liked any of the variations of designs enough to actually do one. This design is found on the blog Canuck Quilter designs in her post Temperature Tracker Quilt. After I saw that I went shopping for fabrics and found a wonderful Kona Fat Quarter bundle at Mad About Patchwork called Aviatrix in Summer which had enough colours in it to be able to get a gradation for the temperature quilt. I started the quilt last week and have the first three weeks of January done. I’m planning on doing the rest of this first month of the year today.

My slow stitching has been knitting on a sweater. It’s a pattern called Flat White by Casapinka. There are so many of her designs that I really like. All that’s left to do is the sleeves and they will go fast since it is made using  one of my favourite yarns, worsted weight Malabrigo Rios. The purple is the colour Sabuduria and the colour work part is Sand. If I keep going on this sweater without getting distracted by something else it will be my second knitting finish of the year. I finished a long cowl earlier in January but don’t have pictures of it yet.

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Glad to hear you are home from the hospital. I will pray you will get all your strength back and feel good as new soon. Your sweater is quite lovely!

  2. Great projects, love that yarn!

  3. Sorry to hear you've been sick :-(. Glad you are on the mend. That temperature quilt is very fun! I started one once using a square of fabric to depict a main activity for the day! But, I only got as far as March and got so far behind I gave myself permission to get rid of that project for "someday" when I have time LOL. I like the design of this one!

  4. The last couple of weeks have been dreadful for you. You must be relieved you are now on the mend. LOVE your fair isle sweater. A gorgeous pattern and gorgeous colour. Hope you are feeling better as the week progresses.

  5. Cute idea to do a tempurature quilt! Your sweater is on the homestretch and looks wonderful


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