Sunday, February 10, 2013


Last week I found two skeins of Noro Chirimen hidden away in my attic. I think I bought them the first time I went to the yarn expo. I had used Noro this past Christmas to knit Heather and Amanda the Gap-tastic cowl, so when I found this yarn I knew what I wanted to make. Abbie has been asking me to make something for her and the bright colors and loose fit make it perfect for her. This project worked up quickly and was very easy. I've already started another one.

Monday, February 4, 2013


This year I promised myself I would concentrate on finishing things I've already started and projects on my to-do list.  I have been wanting to complete this quilt for years.
I can't remember when I started it, but I do remember working on it and then starting another one to go with it. I had a huge collection of homespuns and I wanted to use them up.
I finished this quilt top this weekend.

I also found 18 blocks for this quilt. As long as I was working with the homespuns I decided to finish this one also. I made the last two blocks and I had a second quilt finished.

Finally I found these blocks also made with homespun. I think I was trying to make a "series" of quilts using this fabric. I did not work on this one instead I put it back in the bin for another time.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Stash busters pt.2

I searched through the many boxes and cartons of yarn looking for cotton yarn. I found quite a few skeins of Sugar 'n Cream in many colors. I spent hours on the internet looking for ideas and ways to use it but all I could find was wash clothes and hats. Okay, wash clothes it is. I am going to keep crocheting them until I run out of yarn. I can donate them to our next service project.