So far this year a whole lot of fabric (and yarn, but I'll get to that) purchasing (see above stack of Greenfield Hill) has been going on, but not a whole lot of actual sewing. Not a lot for me, anyways. After my big post first trimester energy spurt, I developed a minor yet irritating pregnancy side effect that has forced me to spend as much time as possible off my feet. Not bed rest - just household duties, errands and chasing Lucy are taking up most of my allotted "standing" hours and not leaving too much to quilting. I'm sort of wiped out at the end of the day anyways, so sewing after bedtime has lost it's normal appeal lately.
I have managed to work a little bit on a flying geese baby quilt for a special little boy who will be here in April, but other than that, all my crafty time has been devoted to knitting.
My love of knitting has been slowly increasing over the last two years as I've been skill-building, and the last few months I've developed big-time knitting fever. I finished a cardigan the other day, so hopefully I'll be able to show it to you this week.
I've been adding to the yarn stash, first with a little Wollmeise I was turned onto by my friend Chris. I haven't found a project for these gorgeous skeins yet, but they are absolutely lovely with deep color saturation. If you haven't heard of Wollmeise before, they're extremely sought-after and can go for crazy prices. As far as I know, there is no retailer in the US.
But my big yarn indulgence right now is with the gorgeous bases and colors of madelinetosh. The owner of my LYS refers to my syndrome as 'madtosh' disease, and man, I have it bad. After knitting my last sweater with it, I just can't get enough. I even joined the Magnolia Society sweater club, which will ship me enough yarn over the next six months for three whole sweaters!
Right now I'm working on another cowl in tosh merino dk in the Black Velvet colorway. Yum! This pattern is called the Eternity Scarf.
I've also started another sweater, this time Sedum by Jane Richmond. I'm knitting this one up in squishy-soft Tosh Bulky, in the soft Thyme color way. It's seed stitch so it's a little time consuming, but I hope the effort will be rewarded.
And don't worry, I've got lots of baby projects all ready to cast on too for our new little girl!
By the way, if you're on Ravelry, you can find me here.
Don't forget, all you Single Girls, today Nova will be leading us all through step three of the Single Girl Quilt-along. Nova makes sewing curves a breeze! I'm off now to do a little work on my own Single Girl quilt so I hope you all have a fantastic Monday!