The show seemed smaller this year (fewer quilts? fewer vendors?) but it was fun to browse with my friend C. I bought nothing, but got a review on the Frixion marking pens that made me cautious...and enjoyed the free coffee and goodies... and won a door prize (!) which included a gift certificate to a LQS that sells particularly wonderful threads...
But before we went gallivanting I spent the morning with P's quilt -- did the 'ditching' (per Ann Petersen) and began the diamond quilting portion, using my fast-disappearing marking pen to mark only the centre of each side of the diamond, and working out how to do it (as far as possible) in a continuous line.
|Connect the corner to the centre dot to the corner again...|
I'm going down one side of each diamond...and will eventually go back up the other!
On the knitting front, more finishes. First, cousin D's socks, ready for the laundry:
|Regia 4 Fatig - Strato Color|
And... his wife A's Seyfert Cowl, which is being cast off:
It seems to me a bit shorter than the one in the pattern photo, but no problem. Cousin A is undoubtedly shorter than the pattern's model, too!
And so it goes. I think I'm on track to finish P's quilt by June 21...Wish me luck!
Hooking in to the last vestiges of Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday...check it out!
I hope the bits and pieces I am hearing about the Frixion pens isn't all bad. If I understand it right, you want to be able to wash it out eventually, right? In other words, don't use it on a project that won't be machine washable. Something about the chemicals might make the fabric deteriorate?
I haven't used it much and I love using the pen! What have you found out?
I envy your knitting skills! I am a crocheter myself and just made my first jacket, even though I have crocheted simple things for years!
I am hear because of Nina's Friday event too. :) Thanks for sharing!
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