Some of you may remember that almost a year ago I posted about a Carpenter's Star medallion piece I was assembling from a kit I'd won as a door prize some years ago. Fairly small, as these things, go (48" square without all the added borders), I was making it as a test piece for a larger version for which I've been commissioned.
I'm glad I practiced! Actually, though, it's pretty easy if you follow the chart provided by the designer (Debbie Maddy of Calico Carriage). I've only reversed a couple of the pieces, necessitating a 'do-over'.
The medallion itself consists of eight rows of blocks. On Monday, I finished sewing the first four rows, which I'd pieced together a few months ago:
|It's wider than my design wall and as deep!|
|This end up!|
Today I'm working on the bottom four rows, which have their own label:
|Top half of the bottom half...|
In between, I finished a baby blanket for a wee one who's arrival is now past due...This morning, I washed it and here it lies on towels on the spare room floor, blocking and drying:
|Pattern: "Saurey" from Berroco Yarns|
Yarn: Katia "Pisco" - Aran weight,
|Pattern: "Isabella D'Este" by Jayme Stahl|
from Clara Parkes' Knitter's Book of Socks
Yarn: Diamond Luxury Collection "Foot Loose",
super-wash, extra-fine merino wool, nylon
in colour #6307 - Grey (discontinued)
|ONline Supersocke 4-fach|
NEON Color, #01721
Super-wash wool, nylon
A reminder for the knitters among you, Gentle Readers: the deadline to enter "Celebrate the Yarn Harlot" draw for one of three selections of lace-weight yarn is midnight, January 31, in whatever time zone you are. I will make a random-number-generated draw after I awaken on Sunday, February 1. To enter, read the instructions on THIS BLOG POST. :-)
And now to connect to WIP Wednesday over at TNTN, and get back to the sewdio!