I am linking up at Kathy's for Slow Stitching Sunday (click on button in sidebar) with a little knitting. This is a seed stitch cowl, made from a pattern that is a knock off of a cowl sold at Gap.
Several times over the past few years I have proclaimed that "this is the year I will become a proficient knitter". I knit just well enough to get myself in trouble....and then sweet friend Diane has to rescue me. I don't like not being able to figure it out myself. So, when I saw this class offered at the local yarn shop, I figured it might be the answer......Fearless Knitting. I have completed my first lesson, done my homework, and the cowl is the skill building project. So far, so good.
Muriel, at Little Quilts, is in charge of the Lucy Boston group there. In response to the waste from all of those mutilated pieces of fabric that are the result of fussy cutting, she started making these tiny, adorable 2" finished bow tie blocks. Remember when I said that I couldn't believe I was using 1 1/2" blocks? Well, these babies use 1" and 1 1/2" blocks. This is the link for the tutorial just in case you are interested.
Once you start making them, they are irresistible. And, they make great Leaders and Enders. Waste not, want not, right??
Last night I stayed with Robert and Sara Ashley (can't call it babysitting any longer) while their parents went to an awards dinner and stayed overnight. Estes Landscape won an award for being one of the top 100 businesses owned by University of Georgia grads......and the only one from the College of Environmental Design. So thrilled for them.
It has been a lovely weekend.