Friday, September 17, 2010

Tiny tea leaves

In amongst the business of the last month (crazy school fundraisers , gala concerts, catching up with friends to discuss fabric finds and more) I sought a bit of refuge in knitting.  Knitting is such a perfect activity to do anywhere...even when walking along the streets of Redfern. The first step was finding some irresistable pear tree wool at A Coffee and a Yarn Newtown. 

Next was deciding the pattern....tiny tea leaves leapt out at me from many places so that wasn't a hard choice!  And then knitting here there & the car, at school, walking to work, on the train, at choir, in bed (but not advised in the shower!)  And here is the result.

I love it!  Right down to the 3 old green buttons Bronte chose for the front.  And so much so I have started the next one!  This time with some pinkish purplish yarn I must have come across when Bronte was younger...just as well I have another younger pink -loving child!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

The circle game....

block 1: circle game, originally uploaded by beeware70.
Here is the first block in Amitie's BOM "The Circle Game". I admit I haven't finished the Green Tea one & probably shouldn't be starting any more new projects especially quilts but... those Amitie quilts are irresistable!!
The handpiecing is fun too. I am way behind on the applique blocks in the green tea one- the Circle Game has lots of curved handpiecing which I rather enjoy.
I just need more time!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010