Monday, March 28, 2016
Life in the jungle
Those little snowball blocks up there are slowing me down as well. I started out sewing them on the machine, but they were pulling and bunching up at the seams, so I tried a few by hand and I was really pleased with how they turned out. I highly recommend gathering your supplies in a little basket and hand piecing out in the spring air and sunshine.
In case you want to make some, here's what I'm doing.
From an assortment of dark/medium and light squares cut some 3" blocks
Now cut 1 3/8" blocks, 4 of the same color (light or dark) I know it makes my eyeballs hurt just typing that number, never mind cutting them to that size.
Place 4 matching tiny light blocks on the corners of a 3" dark/medium block
Place 4 matching tiny dark/medium blocks on the corners of the 3" light blocks.
Here's a tutorial on how to sew them.
I didn't mark my little squares first before sewing. Instead, I folded them in half diagonally and pressed across the fold with my fingernail. This leaves a faint press line that you can follow when sewing.
Arrange the finished blocks alternating light corners against dark corners (I have 4 sewn together in the bottom right side of the picture)
I have no idea what I'm going to make. I feel like if I give this project a name or commit to a specific size, it will spoil the magic of making them.
The yarn is from Quince & Co. I've been wanting to try out the color Carrie's Yellow, and finally went ahead and ordered some. When it won't get out of your head, you might as well give in to it.
I'm thinking maybe a very long 1x1 rib scarf to go with all those neutrals hanging in my closet. A simple scarf from beautiful yarn.
Here's a few links of things I've been into this last week, in case your bored:
"Cooked" on Netflicks
"In Defense of Food" on PBS
This U-Tube video is a typical day at my house, but replace the cat with a small dog and me saying "All I want to do is crochet" EDIT: Looks like the video was removed. Too bad, it was funny!
I bought this pattern, and this one, and this one too. Haven't made any of them yet.
I REALLY want to go to Squam for my birthday in September. Anyone going???
The jungle grows.