First of all, I want to let you know that the staff of 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine have just announced their new crazy quilt calendar contest for 2017!! I know, it seems early, but we want you to have lots of time to create your entries. This year the theme is 'Musicals' which leaves lots of room for creative interpretation. I'm the lucky one to get to see your entries first (yay!!) and I can't wait.
Here are the guidelines...
And here is a list of possibilities you
might like to consider as jumping off points
for your creations (of course there are many
more out there - these are just a few suggestions)...
Today I will give you a little break from the seam treatment series and show you a piece of knitting I just finished. This is a wee blankie for our expected grandbaby who is due to arrive around the first of September.
The pattern is a free one found on the Bernat site called 'Softee Baby Knit Baby Blanket'
Pattern can be found HERE.
As a wee note (mainly to myself for future makings of this pattern)...I think I would add perhaps add a few more rows between the 'pattern' rows. As the pattern is written it calls for 5 rows with the 6th row being the pattern and I'd like to widen that a little.
Today the quote is from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee...."Sometimes people come up to me when I am knitting and they say things like, "Oh, I wish I could knit, but I'm just not the kind of person who can sit and waste time like that." How can knitting be wasting time? First, I never just knit; I knit and think, knit and listen, knit and watch. Second, you aren't wasting time if you get a useful or beautiful object at the end of it. I will remember that not everyone understands. I will resist the urge to ask others what they do when they watch TV"