This month has been weird for me. I have kind of had a craft / art funk, and those really throw my brain off track. I don't know why this is happening. BFJ thinks this is the cloudiest January we've had in many years, so maybe that has something to do with it. If you don't live around here, you might be surprised to know that Colorado ranks pretty high with days of sun per year. This day has been no exception with the ups and downs including this minor set-back... My head is jammed up lately with knitting thoughts, so I thought I should give quilting a go. And as someone recently pointed out, this is a quilt blog.
Yesterday, I finally figured out where I had left a quilt pattern I wanted to try, and I got to work on it. This afternoon, I finished all the blocks! Or so I thought. Somehow, I had left out two fabrics, and it's one of those patterns where you stack and cut them all at the same time, and then shuffle some of the stacks. So my other two fabrics are on their own - and they're both red. And the fabric line is from 2008. Actually, I do have some yardage, and I think I'll be able to make it work. But just like most things today, it did not go as planned.
Here are my blocks hanging by the stairs, waiting for me to realize that they aren't all there. I know, you can't really tell what they are. Just as I was going to find a better angle, I noticed that blocks were missing, and that ended the photo session. I will post another picture when I get time; I was planning to ask how you all think I should set them, as I didn't really like the sashing in the original.
But the day ends on a high point! My friend Thimbleanna saved it with a very lovely note. She test-knitted my sock pattern, and her socks turned out so cute! She blogged them and has lots of great pictures. Hurray for test-knitters; Anna found some mistakes in the pattern and gave me great feedback. The best thing about this situation, though, was visiting with her on the phone! Her blog is one of my favorites, no matter what she's writing about. Thanks Anna!!