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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Holiday Progress

I spent a great deal of the holiday time working on the shawl. The main body is finished and ready for the edgings
The night before we came home, I finished knitting the border. There is one spot where I dropped two stitches and will try to tie them in. Hopefully it works. I've never had to purl 15 together before and somehow on one of the shells I lost 2 of the 15.


This is the sewing machine that I learned to sew on. I did some stitching for Dad then tried to get some work done on steps 1 and 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery. At first the machine didn't seem to like the thinner thread but changing a needle seemed to solve the problem. The next day even the new needle wasn't helping so eventually I put a regular spool of thread on the machine. That did work better and I got the rest of step 2 stitched.




This weekend I've had lots of fun stitching on my regular machine. All of steps 3 & 4 are finished. Now to start cutting lots of neutral triangles for step 5. I really like an alternate arrangement I saw of the top so will need to play with the arrangement once the bits and pieces are all made.

 
Linking up with Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice page

2 comments:

  1. Looks like you have a great start! It is totally worth the effort. I have enjoyed looking at your Blog.

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    1. Thank you. I finished my knitting project so plan to get back to the quilting. I'm looking forward to getting this one done. The pictures I've seen look really nice.

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