Posted by: Mare F | March 29, 2012

Of my beaten path.

I finished the Log Cabin Quilt afghan and began my shawl for the Red Heart KAL yesterday. I changed the pattern on the shawl after about 20 rows only because the yarn I chose from my stash for this project is a tweed and the pattern was lost in it. I will do another with a solid color so that the lovely pattern shows up. Now it’s just straight garter stitch until I get to the ruffle. It means that I can really watch TV while doing it now.

crocheted "quilt"

A good friend has lent me her drum carder and that is part of my plan for the upcoming weekend. I have a basket of clean fleece upstairs and I hope to get the two together, after a bit of reading since I’ve absolutely no idea what I’m doing, and see what comes of it. Since I managed to finally spin all of one of my balls of roving I’m excited to see what will come next. If this weekend’s work turns out to be usable, I will try dyeing this batch which will be another first. I am fairly certain that I won’t be able to hand card much once I figure that out just because my wrists just aren’t what they once were, but if I can master the drum carder life will be all the more interesting. Don’t you think?


  1. I remember starting a log cabin blanket ages ago but never finishing it. I’m not even sure where the pieces are; probably got lost last time I moved. It might be nice to start a new one, after seeing this. 🙂

    • I’ve had a few projects go that way. It can be frustrating or liberating…if it’s a pain. LOL. This was such an easy pattern and can use up small amounts of leftover yarn that I really think it will be a keeper in my little world.

  2. i have 3 things on the go as well as spinning Alpaca. I am a spacewoman with a bunch of UFO’s ( un finished projects )

    • I used my UFOs as an excuse for my evergrowing basket collection. LOL.

      • I have a wire shelf, so I bought some shower curtain
        hooks, and hang my baskets from the shelf with the shower hooks,. Works like a charm.

  3. I can tell that I am going to learn lots of wonderful things from you!

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