Each little quilt (6"x8") represents something that happened that month.
This is the November one -
It is a piece of my hand dyed fabric with snowflakes that are peyote stitched beads, plus a small hammered wire swirl. I made a lot of jewelry in November.
For the December one I tried a new-to-me technique from a Craftsy class (Playing with Curves with Ann Petersen). I took a couple of Craftsy classes this month, and learned some wonderful new things.
Now I have to decide what I want to make with these quilts.
I originally thought I would join them into a book,
but I also like the idea of joining them together into a wallhanging. I might just leave them as a pile on the shelf, at least for now.
I tried another new-to-me technique this week, double knitting -
You knit/purl the front and back stitches in pairs, and reverse the colours to create the two sided, reversible pattern.
The finished piece is supposed to be a head band, but when I washed it, to block it, it grew so wide! I have had this problem with Paton Classic Wool before - it tends to get short and wide, I should have known. I am going to try to felt it a bit in a regular load of laundry, maybe it will become something useable.
The pattern was lovely to knit and I am going to try it again later with some hand spun wool.
The pattern is the Duvino head band, from the Craftsy Class Adventures in Double-Knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn.
There was a fabulous Craftsy sale for Thanksgiving and I bought a few classes that I had been interested in for a while, just waiting for a good sale. I am trying to ration them out over the next little while. The Playing with Curves and Adventures in Double Knitting were wonderful!
I am adding this picture to show what -30C (-40C windchill) temperatures can do - a water main break, causing havoc with traffic.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!♥