Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Couple Knitting Finishes

I finished off some knitting projects this week. Both patterns are from Martina Behm. Her patterns are so well written, and a joy to make. Both are made with my hand spun yarn.

This pattern is Heaven and Space. I used some yarn that I dyed and blend. About 50% silk (noils and mulberry) and 50% wool (Polwarth), plus a little silver Angelina for sparkle. What I really like about this scarf/asymmetrical shawl is that it is reversible. The stitch pattern that was easily memorized.

Fibre and yarn-

The pattern for the hat is Langfield. It had really interesting construction, and had some 'new-to-me' elements. Perfect for a long colour repeat yarn. The yarn was made from BFL fibre from SweetGeorgia Yarn - a March 2014 Fibre Club fibre called Spring Thaw.

Fibre and yarn -

I also managed to keep up with the Circa 2016 blocks this past week! We are almost finished, and now the quilt is on the header picture of the Temecula Quilt Blog - no surprise anymore. The free patterns for the quilt blocks will be taken down when the quilt along is finished, and the pattern will go for sale.

Since I know what we are making I decided on the fabric for the background and started the centre (the instructions for this was near the beginning of the quilt along).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, September 5, 2016

QAL Blocks and Vacation Photos

We came back from vacation last week, so I got caught up on quilt along blocks (the story of my summer!).

The Westering Women block for August. When I first saw this all I saw was templates, and lots of Y-seams, I was so pleased there was an easier version! This turned out to be one of my favourite blocks.

These are the latest Circa 2016 blocks, plus more of the half square triangles.

For our vacation we went out west to the Rockies in British Columbia. Although we have been before, it was our first road trip without children. We had a lovely time, and saw such beautiful sites.

Alberta -

Of course it is always exciting to see the mountains (we are from the prairies). It was the coldest day of our trip and snowing in the mountains.

Yoho National Park, BC -

Takakkaw Falls - one of Canada's highest waterfalls
 - there are people in the photo 

Natural Bridge

Emerald Lake

Glacier National Park, BC -

Roger's Pass
Meadows in the Sky, Mt Revelstoke National Park, BC -

Shuswap Lake, BC -

Margaret Falls

huge old growth cedars, Margaret Falls
Sicamous Beach

Osoyoos, BC -

lots of vineyards and orchards

Kootenay Lake, BC -

on the world's longest free ferry
Glass Bottle House
view of the lake at the Glass Bottle House
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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