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Friday, May 07, 2010

Fruition

So I think the last time I spoke to you here, I was a wee bit obsessed with crocheting a Babbette blanket. Well, I finished it not long ago, and here are some pretty pictures for you. (all the yarn details, etc. on Ravelry here).





I appears that getting that out of my system has cleared the way for a new quest. I've completely succumbed to the quilting virus, which I manged to pick up on Flickr. I'm in the midst of making Dizzle a twin quilt for her bed, finished one quilted potholder swap, just joined a mini-quilt swap, and completed a baby quilt for a neighbor, which you see below.



I am not a newcomer to quilting, I did a little bit long before the blog, and most certainly before the kids. I think my knitting has given me a new enjoyment for working on making quilts again. I used to just.want.a.finished.piece. Having learned to love the process of my knitting, has helped me love the process of quilt making. I think I stoppped it partly because parts of it are super-fiddly, and if you mess up, sometimes you can't fix it (i.e. cutting fabrics), and I would get frustrated because my missteps kept me from my finished piece goal, and led me to want to cut corners (i.e not pressing, etc) for the sake of speed. I find myself really enjoying the less glamorous steps of making a quilt much more, and even not minding ripping out the same seam 3 times to get it just right. Which is a wonderful surprise to me.

So, expect to see more fabric here, though I most certainly will be still be knitting, and spinning, and crocheting and everything else as well.

10 Comments:

Blogger ColorSlut said...

OMG - that blanket is fantastic. I have to make one. I'm going over to Rav right now!

1:07 PM  
Blogger Manise said...

That looks beautiful! Love Dizzle overseeing the photo shoot in the photo above. :-)

5:18 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Gorgeous! All of it!

6:56 PM  
Blogger Micky said...

Just beautiful.
I recently got the Babette bug. But just using what I had on hand so we'll see.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

Babette is spectacular! I love all the colors. And the quilt is just lovely.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Seanna Lea said...

Gorgeous (both Babette and the quilt).

I find that it is too easy to get wrapped up in the "must finish something" sensation, which stifles the joy I find in just knitting. It's hard to want to work on something when you've made finishing it a condition for something else.

9:55 AM  
Blogger idyllicchick said...

Lovely blankets, lovely post, lovely thoughts. Lovely you!

9:46 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

So pretty - both of them!

6:23 AM  
Blogger Yael said...

This crocheted blanket it absolutely stunning!! Really!!!

10:04 AM  
Blogger M said...

this is actually nice!!

4:37 PM  

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