My Name is Leslie and I Procrastinate

My sewing area

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Blocks being made

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With lots of help

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Blocks get trimmed to the same size

Jan2813 ds quilt

I had blocks together and half the binding on and procrastinated.
Not now…
Not today….
Yes, today, but didn’t do it….
Later today, ran out of today………….
so when the load of quilt gets heavy enough ……
DO IT NOW!

So in one and half hours border on,
mitered corners stitched,
back seamed and everything pressed.
WHY …OH…WHY…do I procrastinate ?
My friend could have had her quilt a month ago.
Thank you for your patience.

Blocks and border all together

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Backing fabric
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The quilt is now in the hands of  my favorite quilter, Emily.
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Quilt’m by Sunflower Designs

This finished Object isn’t made of yarn, but it IS finished
I’ll hand sew the binding when the quilting is done.
I’m joining with Tami, just for fun!
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Yarn Along – More Hats

All I have knitted this past week is hats.
I have been making Wide Rib Beanies by Wooly Wormhead.
One recipient has asked for a longer hat,
so he could turn up the brim.
Not all the hats are given away yet.
I have a few more hats I want to make.

Joining Ginny and others sharing our progress.

No picture, I need to upgrade my blog.

Yarn Along — Christmas Hats

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

Christmas hats for all the good little and big grandkids have found their way off the needles this past week.
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Wide Ribbed Beanie has been my pattern of choice. Some yarn new and some from my stash.

A little Dick Francis has kept me company, The Danger and The Decider

Published in: on December 19, 2012 at 11:52 am  Leave a Comment  

Yarn Along – Matching Tilly

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

I finished my Mother’s doxie’s sweater, and decided she needed a scarf to match. This scarf worked over 32 stitches, 8 stitches on each side worked in seed stitch with a 16 stitch cable down the middle and a 12 row repeat. Finished nice and quick. Picture of scarf doubled,it’s about 72 inches long.
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I like it.

match tilly 002This is the second one I’ve made using this pattern.

I’ve been listening to Dee Henderson’s the “O’Malley series”, six stories of finding faith.

Published in: on December 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

A Rainy ‘Yarn Along’ Day

On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

A few weeks have passed since I joined Ginny. I’ve been knitting, but also seem to have little computer overload and haven’t been posting much.

A Wallaby sweater knit from Coffee Beenz is for a little guy
whose mom says “GO DUCKS.”
Just a few stitches to finish under the arms then in the mail it goes.

A baby afghan that needs just the weaving in to be finished.
Baby due January 6, can’t believe I almost finished
and it isn’t the night before I want to gift it.

A close up of the edging. It’s not really exciting.

I’m excited, this shawl is almost finished.
The edging was to be 2 inches wide,
but I’m just going to use up the yarn,
one and a half balls left –less than 200 yards.

September circle cowl is about 75% done.
I’ll make my Christmas deadline.

Thinking about hats for 6 grandsons, not sure if that isn’t too big a bite of yarn.

I’m reading Karen Harper’s Down to the Bone, starting chapter 5.
“Tightly written story….Fascinating blend of Amish and modern ways.”“Rendezvous
Quote on the dedication page:
“There is no past we can bring back by the longing for it, there is only the eternally new now that builds and creates itself out of the elements of the past.”“Johann Goethe

Published in: on November 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm  Comments (5)  

Yarn Along — To Grandmother’s House I Go Knitting


On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s and Tami’s and share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. they also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

Again I went to Grandma’s house;
I packed WIP’s with full intentions of working diligently.
BUT. . . . . . . .
I also grabbed some yarn on the way out the door. (giggle)

This is the rest of the story


Using leftover yarn
(that’s good, right?)
from Hope’s Shawl,
Begun September 24 – finished October 4,
Now to the blocker.
Ravelry link

Oaklet has been on my list of shawls to do…..
It’s good to check things off my list, right?


This unidentified yarn

came from the stash shed
now it will have a home
of it’s own. Good, huh?
Started September 25 –Finished October 5,Yep,to the blocker.

Zuni’s construction has captivated me,
ever since I first say it.
I just had to try to knit the shawl.
Challenges are good, right?
I bought this yarn while at Grandma’s; I have a certain young lady in mind.
Started September 26

I’m blaming the yarn on this one!
This yarn is so soft and silky and sneaky
that when I got to Grandma’s there it was!
First Down is being knit and knit and knit
because I want something bigger than a scarf
This yarn was also in the stash shed.
Started September 25

All of these will have their own project page in Ravelry as soon as I take a break from knitting.

I’ve posted pictures of this one before. I took it off its needles because I wanted to try that size on one of the above shawls. I love this shawl, everything about it I love. Kinda sad I keep getting side tracked, cuz’ it would be nice to have it finished. 🙂

My trusty I-Pod is full of stories. Play On!

Knitted not Blocked, My Part is Finished

Diligently I have been keeping to my goal to finish at least three shawls before I started another. (I have yarn and patterns for four shawls, patiently waiting).

Hope’s shawl made from garage sale find by Grandpa Red and sox yarn. I like the way it finished and hope a young girl will remember Grandpa when she wears it.

Ravelry Link

Shelby is Hope’s older sister. If you make a shawl for one granddaughter, the other granddaughter needs one, too. I love this yarn, the colors are bright, the stitch definition is good and it felt nice as it flowed through my fingers.

Ravelry link

To see what others are finishing check out FO Fridays and Fiber Arts Friday.

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Published in: on September 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm  Comments (12)  

Yarn Along, May 9, Ready to Block

 

In checking my finished projects I saw that I didn’t share this shawl after I finished it. Maybe because, the cat climbed in the cubbie and slept on it. So I put it where he couldn’t get to it and I forgot about it  I’m in the season of forgetfulness.

Last week Alpaca Sox Shawl became a finished object! I finally decided no picots and simple edge with beads. I like it.  Now to get both blocked pretty.

Young Holden shawl on size 6 needles was looking small so frogged back and now knitting on 8’s, much better. 139 stitches on the needle, 195 stitches then I get to start the lace work.

I just finished reading ‘Empty House’ by Rosamund Pilcher, all of her’s are favorites.

Join with me to see what’s on other’s needles with Ginny.

Yarn Along — February 29

This week I am excited. I have TWO finished projects, yeah!

Little blue wallaby will go to Mr. Emerson tomorrow. It is too big for him right now, but he is growing.
The first time I showed Wallaby.
Now its all done.

I was sick this past weekend, so to feel better I knitted and knitted and knitted. I loved being sick so I could give in to just sitting around knitting. I’m all better now so back to having other stuff interfere with knitting.

A slouchy hat in baby alpaca grande, color 4.  ribbed band, with seed stitch slouch. The set took 4 skeins.

with matching scarf…. cast on 32 stitched 8 stitches in seed stitch with a 16 stitch cable in the middle.  For a young lady who I think would rather live in the medieval times.

And then, my girlfriend (I’ll blame this one her) started her first shawl, and I saw this pattern in Rumpelstiltskin  (isn’t that the best name for a yarn/spinning/weaving shop) and HAD to start a shawl for me.

Pattern  – Anjou by Fiber Creams, # FD-52 using Ella rae, lace merino, 100% extra fine merino, color 122.

Working over 4 charts A B C B D, with written directions also. I love the way it is coming along.  I think this is the third start over, ready for the next section so added a life line, I didn’t do that before and when I dropped, I frogged.

Keri at http://whendidibecomeaknitter.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/wip-wednesday-feb-29/ and her goal of 12 shawls in 12 months, encouraged me to at least do one.

Presently, listening to the Moonstone, Wilke Collins,  on Audible, had an Anne McCaffrey marathon over the weekend.

I’m new to taking pictures and in a 27 ft RV there are few options, please bear with me.  Thanks.

find out what others are knitting and reading here.