Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy New Year...

Better late than never, right?
I was going to write a post about my knits from 2010 but after looking at the three sweaters and three scarves (one of which was knit and gifted so quickly I never got a picture it) that I made I decided that I could latch them onto a different post. So, there you go.

After a 3 or 4 week break due to the holidays I am back plugging away at my New York Cardigan. The good news is that I'm done with the body of the cardigan but the bad news is that the shawl collar (that you knit in two pieces separately and then attach) is taking FOREVER! F.O.R.E.V.E.R. I'm knitting both pieces together so they will be identical and I feel like I've been working on them for weeks now. Look at how much I still have left to go! They've got to be the length of the hem to the back of the neck each and this sweater is long, it goes well past my behind.

Okay, enough moaning. Maybe I'll have a bit more time to invest in it this week.

I have been busy finishing up this quilt for my cousin to give as a wedding present to one of her friends. She told me their style was sort of shabby chic but also modern. Hopefully this will suite them.

I love how it came out! I used a fat quarter bundle of the MeadowSweet 2 collection (from Hawthorne Threads, of course). I'm in the midst of writing up a pattern for this design as well so keep a lookout for that!

7 comments:

knottygnome said...

cute quilt! i love the colors.

Jodi said...

That quilt is simply amazing! I think it's the perfect marriage of shabby chic and modern -- in fact, that's how I'd describe my style, too, and I LOVE it!

Maryse said...

The New York Cardigan will be gorgeous! Courage! Beautiful quilt! The colors are amazing!

Meredith said...

Sorry it's taking so long, but that will be a fabulous sweater! I don't think I've seen that one before.

Siga said...

Happy New Year to you as well, Emily! Looking forward to seeing your sweater finished, I haven't noticed that design before either.

Shannon said...

I love your quilts Emily! They really are beautiful!

Jen Olson said...

Beautiful quilt! I know you're working on a pattern, but can you tell me the finished size of your blocks and the width of sashing you used? Thanks for your help!