It's been a lovely, but totally organized weekend. You see, this is a holiday weekend here in Ireland so our lives have been filled with great local festivals, lazy brunches and friends stopping by. We've had a great time just rolling where the weekend took us. However, as I adhered to no schedule, there was no sewing going on what so ever.
What I have been doing is knitting. It's a great project to have just here by the couch to pick up/put down while chatting with friends or watching the Olympics.
With your encouragement and Nicky's suggested website, I FINALLY cast off my grey scarf. This is my first attempt at knitting anything, so it's a super basic repeated knit stitch. I'd like to stitch the two ends together to make a tube scarf, but that will have to come a bit later. I'm just happy to not have to wear it this winter with a pointy needle stuck at the end :)
As you know, I was also working on a purple scarf that would be my first intro to both the purl stitch AND to a pattern. Hold onto your socks. I was quite happy with the mix up of the two stitches, but was not thrilled with how the rib "ate" the yarn, giving me little in return. In the mean time, Miss Laura Jane introduced me to the incredible Ravelry.... So, I ripped it all out and started again. If only quilting let you hit the "undo" button as easily! Anyway, here's the newly re-invented purple scarf. I'm super happy with it and think I might actually continue on!
Don't you worry - I have not forgotten about Granny. I did make the binding and have it machine stitched onto the front of the quilt. I'll keep stitching onto the back tonight in the hopes it will be done for show-and-tell on Wednesday. Fingers crossed!