The eldest is making baby quilts it seems for everyone in the world. Since she is now facing doing five for boys many of her fabric choices weren’t great for traditional color matches. I made the early morning foray into the attic.
In a couple of bins marked “F” for fabric – not “Y” for yarn – I located yards of what are likely to be useful choices. Cars, trucks, fish, socks, elephants abound on these fabrics. There might be enough for more than the five outstanding. While I was at it, I pulled out a couple of bins of semi-solids. She should have enough red for borders for months.
Then I went looking for my bin of Brunswick Impressions. I bought most of it somewhere around 1995, knit four or so sweaters, then relegated the rest to the stash. M*ths had found this bin, but I managed to save almost all of the skeins. They apparently don’t like mohair – preferring singles, pure wool that is not super wash. Go figure.
I also found Turtles that I knit for Noah. Problem was that it was too small by the time I had it finished. Perhaps the next generation?
a couple more rows on Phoenix
and it was time to be dropped off at the train station. Security is what it is at Frankfurt. If you are flying to the UK, you are privileged to do it twice. Both times I got stopped. Needles and wool? No, in fact the second time the guy said – please, you don’t need to take out your knitting….. but I had a pocket torch (flashlight) that apparently showed up solid enough to trigger off concern.
Should I mention that our flight was delayed leaving? That we got to circle London? Over hill and dale,
till we were finally allowed to land.
Time zones are nice coming this way. I managed the connections well enough not to have to wait more than a couple of minutes anywhere along the time. Really important when you acknowledge that it is cold, raining and the trains run only once an hour from Ascot.
We go with free patterns – Barb picked one pattern, I the other (who is the third? has she declared herself).
I went with Hawaii color out of the above mentioned Brunswick. It is shades of blue, dark water blues. One strand of mohair and one strand of the wool combined on 8.00 mm needles.
with double moss as the front border. In case you hadn’t guessed – I am doing the body in one piece, just easier on this pattern. Sewing in anything with mohair is not my idea of a good time.
Wicked Eyelet Vest
Starting the series – The Closer.
and back to work in the morning.