A couple of finished projects to show this week, a cardigan and a little coat. Both are knitted using the seamless method, which was my technical milestone for 2020.
Firstly, this little cardigan. I wasn't sure about this random yarn. Before knitting it I thought the shades of pink, turquoise and yellow didn't go particularly well with each other. If I hadn't alternated it with a grey and white yarn I'm sure I wouldn't have liked it at all. Somehow the purple ribbing got it all under control (just the same as the binding pulls together all the colours in a quilt)...
... and the spotty buttons put the icing on the cake.
The little coat is a reworking of the pattern I am working on, and this time I got my maths right.
The cable didn't show up particularly well with the dark blue, probably because the fleck contrasts sharply with it, and the whole effect is a little busy, but I was pleased that I found exactly the shade of red that I wanted for the buttons. There are eight all together - the top button is tucked out of sight when the collar is folded down...
and there is a surprise button at the back of the collar, which can be undone to turn the collar up on cold days.
As for sewing, I have made a few more lavender bags, and shall probably carry on until I have used up all the lavender I have. As for quilting, perhaps I need you all to give me a good telling off in the comments and give me a kick to make something. Just anything, to get me started again.
Here goes for Week 319:-
Many thanks to my co-host Andrée for linking up with her journal cover. If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more.
Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.
Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-
1. Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.
2. Link back to this post in your own post.
3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.