Oct 30, 2008

Here's the quilt blocks I started for the binkie I want to make. Phone the quilt police! Looking kind of fungly--thanks to Gwen Marston's books, its another one of those Liberated Star things. I don't know how many of these stars I'll make--not too sure where I'm going with this.
Here's my new crocheted sweater, I sewed on the buttons last night while I was watching TV. When I was a kid, umpteen years ago, there was a song on the radio, "It looks better on the dummy than it does on me." It was about a lady who saw a hat on the dummy in the store window, and when she got it home, it was not becoming on her. My Mom and I used to sometimes remember that song when we went shopping, and have a laugh. I guess I can say that about this sweater, it looked so cute in the photo in the book. And it's patchwork. I had every color of yarn required except for the orange and the red. So I sent away for the yarn, and lo and behold, although I was using the exact brand of yarn like in the book, the red was in no way like the orange! It was much thinner, softer, and slicker. I had to phone the yarn company. Thank goodness almost every little thing that you buy has a phone number on it. So the lady at the yarn company was very nice, and about a month later, three skeins of the correct yarn arrived. And eventually, I finished the sweater. And tried it on. Oh well, at least it's a warm sweater. And as soon as the weather cools down, (it's about 80 degrees Fahrenheit) I can wear it. (If I dare.)

6 comments:

Joyce said...

Love the fungly stars. They are addictive too so I'm sure you'll end up with lots of them.

Magpie Sue said...

Joyce already said what I was going to say! Those liberated stars are completely addictive!

Clare said...

I love liberated stars. I could make them forever.

quiltingcindy said...

I love the sweater. I just love things made in bright colors.

jovaliquilts said...

Your stars are great, but I love the sweater! It's just too wild, perfect!

Finn said...

Morning Roz, sorry to be missing so much of the time lately *VBS* Popping in to say Hello and see what you are up to. The sweater is very pretty and I wouldn't hesitate to wear it if the weather co-operates.
What great blocks for your binkie quilt. I'm not familiar with them. Do you have a link for me??? I'm always happy to be making donation quilts. And liberated is good. I'm going to try your Bean soup, it sounds wonderful!
Hugs, Finn