On my work table... a new quilt! For the past few weeks I've slowly been working on creating a small Double Wedding Ring Quilt. Slow because this is one pattern, I find, that does not zip up fast. Accuracy is essential. Thankfully, some machine paper piecing is helping me achieve that. Sewing up the pieced arcs and the other shapes to create the rings has not exactly been easy, even though I'm following a relatively simple pattern. This project has been challenging--very challenging. A small quilt it will be--and I'm glad I decided on that already, as I'm not sure my sanity at this point in time could handle making a larger ring quilt... LOL! Still, I'm learning a lot, and that's always a good thing. And the soft soothing colors of aqua blue and gray smooth out my ruffled edges...
I'm using this free downloadable pattern/template.
What's challenging for you right now?
P.S. And in other fiber news... I've been enjoying working the child size version of Danyel Pink’s Cotton Candy Cardigan for my young niece, and decided to try hooking an adult size cardi for myself to wear come spring! The pattern is very easy to follow and very enjoyable for a first crochet garment. The yarn color for mine is this pretty light, misty blue-gray. I’m using a combo of hook sizes, as it’s been hard to get the balance for making the size I need. I usually have a difficult time getting a yarn where I’m living here in Norway to correspond with US OR UK patterns, as we have completely different yarn brands her, and getting the hook/needle thing to work out. I have past the yoke section, and have now made the arm/sleeve holes and can continue to hook that back length. We'll see how it goes... And funnily enough, this matches the quilt I'm working on above!