Friday, April 24, 2009

Long Time Between Posts

It's been a long time between posts. I just haven't been doing anything post worthy lately.

The only project I have finished in the last month or so is this crocheted cardigan:

The cotton is a lovel mercerised yarn from Drops design. I've long been an admirer of their website with lots of free patterns and bought the Muskat yarn intending to make one, but then ended up using another pattern altogether.

I now am making one of their patterns, but using some 8ply cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills. Here is the progress so far:

They sent me lots of swatch cards with the cotton yarn I ordered and there are some lovely wools so I'll definitely be back for more. Their yarns come in 200g balls which I just love, as it saves constantly joining balls.
And now for some eye candy. Toni from The Red Boot Quilt Company was selling some samples and as usual I couldn't resist.

I'm planning on sending this Alphabet Soup to my niece for a play rug:

I just love the cute bubble quilting pattern:

And this one is for me!

The backing on this one is just as pretty as the front:

You can probably find much better photos of these quilts by visiting Toni's blog.


Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE that star and flower quilt you bought for yourself -- too cute. Thanks for Toni's website -- she has such pretty quilts!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Look how cheerful! I love the colors.