Monday, March 1, 2010

I finished another block in my $5 quilt this past weekend. I did the brown portion of this block first and it was off slightly so it's a bit wavy. I starched the heck out of it and that helped some. Don't you just love starch? I certainly do!
Mary in New York City had a contest on her blog and I won! I won The Knitters Book of Wool which is a great resource and it has some wonderful knitting patterns in it. I'm going to learn a lot more about yarn from this book.
Mary also sent 2 skeins of this wonderful Italian yarn which I've never seen before. The colors are classic "me" - ones that I wear a lot. I'm not sure if this is going to become socks or a scarf.
Mary, thank you so much!

I found a miscount on my Quakers and Quilt. I found it after I took out about 30 stitches and then realized the mistake was in the motif below. UGH! I haven't ripped thought out yet. I did give SERIOUS thought to leaving it there but I thought it would take me off track elsewhere. So out it comes...but not tonight. I'm going to leave it for another day.

28 comments:

Margaret said...

Nice quilt block! Such a bummer about the motif being off on your Quakers and Quilts. :( And especially after you frogged a different one. Sigh. Hope the frogging isn't too painful. Love the yarn, and congrats on the book!

Pat said...

I love your block and it doesn't look wavy to me at all. That is very pretty-colored yarn, too!

Mary said...

Enjoy!

Barb said...

Love your block, love the wool!!

Annie said...

Looks flat to me. I never thought about using starch to help with that problem. Nice tip.

Congrats on your winnings and happy frogging! ;-)

Thelma said...

So sorry about the miscount.....ugh, made me glad I didn't knit...until I saw that beautiful pink yarn....ooh lala, mittens and sockies......I think that is what that yarn wants to be. Congratulations on winning.

Your quilt block looks like a million bucks...not $5!

Carol said...

Sorry to hear about your visit from the frog, Jackie... I always find is unbelievable how quickly the floss comes out after it has taken me so long to actually stitch it. Good luck :)

Your block is beautiful and looks great to me!

Nancy said...

Pretty quilt block, and it looks perfect to me!

Congratulations on your win, and enjoy!

Deb said...

UGH - frogging has just about got to be the worst thing! I think that your quilt block looks wonderful. And congratulations on winning the giveaway. That's a great book and love the colors of that wool!

beeinstitches said...

Great quilt block! and starching does help! Congrats on the win!!! Enjoy the book and the yarn (add to stash!) Try not to think about the back-tracking in stitching. It happens! ugh!

Julia said...

Your block looks perfect to me! Congrats on your win!

Zlaty said...

I can't see the wave either. I love the yarns you won, too! Enjoy!

yarnjourney said...

Love the block! Love the yarn too! Sorry you have to frog your stitching.

Linda said...

Your quilt blocks looks perfect! And congrats on the win. Pretty yarn. Did you buy your lottery ticket too?

Vals Quilting said...

Hi Jackie that Knitters Book of Wool looks so great especially with those 3 darling bunches of goodies on top :)
Can't wait to see what you create with those two balls of colours!
Valerie

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Love the block! I think I need to pick up some starch. I have a tendency to get a bit wonky every once in awhile.

woolwoman said...

Jackie I forgot to say how BEAUTIFUL your Q&Q is looking - yep it's best to bite the bullet and pull out instead of facing the frog later. Congrats on winning the prize - lovely book - I've been coveting it myself and your block looks great. Mel

a little bit biased said...

Jackie, we've started watching Celeb Rehab too. Too funny! Well congrats on winning that giveaway. I love those colors too. And, I have to tell you that I love your applique block in the post below. It is so pretty!

Suzanne said...

The block is lovely. Sorry to hear about your frog problem. It can be so disheartening.

Siobhan said...

Great job on the block! Bummer about the frogging--I've done that too many times--both frogging AND frogging the wrong thing! Blergh. Congrats on the win and yarn!

Tammy said...

Hi Jackie, Love your block, it looks great. Congrats on your win. I'm so behind in reading and catching up with everyone lately. take care!

Micki said...

That block is so pretty and the yarn is wonderful!
Micki

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your win. That's a great looking block too, is there a name for it?

Jennifer said...

What beautiful yarn! I'm glad you won. Your quilt block is lovely also.

Michelle said...

Your blocks are coming out beautifully! I especially love the applique block in your last post. Love the sock yarn too - I have a friend who would love those colors. And so sorry to hear about your stitching...hope you can get it righted again in no time!

Ruth's Place said...

The block looks fine to me!

Sorry to hear you need to rip back on your stitching.

Simone de Klerk said...

Wonderful win! And the block looks very good. Very accurate!

FayeRaye said...

ok Jackie...I think so much of your work I have nominated you for an award~~~ Go to my blog and check it out~~