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Tres Chic Veronique


I'm feeling.... blue?

No, not that kind of blue! (Although, come to think of it, this inexistent Spring is getting on my nerves. It's 40 F/5C, dark and poring rain: boooo!).
I've suddenly realized that all my projects are blue! Although I'm not actively participating in Project Spectrum, I'm sure that all the blue I've been seeing on everybody's blogs during February and March has had a subliminal influence on me.

First up, the Bloom shawl. I stared and stared at the chart and the photographs in the book, and came to the conclusion that I followed the directions properly. Then how come their shawl is triangular and mine is not?! I thought about it while knitting a few more repeats in Garter Feather and Fan, then decided that perhaps through Aggressive Blocking I might be able to create a more triangular shape. Ah ha! Aggressive Blocking is a knitter's friend :)
This shawl is getting big, so I've been pinning it to an old comforter. I want it to be bigger still, and then I have to add a border all the way around. My deadline is in 2 weeks. And it's on size 2 and 3 needles. *deep breaths* But on a positive note, you can see that I have more than enough yarn.

I've also been working on the new Amy Butler bag, Frenchy Bag. I think I bought it based on the name alone... And wouldn't you know, I just happened to have purchased this adorable honeycomb and bees fabric by Etsuko Furuya. (I had my eye on the yellow one, but it is too cute to stay in stock anywhere. I was told at Purl that this fabric takes the slow boat from Japan. But I want it now! *pout*).
I'm still working on the lining, but I'm loving it so far.

And finally, I've also done some japanese embroidery/quilting called Sashiko. I stumbled upon the printed canvas and the thread at City Quilter, and immediately loved the bold geometric patterns. In fact, I showed it to Yarnmonster, who liked it as much as I did and bought a kit and a book a few days later!

Hmm, I think that the intent of Knit From Your Stash 2007 (ie to stop buying yarn and use what you already have) is completely lost on me, as I seem to go out and spend money on other crafts!
I might as well admit that I bought some fabric for a dress...

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By Veronique
On Thursday, April 12, 2007
At 4/12/2007 02:03:00 PM