I am still plugging away on my King's Cross quilt.
I'm using ALL greens and the alternate blocks are cream with a little red.
I am ALMOST out of the cream and red in my stash.
As you can see they are a mix of fabrics.
A scrappy, controlled mix.
I just LOVE the colors.
Kind of Christmassy and yet it's a classic ALL year kind of palette.
I'm also doing some NECESSARY work.
At least that's what I'm telling myself.
These poor little handmade snowmen....
Made by the kids long ago.... had lost their beanies.
My job is to get those poor icy heads COVERED!!!
I had fun whipping up the navy beanie.
The next one will be a reddish color.
Necessary. Necessary. Work.
cast on 30 stitches with sock yarn using #1 needles (double pointed)
(knit in the round)
garter stitch about 4 rows.
stocking stitch 2" or so.
decrease for 3 rows..or so.
gather the top together with a yarn needle.
Pattern is technically lacking..
but it worked!
What are YOU making this week??
Aren't those necessary jobs the most fun to do? :-DReplyDelete
What size are you making your King's Cross blocks, are you foundation paper piecing them> The blocks look lovely, happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Kings cross blocks are 8”. I am machine piecing. I have a recent video on YouTube showing how I’m doing it🙂Delete
The King Cross project looks great. It's Christmassy, but you not overtly so. Enjoy your necessary work. Those snow guys are pretty cool, even more so with the beanie.ReplyDelete
Love your beanies.ReplyDelete
It was a very necessary job! Who wants a cold head?ReplyDelete
I agree, almost Christmasy but not and classic - very niceReplyDelete
Cute snowmen. You might need to mention knit in a circle as I don't see anything about sewing the a seam! Keep plugging away on the Kings Cross blocks. It's going to be wonderful.ReplyDelete
Thank you..yes...I'll add that. I always knit beanies in the round, so it didn't occur to me. I had forgotten there are beanies that are seamed after knitting flat. :)Delete
The soft, low-volume alternate squares make the King's Cross blocks shine! And the snowmen will be well-protected from the California sunshine in their new beanies.ReplyDelete
Cute snowmen, glad they won't get cold!ReplyDelete
The snowmen are adorable! They deserve new hats.ReplyDelete
Yes, those colors are wonderful. Glad the snowmen will be toasty.ReplyDelete
Lovely quilt in the making. if you need more cream w red fabrics ordering online and then adding in the new will help with the controlled scrappy as if it were planned. Just like the antique ones.ReplyDelete
Love, love, love your Kings Cross blocks with the scrappy alternate fabric blocks. Such sweet tones to this!ReplyDelete