Friday, 16 May 2014
Knitting, a progress report
I love how the pattern looks as though it is dotted with tiny flowers when it is just the yarn making that all by itself. The people who discovered how to do this are very clever aren't they.
Oh and before you ask, I made the quilt it is a name quilt in that most of the squares have the name of someone in the family stitched on it. As the great grandchildren appear I try to fit their name as near as possible to whichever of my children they descend from. I did put the names of the daughters-in-law on there but had to unpick them when the divorces came along. Perhaps I should have kept them on there but it is my quilt and will go to one of the grandchildren when I am gone so I'll do what I like with it.I finished this one with a binding on the edge but usually I do it the Welsh way with a double row of stitching close to the edge of the border fabric as I can never get a binding to sit nicely - except on this quilt and even that took three goes to get right.
I have just noticed that the stitches on the edge of my knitting look as though they are sloping, that is the way the yarn colour has worked and not my knitting - OK?