Fabric and Knitting Tuesday, 6/7/2016

Happy Tuesday!

I prepped block 4 of Spooky Halloween and decided that all of it will be hand appliqued.  I’ll be taking it on vacation with me.  Everything has been traced so all I’ll need to do is cut and applique later.  It’s ready to be packed.

I started working on Row 2 and took some pictures of my process.  First, I took the bag and separated all the fabric:

Spooky Halloween Row 2 All the Fabric 6/7/16

Spooky Halloween
Row 2
All the Fabric
6/7/16

Spooky Halloween Row 2 All the Fabric laid out 6/7/16

Spooky Halloween
Row 2
All the Fabric laid out
6/7/16

Then I put them all in little baggies and they’re organized very nicely in one of my project bins:

Spooky Halloween Row 2 All the Fabric in baggies in my project bin 6/7/16

Spooky Halloween
Row 2
All the Fabric in baggies in my project bin
6/7/16

I have a binder of the pattern with page protectors to hold each block.  Once all the fabric is separated, I cut all of the pieces (not the appliqued pieces):

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Blocks 1, 3, and 5 are pretty easy since those are applique heavy and currently consist of 6-1/2″ squares.  Blocks 2 and 4 are piecing heavy so there was a lot to cut.  I’ll be working on the machine pieced portion first and then start the applique part one block at a time. I’ve got enough hand work to take with me so I am not going to rush to get this ready for hand work for my vaca.

Knitting Update

I watched the first few lessons of “My First Socks” with Lucy Neatby on Craftsy.com.  I finished the “cuff” part and now I’ve got to knit the “leg” part.  I’ve got to rewatch that before I begin.  Here’s the pick of where I was at from last week:

My first socks 5/31/2016

My first socks
5/31/2016

 

Here’s a pic of where I’m at now.

My first socks 6/7/2016

My first socks
6/7/2016

 

Linking with   and Fresh Poppy Design

 

~Melanie

 

 

 

4 responses »

  1. Your organization is fabulous. The glimpse I had of the patterns made me envious, too. Wish I were there to do the rows!

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