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Scraps, Leftovers, or Remnants

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colorful balls of scrap sock yarn September 2022 I planned to knit baby hats with the growing pile of leftover sock yarn; however, after knitting three hats, I lost interest, and the pile of leftovers grew. Saturday, I assessed the yarn and decided to cast on a Silver Lining hat , which is a double-sided hat that I’ve knit twice.  Of course, this pile of yarn will make more than one hat, but one hat will make a dent in the remnants.  I pulled these colors, determined their weight, and cast on the first section of the hat.  The Silver Lining hat is a mindless knit, and I’m ready for that kind of project. 

Slogging Along

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September 2022 The Redcliffe socks have been a slooow slog, but since I was able to turn the heel and knit the gusset yesterday, the end might be in sight.  Clearly, my desire to knit socks is waning, and once this pair is finished, I going to take a break and knit other items. 

I Don't Have a Clue

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The Architecture of Civility by David Reif (2015) located in a courtyard north of Albany County Courthouse 2022 I seriously do not have a clue about this sculpture. It's interesting and has a LOT of things to see and to ponder. I'll let you decide what you think about it.  What are your thoughts?

Do You See It?

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August 2022 I can't help but shake my head when I see an error like this. The sign was probably produced at the corporate level and is likely in every Goodwill in the United States. Fortunately, our brain translates this automatically, so many people do not even notice two letters were transposed. 

Four-Patch Charm

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The new project is progressing thanks to a day free from errands and appointments. I paired the squares of the background fabric with the four-patches sewn from the "nickels/charms" 5 inch squares. The four-patches and background squares were place right sides together, and I sewed a quarter of an inch all the way around the squares. The next step was to make two diagonal cuts on the sewn units, creating four separate blocks that once pressed looked like this . . . Oops, I placed the top right and the lower left in the wrong positions, but you get the idea. I told you there was a surprising result to this unique construction.  Here's a preliminary setting for some of the blocks. I'll be moving them around to make sure they are in a fairly random order.  The pattern is called Four-Patch Charm by Kathy Schwartz. (free pattern link) or also on her blog here

New Project

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four-patch units ready to be paired with background fabric September 2022 On Friday, I started a project that I'd prepped in January. This Quilt of Valor is being made with 5 inch squares from previous QOV tops/backings. (Some quilters call the 5 inch squares "nickels.") The pattern I'm using requires 96 nickels, sewn into four-patch units. Nine and a half inch squares of a background fabric will be paired with the four-patch units.  The construction of this quilt is unique with a surprising result. 

Land That I Love

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Land That I Love 61 x 70 inches Quilt of Valor #225 Land That I Love is a fraternal twin to Proud to be an American (posted on Tuesday), and it was also donated by Connie H. ( FarSide )