Friday, May 04, 2007


I didn't notice the two packages tucked behind one of the porch railings when I came home because I walked in through the back, but when S and I took the dogs for a walk, there they were.

So when we got back, I got to watch Grey's Anatomy and open packages. Good times! The first one was our cake topper (which is just a silver letter W). The second was a total surprise.

My Secret Pal has struck again! I'm so excited about this. I've never gotten a kit before and it has supplies to make the pillow on the cover. It will be a great warm-up project before I start on The Big Quilt. Thank you so much SP10!

I am really bad at math. (See Lelah, Pink and Olive, etc.) Every time I calculate how many strips or blocks I need for my quilt I get a different number. Also, I can't cut or sew in a straight line. What an adventure! I still have high expectations. DoggedKnits is a huge inspiration right now. Everything she does is adorable.

Ok, off to work, I'm ready to get this quilting weekend started!

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Monday, April 30, 2007

Gauge Rage

The good news...

The body of Lelah is done!

The bad news...
It's huge!

Turns out I knit 10 extra inches wide. I was so cranky when I finally bound off and the thing bloomed into giganticness. I swear, I checked the gauge 5 times. I must be terrible at stitch counting, math, and rational thought. There were people on the craftster KAL that made this in like, a week. I might have been able to, too, had I not made it 10 extra inches.

So, any salvaging suggestions? I think I'm just going to sew it up the side where it should end and cut off the extra. Has anyone tried this? Is there a prettier (but reasonably quick) solution?

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