I am concentrating on finishing some projects. A few of these have been in the works for a while, and I finally got them quilted and bound. Others are recent projects. Here goes:
This is a wall hanging that is 30" x 30". A while back I got a colorwash starter kit from Wanda over at Exuberant Color. She does amazingly gorgeous colorwash quilts like this, only much larger. She sent me a kit, and I added to it. I started making blocks and playing around with larger sizes, but I found it harder than I expected. I was kind of intimidated. So I decided to work on a smaller scale, and then I was more comfortable. I'm happy with how this turned out, although I quilted it myself and am not too impressed with the quilting. Luckily, that is not the most striking aspect to this quilt, so I don't think too many people will examine the quilting that closely.
2) A Quilt to Give Away
There are a zillion pregnant women at work these days, so I made a quilt which will be given away in a drawing. It is based on a design by Amanda Jean Nyberg in her book, "Sunday Morning Quilts."
3) A Where-Did-This-Come-From Quilt
Someone gave me most of these blocks. I don't know who or when. I finally decided to slap them together and put them to use. This quilt is going to Rosebud Reservation with three others, to be used in their layettes for newborns. I hope someone thinks it's "newborn-ish" enough.
4)A scarf for a Domestic Violence shelter
This is the coolest yarn! It has those larger, "bumpier" sections spun right into the yarn, and it comes up randomly as one knits along. I love the random look of this scarf and the varied colors in both the pinkish and the blueish bumps.
5) A hat for a homeless man
This is a project at Ravelry(dot)com. They are doing projects, one per month, for each state in the U.S. This project is hats for homeless men in Nebraska. They wanted washable yarn, so my choices were limited, as most of my yarn is wool. This is the only somewhat manly colors I had that are also washable. The hat fits my hubby, so I hope it'll work for some guy in Nebraska.