Monday, January 16, 2012

Design Wall Monday 1-16-12

Judy at Patchwork Times hosts Design Wall Monday every week - it's a great source of inspiration and education.

Not an especially productive week. Lori, Ruth and I (the Needle Nite group) are meeting tonight to do a crayon batik dyeing project. I've never done it before so it's something new and fun to try. I spent this week transferring my design onto muslin (the original of this came from a 2011 kitchen calendar, "Love To Cook" by Karen H Good), and gathering other supplies - crayons, black fabric ink, brushes, newspapers, iron, ironing board. Am looking forward to it and hopefully will have something fun to show for the next Design Wall Monday. Maybe I will have it quilted, bound, and embellished!

Have been a bit under the weather with a nasty cold so other than preparing for the crayon batik dyeing project, the only other thing I managed to do was make new potholders for my kitchen. I like quilting the potholders with a simple horizontal, vertical, and diagonal design because that causes them to fold nicely in your hands.

There is a heart applique wall hanging project I want to tackle but it will have to wait until 1) I'm feeling better, and 2) I have a chance to get by Office Depot and enlarge the pattern. The project is the Janome Keep The Heart Growing wallhanging designed by Jane Spolar. It's available for free on the Janome website. Maybe I'll have that on my Design Wall for next week.

Oh yeah! Almost forgot. I started another pair of sox this week. This is my version of 2-at-a-time: 2 sets of dp needles - knit the cuff of one sock, knit the cuff of the other, knit the leg of one, knit the leg of the other, and so on. They get finished pretty much at the same time. I've ordered a pair of 9-inch size 2 and size 5 circular needles and have found a pattern for knitting sox in the round on these short circular needles. I'll give it a whirl and then report ...


  1. I *love* your little pic up there -- very sweet! I can't wait to see it finished! I hope you're feeling better soon -- enjoy playing with your socks! :)

  2. The crayon batik project is very intriguing. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress with that and more details!

  3. WOW, you've got a lot going on. I'm really interested in sees what happens with your dyeing project. That's looks like it would be fun.
    I've become a "FOLLOWER" of your blog and will visit as often as I can.
    Take care.