Yes, today's content is all about knitting and sewing, after the distractions of the last two days!
First, what do you do with a pile of squares?
Well - influenced by the way I assemble quilts, I have started sewing them into blocks of four. Certainly as far as patchwork is concerned, sewing squares into blocks and then joining the blocks keeps things square. If you sew them into long strips and then join them, there is more chance of the end result being distorted, so I'm applying that principle to my throw.
Tomorrow afternoon when I go to patch'n'chat, I will be getting on with Oliver's quilt. I thought I had sewn in all the ends, but when I laid the quilt out to take a photo - oh no, of course I has missed one! Don't worry, I sewed it in before I took the photo
Now, I know the last photo is of a book - but it is a book about knitting, so I think it's allowed! I was jumping up and down with excitement when I saw this book in Tesco this morning (ok, not literally, but in my mind I was!) I so enjoyed the first book, (even if I did weep buckets at the end) I think I might have to read this before I finish the book I am currently reading (which is a big thick one that I'm only half way through). So what is this wonderful book .....
While I'm writing this, we are watching the first semi-final of the cricket Twenty20 World Cup - it's exciting stuff! (Yes, I know most of you will think that exciting cricket is an oxymoron!) The second semi is tomorrow and the final is on Sunday. We will hardly have time to draw breath before Wimbledon starts, then of course England play Australia in the Ashes Tests - but in case you think I'm a sports fanatic, don't worry, I don't watch rugby, despite living in the Borders, where they are all rugby mad (when not out on their horses!) and I only watch football when Malcolm makes me watch Newcastle