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The "Madison Romance" cardigan is finished:

I worked on the button loops at Diane's during Vintage Stitchers. Here is the link to my Ravelry page for the project.

Julie has been making progress on her Ladybug pullover for her granddaughter. She worked on it at Vintage Stitchers.

Rebecca picked up a new quilt idea from a friend who had seen it and showed her how. It's from a book called Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts by Peggy Rhodes and Julia C. Wood.

The Hexigons are made by folding the fabric, sort of like origami. It takes a lot of fabric, but you don't need to stuff and quilt it if you don't want to, making a nice coverlet or counterpane.

Brenda had come back from a quilt retreat in Idaho and showed us this quilt top she made:

Diane has started a new wall hanging to replace the one in her entry that she feels is too Christmassy.:

The blocks represent signs of the zodiac and were from a sampler class she took with some friends. 

Friday we had a UFO session at Joanie's. There were four of us, and Kasha enjoyed the company and extra attention.

Joanie and I were going to work on our Yei Figures Bag

I worked on mine, but Joanie worked on her James Bond baby sweater. (I found out that "James Bond" is just the name she gave the sweater.) It's from this book. I think the real name of the pattern is "'50s Lounge Jacket."

Joanie brought out some pf her finished and almost-finished baby projects. There was this baby hat:

And a matching baby sweater:

The photo was before Julie crocheted around the neck for Joanie. (Joanie doesn't crochet. I think she should learn. Don't you?)

Also this white baby sweater with a hat to match, somewhat redundant with e hood:

Here's a closeup of the felted flower detail on white sweater:

Joanie is known for her creative embellishments.

Janet has almost finished her Sipalu Bag. Here it is, blocking:

She's working on a strap for it using the same pattern as the top border, which is what I did with mine, instead of the I-cord handle. She changed some of the colors for her bag from the colorway she bought, one of the nice things about having a stash of Palette.

My Yei Figures Bag will be done soon, and I'm working on my "Delectable Pathways" quilt. When these are done and I have time, I plan to bring out some really old UFOs! (But the Mary Tudor Cardigan is calling, calling….)

What's on my needles: "Green Tea" socks, a few rounds done this week. The Yei Figures Bag, just more I-cord to do for the handles. Soon I plan to start the BSJ for BS2, a little brother or sister for Soren, due in August. 

What's on my loom: Waffle scarf, not much progress this week, 

What's on my Featherweight: Soren's I-spy quilt, sashing cut and ready to piece.

What's on my iPad/iPhone: Finished Georgette Heyer's The Nonesuch and now reading Mercedes Lackey's Arrows of the Queen. I'm still watching "Top-Down Icelandic Sweater" with Ragga Eiriksdótir and Joe Cunningham's "Pattern-Free Quiltmaking," both classes from Craftsy.

What's my app of the week: I'm getting a lot of use out of the Craftsy app. You can watch the lessons right in the app and do most of the same things you can do with the platform on your computer.   

What's in my wine glass: Two-buck Chuck (Charles Shaw) Shiraz. One of my favorites.

What's my tip of the week: If you don't already have health insurance, you can still sign up by midnight today here and be covered for 2014. (I have heard that anyone who has attempted to log on by the midnight deadline will have a chance to finish signing up in the following days.) I have several friends with pre-existing conditions who have been able to sign up for plans that are reasonably priced, including my friend Julie, who is a cancer survivor and not yet old enough for Medicare.

Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals were harmed during the production of this blog post.

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Tags: Blossoms, Cats, Delectable, Dogwood, Madison, Pathways, Sipalu, UFOs, baby, colorwork, More…folding, hexagons, knitting, quilting, retreats, sweaters

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Comment by angelkarhu on March 31, 2014 at 6:59pm
Susan sentyou an email at dialysis
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 31, 2014 at 6:33pm

Angel Bear, what yarns do you have for sale... I might be interested. 

Comment by Peggy Stuart on March 31, 2014 at 5:48pm

I found this:

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/yarn-overload

There are other groups, too, but some of them don't want people selling their yarn.

Comment by angelkarhu on March 31, 2014 at 5:12pm
There is only destashing of the Wollmeise I have in Ravelry that I know of and mostly just trading of skeins. I just wont eat thats what its come down to. Its been several days now. Was hoping some kps friends could help.only you and Cherylhas shown interest but I need the space for medical supplies. 28+ big boxes. Big 40+lb boxes. And food would be nice. Only energy I have is to lay in bed from lack of nutrition. Just be prepared for death from starvation.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 31, 2014 at 4:29pm

Yes, audiobooks save me with stockinette...

Comment by Peggy Stuart on March 31, 2014 at 3:40pm

Angel Bear, you should try Ravelry for destashing. I've heard lots of people say they picked up stuff that way.

The Madison was an easy project. The hardest part was sticking with the stockinette st part and not getting bored. Good thing for audiobooks.

Comment by KnitterGirl39 on March 31, 2014 at 1:22pm
Wow so many great projects! All are so pretty and cute. Love how the Madison sweater looks.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 31, 2014 at 1:19pm

Everything looks great!!  the Madison turned out fantastic... and you knit it up quickly, too.  You also have some mighty talented friends!

Comment by cherylbwaters on March 31, 2014 at 12:59pm

Peggy, your Madison Romance is awesome. Everyone has done some terrific projects, but I especially love the little hat Joanie made.

Comment by angelkarhu on March 31, 2014 at 10:26am
Like the hexies. I'm taking a class on pieced ones but think you still need all the backing. The class was registered for awhile back before I had a major medical exspense that wiped out all my money. Still cant eat but was able to get pills. PD was a bad idea, dialysis a even worse idea. No quality of life. Cantveven walk down the street to walk dog or extremely paunful to bend over to get gis food. Still csnt eat but I can take pills. Does anyone want yarn I must destash. Got all sorts of wts and brands. It needs out of here to fit medical supplies. Dog is going back to OR. If I cant destash into garbage it goes.

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