Nothing much happened yesterday except dyeing. Chris and I did his 5.6 mile walking route in the morning and then I dyed shibori all afternoon up until dinner. It takes a long time and I don't really make money from it but I love doing it. Plus every time I dye a half yard for the shop I add a fat eighth for my own stash. Now I have a hefty bin of shibori goodness to work with and by Monday I'll have 11 more pieces! But by the end of the day I was beat and only had energy for a bit of crochet!
The center of the blanket is done! It is square although it looks like I dropped and added stitches on the right. the edge is tucked under a bit. I had to be real careful with this one to make sure each row ended with 126 stitches. The nice thing is that it is now pretty much perfectly square. That should make it easy to add a border by also making 126 stitches on each side, that's 14 stitches for each section.
The original pattern had this border but since the directions for the body of the blanket couldn't have been right I'm not willing to fiddle with the pattern instructions for the border.
Instead I went to this book that I bought a couple of months ago. It has dozens of borders, many are very fancy and complex but the instructions are really clear so I think I could do any of them. I picked the border on the right because the stitches in purple are the same cross stitches that are in the blanket. I will use gray where the dark purple is, yellow for the light purple and white in the middle. I may try a small section on one edge just to see how I like it. I've got tons of leftover yarn that I can experiment with. This will be a weekend project.
I also got the Blockade blocks out of the floor so that the carpet could be vacuumed. Piecing this might be my afternoon project.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.