Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Goal for June

     I managed to finish my May goal for a year of lovely finishes but I forgot to link it up.  Oh well the important thing is that it is done.  I've been forgetting a lot of things lately .  I think it's because my brain is too full.  One new and exciting thing is that I'm participating in the New Bloggers blog hop.  Lot's to think about there.   I've  also been reading a lot of health and safety stuff at home for work.  I had to cram a lot in there before a test and my brain is also crammed with lace knitting instructions.   I'm taking a series of three classes to make the Japan Sleeves sweater.  This sweater starts with knitting two lace panels that go from the shoulder down the length of the sleeves.  I haven't knitted such complicated lace before and it's been a while since I knitted anything so the going has been pretty slow.  We were given two weeks to knit both panels and block them.  The next class is on Thursday and I'm still plugging away at the second panel.

     This picture gives you an idea of how long the panel is.  I actually have to take out a couple of inches because it's a bit too long.  The next picture is a close up of the lace.

          I'm pretty impressed with it myself although I do know how much I struggled with it.  At one point I thought I might have to pay someone to knit these panels for me.  I figure this first panel is worth over $100 in my time.  It's a good thing the second one is going quicker.
     But this post is supposed to be about my June goal for a year of lovely finishes.  I'm planning to turn this pile of fabric into a quilt top.

     It's Grande Scrappy Tiles, a pattern I am testing for Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs.  I've got one plus blocks together already.  I'm hoping to finish it up on the weekend.
I'm linking up with the goal setting link up at Fibre of All Sorts,  and with Let's Bee Social .


  1. That lace is stunning! Great job!
    *Found via 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Hop*

  2. Beautiful lace. I like the quilt fabrics- nice and bright!

  3. That lace is so lovely! I was just watching a video on it a week or so ago, I was so fascinated by it but had to stop before I picked up another hobby! I'll be excited to see your pattern test results!!

  4. Your Grande Scrappy Tiles quilt will be fun. Love the primary colors.

  5. Wow, that lace is gorgeous! You are multi-talented!! I can't wait to see it all finished, it's really special!

  6. It might be a while until it's finished!