All of this and nothing
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I belong to this charity quilt making group, we make quilts for a local women’s shelter, though I am so spread out I hardly get anything done . At our last meeting there was some free fabric to use in quilts, but my friend was all, I am not touching that lavender swirl. So I had to be I Will Make An Attractive Quilt From That. My plan is this dark blue violet floral and a low volume @karenlewistextiles scruffy daisy to balance that dated swirl. Antique tile because I know it by heart.
All my scraps are pieced and trimmed (except that one guy) into these rectangle units (there are about 20 total). And tomorrow I can start with a fresh batch of scraps. This restriction of choice plan is working awesome for me! I tend to get stuck making the best possible choice so infinite options becomes its own hell.
I’ve been finding this scrap project a little stressful, and I am not sure why? But tonight I am trying some things to chill it out: precutting tiny strips off larger pieces so I don’t need to think about how big I want the pieces to be later; limiting the variety of fabrics available at any one time (it may look like a good many but there is a large container out of frame with more); and most importantly, having a box to toss the unusable pieces so I don’t spend time look at the pieces I cut off wondering if they can be reincorporated. No one has time for that.
I’m working on this sock, slowly, yesterday my needle broke (it was some odd brand, not to spread panic), but I can’t find another size 1! I have been through my giant box of needles many times. I have this 0, many many size 2s, and a 1.5. And size 1 dpns, but I don’t want to go there. And an empty packet promising a size 1, of course. 🤨 And now I need to make a decision that effects basically nothing and I don’t know what I should do. I’m wondering where that other needle got to. I haven’t knit in probably five years. ♀️ And of course we’ve moved in the meantime.