Tuesday, January 22, 2008


With nothing new on the fiber front, an update on my WIPS seems to be appropriate.


Eunny Jang's Tangled Yoke is nearing the end. Of course it would go a LOT faster if I wasn't reknitting each row 2 or 3 times! It's not the pattern, it's me - but at least I can see the beginning of the end. I also enlarged the graph and color coded it. I'd like to say that I didn't make a mistake after that - but I can't! I knit a few rows more after that picture and it's very cool watching the twisted stitches turn into the intended design.

I hope to finish the yoke before leaving for the weekend. The Minimalist Cardigan will be my traveling companion. I don't want to drag that whole sweater up there and work on the edging. That's a recipe for disaster.


I don't have any weaving time coming up for a bit but that doesn't stop me from thinking about the next project. I was inspired by K. C. Alexander's table runner, Warp Rep Craftsman Style, in the Jan/Feb 2008 Handwoven (p. 40). I'm thinking about placemats and a runner and using 8/4 carpet warp and 10/2 for thin weft. Here's hoping that Fiberworks soon becomes available for Mac.


I did get some time to work on my quilts before heading back to school and traveling. I can't seem to find the right fabric for the next, wider, border.

Nothing is doing it for me.

Even my much beloved green!

Can you say BLECH! It will be better as the backing. So on to the baby quilt.

It's small enough to fit on my cutting table. I used masking tape and binding clips. Thanks to Claudia for that tip!

It's all basted and ready to go.

I wasn't thrilled with the gold for the binding so I stopped on my way home Sunday and bought a brighter orange print. Looks much better.


  1. Hmmm... I kind of like the green best. It brings out the various greens in the blocks and goes well with the browns. Maybe it just needs a different green? Maybe darker since your other border is dark?
    Well, It looks great anyway. As does the Tangled Yoke sweater! Very cool to see that pattern emerge.

  2. I'd go lighter. There are creams and light blues that I think I see in the tiny blocks. Both quilts are lovely, Char! I can't wait to see the completed sweater. I bet you can't either.

  3. I had planned to knit both of those cardigans. I even bought the yarn for the minimalist cardigan. But somehow the fall issue of IK has succumbed to death by toddler. It is out of print and ebay just had one sell for $160. Can you believe? The knitting and the quilts are beautiful! I didn't know about how to force the blooms on the cactus until you wrote me. Thanks for the advice!