Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My UFO is whining to be finished, Tatting Tuesday and some knitting.

Have you ever had a quilt or project  that stayed on your mind so much, you couldn't think of anything else; or want to work on anything else?  Well, this is that one on my mind...It keeps calling to me to be finished.   UFO 3 as I call it right now.  I came home  Monday night  and continued to work on it.  I put a small black border around it and I put together enough strips  for two sides.  I think it looks wonderful with the piano key borders.  I have to put together more strips for the other sides but I'm going to make some more little blocks for the corner squares.  It's up on my design wall just begging me to work on it...I had to ignore it last night and go to my tatting group.  I did go up and look at it while I was getting my materials ready for knitting tonight but I promised  it I would work on it Thursday night.  I'll show you the progress by Thursday night.  The piano keys just make this quilt.

Last night was Tatting Tuesday and I worked on my flag.  I am getting this done slowly but I'm really enjoying it.  I don't get to tat except on Tatting Tuesdays as I've got so many other crafts to work on.  I am on the last two strips so hopefully I can get this finished by the first part of February.  One of the girls brought Primo dough last night to tatting and showed us how to do it. She brought her rolling pin, cutter and pasta maker.  She brought her cutters and made small stars.  My friend, Mary Jo,  is making a flag too and she wanted these for her tatted flag.  I am considering this but I really want to stick to all thread so I can put this in the fair under tatting and not other techniques....I'll let you know...

Tonight, I'm going to be teaching a friend of mine to knit.  Maybe I should say, I'm going to try to teach her to knit.  She's left handed and I've never taught anyone to knit. I'm going to show her what I do and try to help her get the hang of it.   We'll see how it goes tonight and if it goes ok, I'll continue next week.  If not, I'll refer her to the knitting store or my friend that teaches knitting for a living....I'm excited but kinda nervous. Wish me luck!


Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Hey Linda!
First, way to persevere on the UFO!!!!!!!!

Second, being a left hander myself, my advice is: teach her like YOU knit! I do many things as a "righty" would because I was taught by righties (ie: shoot pool, cut with scissors and rotary cutter, drive a stickshift (duh, right???)). I must admit that when my daughter cuts with her left hand (she's also a lefty), it just looks weird and wrong. For some reason, her mind just was ingrained to use the left; I never taught her how to cut. With some practice, if all she (your friend) knows if YOUR taught method, she won't know the difference.

Good luck to you; I'm sure with some patience, you both will be having fun!!!

Miss 376 said...

Hope the knitting went well. My eldest is left handed. I had to teach myself to do laces left handed to show him, as no other way worked, lol.

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