Oh my it's been a couple of weeks since I posted. I have been busy busy. This past month I got a pretty good start on my SWAP. I made 1 top, 2 pairs of shorts and the muslin for my jeans. I used a total of 11 yards and only bought 10.5 yards. That doesn't make for much progress on using up half my stash. In my defense though, the fabric I did buy is all going towards my SWAP. I don't have a picture of the last pair of denim shorts I made because my $20.00 camera battery has died and I don't want to buy a new one. I am going to post my review on PR here shortly, but I used Simplicity 3690 above
I have made this pattern before and really liked them so I thought I would do it again. I have also picked the never ending quilt back up. I am making a few changes to it in the best interest of time and my sanity. As much as I want to, I have decided not to put a design in the center of each ring. We were never able to find a design we liked and I am just not putting as much time into to get it done in any reasonable time frame.
I also finished 2 scarves this month, using a total of 3 skeins of yarn. I have been buying a lot of yarn recently. I need to use a lot more before I go shopping again. It should be easy in that respect as I am working on more scarves for Christmas presents and donating to the Muncie Mission next fall. I did buy 2 skeins of yarn but it does have a purpose. Indianapolis is hosting the 2012 Superbowl and are asking volunteers to knit scarves for the 8,000 volunteers who will be working it. I love football and knitting so I will definitely help out. They estimate that if 12 scarves are donated a day they should have all 8,000 by 2012. Whew that's a lot of knitting. If you want to help you can go here to see how to get involved.