later on...we'll conspire, as we dream...by the fire.

i guess depending on your mood as well as the season, you can interpret the above in different ways.

diagonal madness, finally.

so i finally finished this Diagonal Madness. you remember, the one i started back in july? after the debacle of the month, i put this one on the non-urgent priority list and it hasn't resurfaced until the recipient's due date drew closer. well, little paulin finally came into the world yesterday and it needed to be done before he got here.

the pattern is based on the 'diagonal madness' quilt found in kaffe fasset's Country Gardens quilt book. if you look closely, you will notice a number of things: a) my version is quite pared down, b) no bordering 9-patch, c) my emphasis on the smaller squares going perpendicular to the larger squares on point are much subtler than the pattern calls for.

ok, it boils down to i did a lazier version of the real thing.

i backed this one with a row pieced together with the left over patched that didn't make it to the front, along with some kona cotton in brown. the binding was attached on the back, and topped stitched onto the front which created this great line of stitching alongside the binding fabric on the back.


baby knits

seems like everyone is having their baby this holiday season, i have been busy knitting up some little gifts. unfortunately i don't have photos of all the little hats, but here are a few that i managed to snap...

from natural knits for babies and moms, the hat from the Blanket and Hat pattern for newborns:

i used malabrigo twist for both of the hats, and i just loved working with this yarn. the finished product was so soft and squishy like no other malabrigo i have used before! want to knit another project with yarn again soon.

based on the pattern for cotton stria stripes from itty bitty hats:

thanks to ari for sending pictures modeling her new hats, paulin isn't here yet to model his, i am sure i will get some photos after he comes into the world next week! i wasn't able to snap a shot of the hat for shane before i had to send it off in a christmas package to the midwest, and in the works is a hoodie also for baby shane.