MORE quilting … and other stuff

Last four blocks

Finally managed to make four more BOM blocks, and I think I have enough to finish the quilt. Which won’t happen soon … need to select sashing and come up with backing fabric, too. I always bog down at this step.

Thrummed mittens

Thrummed mitten in process. “Thrums” are little folded pieces of drafted fleece (on the left in the photo). These are wrapped around the needle as you knit, leaving the loopy ends inside the mitten. 

This combination of wool and air is the perfect recipe for keeping hands toasty warm.

Pile-o-hats: Using little bits of bulky yarn to make toasty hats, too. This is another way to add inner softness and warmth; super bulky wool yarn is inserted in a stranded pattern rather than in individual pieces.

Here is the outside of a hat made with handspun “slubby” yarn …

And this is the inside.


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