Sounds ominous doesn't it? But nothing ominous at all is happening in February, other than the SECOND ANNUAL QUILT ALONG WITH MELODY.
Not to jump the gun, since it is not even half way through January, I just thought that a little pre-cutting might get you going and start a nice collection of stuff to start sewing next month.
This time I am thinking we should work with strips, mostly since I have some already cut from two jelly rolls. I'll bet if you have some too, you are looking for interesting things to do with them and need a nudge. I'm with you and HAVE SOME IDEAS.
You might have some fat quarters laying around too, which will work into some lovely 5 inch squares, and the remaining fabric can be cut down into strips. I am not saying what dimensions for the strips, because it doesn't matter. Just start cutting, and then group by color.
I am especially hoping you'll have some stripes in your stash, as they can be so dynamic and graphic in a design.
I plan on making a Flickr group where you can upload the stuff we make and see and comment everyone's products. If you don't have a Flickr account, now is a good time to get into that too. Then we'll all be set when February arrives.
Yes, February is a dismal month, but it's all about attitude. If we know the weather is going to be icky, let's focus on what is inside and make the most of it.
Here's what we got yesterday...6.75"
We are worried that Chumley's head seems to be shrinking.
We stayed in and made cookies and watched videos downloaded from Netflix, La Vie en Rose a biopic about Edith Piaf, in French with subtitles. It's great to be able to stay awake and watch a film all the way through and then have a short nap and feel like trying out some new knitting.
I have a new friend, Joan of Focus on Color, that I met on Ravelry, and she is making wonderful stuff with modules, like these, and so of course I have to try my hand at them too. Here are some of her hats.
I am figuring out my gauge at the moment and making samples before I go nuts with multiple yarns and crazy color. She did give me a pattern, which I might end up following, sorta. She understands how I work since she works similarily. Some people have hobbies, and others have obsessions. We belong to the latter.