Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Winter Chill

Melbourne is having it's coldest day today for two years; we haven't even cracked 10 degrees. That plus all the rain makes it perfect crafting weather. After four weeks quilting Summer at Aster Manor, I needed a little time away from the machine, so I've spent the last few days getting aquainted with some wool I bought last year.

It's a Lincraft wool, a mix of wool and soybean, and really nice to work with. The only downside is trying to match the colour everytime I join a new ball of wool...there are a few "offcuts" floating around my loungeroom. The colours are much nicer in person than they appear in the photo.

I've also finally started on Port-de-France; just a stipple this time, I couldn't face another template pattern for quite a while, and this will get this quilt done quite quickly.


a good yarn said...

There are some very unhappy brass monkeys about that's for sure. Your scraf is lovely - I've never seen wool/soybean yarn. Port De France is delightful. Such a pretty quilt. Ann :-)

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

ooooh lovely lovely work with some very pretty fabric! what a splendid effort - both quilt and scarf. (I could do with the scarf here actually -3C today).

Liz Harrell said...

It's crazy to think of weather that cold right now, but then again... if it makes you feel better... I was sweating at 6:30 this morning when I took the trash out. :)

Aunty said...

The scarf looks gorgeous. I love the quilt, the quilting is great.