That’s right y’all … I’m writing a post without any reference to books because I have a book-filled update to share this weekend 🙂
Thinking about … finally starting that half-square triangle quilt … it will be my first attempt at a quilt (well, at one I actually think I might finish!)
Grateful to … Juliann for the encouragement and advice. She suggested Red Pepper Quilts’ Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt pattern to begin. It is a very beginner-friendly pattern with lots of photos and techniques. I purchased this fat-eighth bundle (birds! flowers! those colors!) from Fat Quarter Shop back in April when I was first thinking about those half-square triangles. and then my overthinking self took over … which fabrics should I use? what’s light/dark? do I need those 9-block blocks? how big should I make it? etc. etc. etc. … and I got stuck. On Monday, Juliann got me back on track. She helped me choose 11 darks and 11 lights and told me to Just Cut and Sew. I still haven’t gotten to that part, but I’m closer than I’ve ever been!
Inspired to … start now that the knitting on Dune is done!
Yes! all that’s left to finish this sweater is a few ends, a good blocking (gosh, it needs that!), and then one button, just where the waist-level ribbing starts. I’m really delighted with how this is turning out and LOVE the ribbing and eyelet details. I didn’t even know that the detail featured down the left front was mirrored on the sides and underarms until I separated the sleeves.
Finally feeling … like a new person (or maybe simply like myself again?!)! yep, that long-awaited haircut happened last Friday. I love the new stylist; she cut my hair dry and then washed/diffused. She also recommended a curl-friendly mousse that seems to work at keeping the frizz away. A bit of lipstick and mascara and I’m ready to go!
Here’s to the weekend – wishing you the best one available!