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El's Kitchen - pork and beans

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El's Kitchen - pork and beans
Originally uploaded by knittingkim This was a quick block! It's the second block for my quilt club's quilt along. I love the bright colors.

TdF 2013

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TdF 2013 - days 15-18
Originally uploaded by knittingkim I didn't get as much spinning done as I would have liked. I did I manage to get 900 yards of a lovely 3-ply completed. This fleece is just gorgeous, but it has a ton of vm. It's killing me. I pick more than I spin. The finished product is worth the wait.

Crazy Quilt 2013

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Crazy Quilt 2013
Originally uploaded by knittingkim Hi! It's all finished and in use. It's a great size. I think the quilting looks pretty good. I need to work on my stippling to make that look better, but overall I'm satisfied.

maxi skirt 2

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maxi skirt 2
Originally uploaded by knittingkim Yep, here is the second one. So easy.

Maxi Skirt 1

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Maxi Skirt 1
Originally uploaded by knittingkim It's hot! I needed something that would keep me cool and comfortable. Maxi skirts were the ticket. I have actually made 4 of them. This white one has small pin stripes of yellow going down the skirt. No pattern as it is really just two rectangles with an elastic casing to make the gathers and hold it up. I used 2 yards to make a very full skirt.

TdF 2013 - day 12

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TdF 2013 - day 12
Originally uploaded by knittingkim Still stringing along with this. Lots of VM getting in my way. More tomorrow.

El's Kitchen 1

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El's Kitchen 1
Originally uploaded by knittingkim So my quilting group has decided to start a quilt along. We decided to make the quilt from Eleanor Burns, El's Kitchen. The quilt is designed in the 1930's palate. I tried to pick colors that would be ideal for this, but brighter. This one is called Apron.

TdF 2013 - day 10

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TdF 2013 - day 10
Originally uploaded by knittingkim One bobbin done for round 2.

TdF 2013 - day 9

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TdF 2013 - day 8
Originally uploaded by knittingkim I have a bunched carded up and have started round 2.Whoot!

Quilty Barn 9

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Quilty Barn 9
Originally uploaded by knittingkim I thought I would do a quick post. This is barn number 9 . It was a fun little block!

TdF 2013 - day 6

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TdF 2013 - day 6
Originally uploaded by knittingkim Happy 4th of July everybody.!

A little spinning but mainly hanging out with hubster and friends.

TdF 2013 - day 5

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TdF 2013 - day 5
Originally uploaded by knittingkim Day 5, a added another 2 ounces to the 2nd bobbin, and this is the start of the 3rd bobbin. I am shooting for light worsted for a three ply. Hopefully I can finish this one up on Thursday and start plying on Friday.

TdF 2013 - day 4

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TdF 2013 - day 4
Originally uploaded by knittingkim Not much on the wheel today. I think there is around 2 ounces spun. I also spent part of the day teasing out another batch to be carded on Wednesday.

Quilty Barn 8

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Quilty Barn 8
Originally uploaded by knittingkim I am finally caught up on my quilty barn along. This was a tougher block to get right. I had to do a mock block to figure out how to make it. All good. Back to spinning and pics tonight.

TdF 2013 - day 3

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TdF 2013 - day 3
Originally uploaded by knittingkim More of the fleece that I have for my goal. I carded about 5 ounces this morning. It made a big difference teasing it out before putting it through the carder. You know what they say, if it is worth doing, then do it right the first time. Lessonslearned.

TdF - day 2

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TdF - day 2
Originally uploaded by knittingkim Not much in the line of spinning. I spun enough of the fleece to get an idea of how it will spin up. It needed three passes through the carder, so I teased out some tonight. Hopefully it won't need three passes with the extra loosening up of the fiber. It does spin like butter. More tomorrow.