Crow Quilt and Multi-blue baby bits
The house was a complete messy doss hole after the hols so I had to DO SOMETHING. YUK! I don’t enjoy housework as I know it will be undone quickly. Nevermind it feels a lot better now. I even snuck in a spot of crafting:The finished Crow Quilt based on Meme’s Quilts of Texas’ design. I backed it in cream fleece for extra snuggleness, and bound it in black. I have it draped over me as I type. It is lovely and all mine! I made the children theirs and this one is just for me. 🙂
Close up of corner. The flowers the crows have in their beaks are blanket stitched by hand the rest are machine zig zagged. The fabrics are a mix of what I had including Autumn leaves, apples, and woven browns for the baskets. It was lovely to make. I only messed up once putting the 2nd row crows round the wrong way. A quick bash of unpicking and re-sewing soon got it sorted.
Crows are special to me. A while back when living in Oxford, I saved a crow’s life in a country park called Shotover. It was a long hot dry summer and this crow came straight to me. I gave it water and some of my picnic. The children were enchanted. When it was time to go home it went in my canvas army surplus bag. It spent the night in a shed with an improvised broom handle perch and water and grains. In the morning I opened the shed and dug up some worms as it watched. When it had finished the worms it flew off.
Fast forward to 4 ish years ago. I was up a ladder at a very steep angle painting the gable of the house. I was beginning to wonder if I dared take another step up as the angle was so steep due to next door’s garage at the side too. Suddenly something brushed my shoulder. I looked and saw a crow flying off. I didn’t take that next step but painted from there (and attached the roller to a broom handle later to finish the job). After, I counted the steps down so I could see where I had reached on the ladder. Once on the ground I counted back. I think if I had taken that extra step the ladder would’ve toppled backwards with me on it, landing me on next door’s garage. Was it payback or sheer chance that the crow stopped that accident?
Mittens and booties 6-12m using up the rest of the multi blue.
31 stitches cast on,
seed stitch 16 rows,
12 rows of 1,1, rib,
20 rows sticking stitch,
knit 2 together through back loop, knit 11, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 through back loop, knit 11, knit 2 together
Purl all stitches (27 stitches)
knit 2 together through back loop, knit 9, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 through back loop, knit 9, knit 2 together
purl all stitches (23 stitches)
knit 2 together through back loop, knit 7, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 through back loop, knit 7 knit 2 together
purl all stitches (19 stitches)
Fold and sew side seam.
Make 2 alike.
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