I have an early day today (and tomorrow) so I'll have to make this short.
I have a very nice friend (and student) Mrs. Ide, who is multi-talented. She is a patchwork friend though we don't really make things together, just share and admire each other's work. She has done stone carving and made the little family chops that every Japanese family owns for signing papers. She does water color painting and makes lovely cards to send to her friends and family. She has dabbled in weaving and doll making. But probably her first love is knitting and crochet and she is always making some lovely sweater or vest or jacket from yarn. She uses metallic yarns and furry mohair yarn, heavy crinkled yarn and variegated yarn and turns out some fantastic apparel in a very short amount of time!
Last week Mrs. Ide said her yarn closet was overflowing so she was trying to use it up by knitting and afghan stitching a blanket (I've never done afghan stitch but it works up beautifully) and on Tuesday she brought her completed blanket to share. Isn't this a wonderful, colorful, fun blanket! Just right for taking a nap on the sofa! And so soft! Oohh! I want to make one! (as if I don't have enough projects going!) Well, most of my leftover yarn is from Tetsu's sweaters and vests that I've made and he won't wear anything but blue, brown, beige and gray so I'd never be able to make such a colorful blanket but still my head churns with ideas.
Not this year, Tanya. Stay on track and finish the four quilts you are working on!