December 11, 2010
A couple of vital infos I must share.
For those in and around New York City: the Bust Holiday Craftacular is tomorrow (Sunday, December 12). Goody bags for early birds.
(More lovely photos over at The Purl Bee.)
For those with obsessive tendencies, or those who simply are curious about the overpowering yens of others: these blanket kits from Purl have been occupying my every waking thought. I think it’s the combination of overdyed, textured wool fabric, and flat seams. The flat seams are key. (The “quillow” bit? That means nothing to me. I may even save the 10th patch for rug-hooking instead of pillow-fying.) But the flat seams…..in contrasting thread……[holds back of hand to forehead in simulated faint].
Yesterday I found myself musing, on the subway, about whether blanket stitching around the edge by hand would be too Folk Art? Yes? No? Maybe? Seems like it needs an edge. You know how I feel about things needing edges. Fear of unraveling: that has got to be a metaphor for something.
Happy weekend all!