A few weeks ago I posted about my handiwork's appearance on Whip Up.
I managed to guess a reasonably accurate estimate of when I pieced this Mariner's Compass because of the backing papers that were still in some of the pieces. Look closely and you'll spot the word "Lear". I did VCE Literature in year 12 and one of our texts was King Lear. Assuming that I didn't keep my photocopied notes for years and years, which I know I didn't, we can assume that I stitched this some time in late 1992 or 1993.
Weeks from Whip Up had suggested two options. One was a bag with the compass wrapped around it. The other was to cut the compass into segments and put them on a wall-hanging or napping quilt. I liked both of these ideas and decided to combine them. So I took to the compass with the rotary cutter. Then I appliqued the segments to a base in preparation for making a bag. The next step is to quilt both these pieces.
Sock knitting news:
- RPM sock two is coming along. I'm knitting it inside out in order to reverse the swirl. It seems to be working so far.
- I've also cast on for yarrow ribbed sock two.
- I'm still hunting for the perfect sock yarn for S's useful ladies stockings.