Currently I’m working on two projects. This first one is a knitting project. It is a lace sweater knit from the top down. A challenge to me. I made myself do a swatch to try to decide which size needle I needed to use to obtain the correct finished garment size. Gauge swatches are something I still don’t feel completely comfortable with, but I did two using both size 3 and size 4 needles. I choose to use the size 4 needles. The pattern is Alina Top Down by Lankakomero. The yarn is Lion Brand LB 1878 in a dark red.
The other project is a quilting one. It is a lap size quilt using purple fabrics, the ones from the Memory Lane quilt and others from my stash. I have basted the finished top and have begun machine quilting. The finished quilt will be 42 in square.
Here is a close up to show some of the quilt marking.
This is the stencil I plan to use for marking the border area.