I've finished yet another block for my Nice People Nice Things quilt. This one is a heart block called Nice Things.
This is the back
This block was quick to make, not only because of less stitching but also because I was able to use fabric which I had previously used in other blocks so it was already cut into strips. I stitched in 221.
I've been staying up late at night to watch the Wimbledon Tennis Tournment and on Friday night while watching Federer play Safin I managed to knit one of my fingerless gloves with the Debbie Bliss yarn.
(I tried to photograph it on my hand but it was beyond me!) The wrist part is a simple cable and the body has a 4 stitch rib which you probably can't see properly, and it finishes with a cable row and a picot bind off. The picot edging gives it a slight frill at the fingers.
The wool is so soft - I wish you could feel it as well as see it! I'm pleased with the colour and the way it feels on my hand.
I had intended knitting the other one last night while watching the ladies final, but I guess all those late 'tennis' nights finally caught up with me, and I went to bed instead. Fortunately the match was replayed this morning on Foxtel so I didn't miss out. I think it was the best of the women's matches and worthy of a final. I'm looking forward to the men's final tonight and hopefully getting the other glove finished.
After I put away my tennis racquet it's on my bike for the Tour de France which is by far my favourite sporting event of the year. This year it's extra special because an Aussie - Cadel Evans - is the favourite. Wouldn't it be something if he won? If you haven't ever seen it, you can see highlights on SBS every night at 6.00pm. Be warned though it's very addictive.
Until next time