Monday, April 21, 2014

mood indigo

I didn't touch any stitching this week.  But I did work on my fair isle knitting.


I'm over halfway done!

And I also worked on my Tula Pink blocks.




And of course, my Fussy Cut Friday star for the week, using another Judie Rothermel fabric.


My next stars will all be more like this one -- calmer and less fussy, so to speak.  Need some calm stars as well as big and fussy stars.

The father type and I went to Tarrytown again -- dinner first.


Salad followed by a vegan shepherd's pie, finishing with  carrot cake.


Then off to the Music Hall


To see


(Father type bought the tickets after checking with me to make sure nothing was going on that day.  All the while I was sitting there thinking, "now isn't that day special for some reason?"  Um yeah.  Easter.  lol!  Luckily, both kids were not planning on coming home for Easter so we were ok.)

We had a good time, although I'm not sure what the Indigo Girls were thinking having a hip hop act as their opening set.  Ugh.  The Indigo Girls themselves were great.  (The hip hop act was good too, I'm sure.  I just don't like hip hop, as the majority of the audience obviously didn't either.)

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!



37 comments:

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your knitting is sublime! What a gorgeous piece! Glad you and your hub had a great Easter...without your chicks! Have a great week...
Robyn

The Inspired Stitcher said...

It's always fun to do something out of the ordinary like that. Love how the knitting is coming along. Have a good week.

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness! Your knitting is very impressive. Your Tula Pink quilt is gonna be awesome.

Vera said...

Sounds like a great weekend Margaret. Love the looks of the music hall -- must be so nice to see performers in that setting. And your knitting - wow!!! You've gotten so much done and it is gorgeous.

Ellen said...

Your knitting is amazing! Love it.

Sounds like you and your DH had a great day with the concert and dinner.

Annie said...

Gorgeous colors in everything. That knitting is just beautiful. Takes so much concentration, doesn't it?

And what you had for your 'Easter' celebration!

Beth said...

Color! This post is itself an Easter / Spring celebration!

cucki said...

Aww sweet knitting..I love it so much..
Hello dear Mia :)
Very sweet Easter celebrations..
Hugs x

Ronin said...

love the knitting. It's always good to have a good time with hubby. hip hop is also not my thing lol. Have a good time

Melissa said...

I love that knitting! You're doing so well with it. The Tula Pink blocks are so pretty and bright!

You've caught Mia in a pensive mood. Maybe she's thinking "when is the boy coming home again?"

Chris said...

Love that fair isle pattern it is gorgeous And your blocks are such lovely colours, can't wait to see them made up.
Chris

Linda said...

Your knitting is gorgeous Margaret. Dinner looks yummy.

Linda

Laurie in Iowa said...

Gorgeous fair isle project and your Tula blocks are lovely too!

Mary Ann said...

I love your knitting project and quilting progress!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your knitting is coming on a treat, busy fingers indeed. Each fussy cut star is so bonnie, I like them all. Happy Easter to you and to Mia.

Evelyne said...

Lovely knitting.
The Tula Pink quilt have a few beautiful blocks more I see.
What are you going to make of the fussy cut stars, I love them very much!!The fabrics are so beautiful!

Have a nice week,

Evelyne

Dawn said...

Your knitting is just as impressive as your stitching!
Loved seeing your yummy meal - how fun, and a concert to boot.

valerie said...

Great knitting and quilting. It all looks great! Indigo Girls...how fun! So strange they had some hip hop group open for them tho. Glad you're out and exploring fun stuff. I love hearing about it all. :)

valerie said...

Great knitting and quilting. It all looks great! Indigo Girls...how fun! So strange they had some hip hop group open for them tho. Glad you're out and exploring fun stuff. I love hearing about it all. :)

Krista said...

The knitting is amazing!! I have always stuck to just one color, lol! Tarrytown looks really neat. Glad you had a fun time at the concert!

Kathy Ellen said...

Oh Margaret.....I have never seen such a gorgeous and unique Fair Isle sweater. The colours are incredible!

Beautiful progress on your Tula Pmk quilt too.

Oh what fun you and your DH must have at the Music Hall, and that dinner looks mouthwatering! Love that great carrot cake finish too!

Blessings!

Jackie said...

I'm with you - a rap opener for the Indigo Girls does not make sense. It's funny about forgetting Easter!

You've made great progress on your knitting project! I've never knit with Koigu before.

Wanda said...

Margaret, your fairisle knitting is fabulous! Wow!! Love your quilts - they are going to be amazing. Have a great week!

Heritage Hall said...

Dang you're good at whatever you turn your hand to..... Beautiful
work on the fair isle piece..
Embroidery is mounting toward
perfection. When you cannot manage something, let us know....

Chris said...

What a colorful week! The knitting looks great and I love your star and the blocks. I especially love the ladybug fabric in your blocks.
What a fun night out, just the ticket after such a crap winter.

Marsha said...

Those stars fasinate me. I really enjoy seeing them. Your knitting is gorgeous. I love all those colors the the intricate designs. Is there a Fair Isle sweater in your future? Glad you had a nice Easter.

Solstitches said...

I loved this post Margaret.
It's full of colourful eye candy.
The Fairisle scarf knitting is stunning.
Love the quilt blocks and the yummy food pics too.
Margaret

Sherry :o) said...

Your knitting is awesome! Have a good week.

Sherry :o)

Melody said...

Margaret, your fair isle knitting is amazing! I think it looks very difficult... but oh, so pretty!

Looks like you had a fun night out.

Carol said...

How gorgeous is your scarf, Margaret!! Really lovely work and colors... And I'm glad you had a fun night out with your DH since the kids weren't going to be able to make it home... That carrot cake looks divine :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great knitting progress - and beautiful! Quilting is pretty fab, too. Ah - a hot time in the old town tonight!! YGG.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I absolutely love the colorway in you knitting - so fun and happy! Your Tula Pink quilt squares are lovely as well but OMG, that star! Spectacular, Margaret! I love how the fabric matches up exactly - don't know how you do it!

What a fund concert to go to and I love the tee shirt!

Brigitte said...

I love the colours in that knitted piece, so beautiful and bright. And also the Tula blocks are very colourful. I'm getting more and more curious to see where these blocks lead.
Nice evening for you and your husband on Easter.

Annette-California said...

Love love love your fair isle knitting. The colors are amazing and your knitting.
Your quilt blocks are beautiful.
love Annette

Kaisievic said...

I love, love your Fair Isle mobius scarf. Any chance I can commission one? lol!
Looks like you had a fun Easter.
hugs, Kaye

Donna said...

Love your knitting and quilting. Your food looks so yummy, I am going to share some of my crochet on my blog but I can not knit. But I really love to crochet, I follow no pattern so it is very relaxing. have a good week

Karoline said...

Your cowl is looking gorgeous and the quilt blocks are lovely