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Pelican Progress.

Posted on | August 4, 2020 | 13 Comments

Okay. I am getting my head around Stage 4 lock down here in Greater Melbourne. There is a lot to keep track of but for us I suppose it is still stay home, don’t visit anyone and wear a mask if you have to go out. This time round we have a big stoppage of retail and manufacturing. I really hope people comply this time so we can relax the restrictions. I am starting to wonder if we will even be able to get together for Christmas!

Well, nothing more to do than keep on sewing. The kangaroo block was completed for the McKenna Ryan quilt and so the last two blocks have been attached.

I have gone through all blocks now to add animal faces – eyes, beaks noses. I have cut the borders and once they are on I can stitch any overlapping parts then finish the applique for the tree in the top right. The branches and foliage spread out over the borders.

Then I also have to add these patiently waiting pelicans to the bottom right border.

I enjoying knitting during the colder months so have been delighted to complete this little tunic/jumper for our youngest granddaughter.

It looks very ordinary in this photo so let me show you the pattern to get a better understanding of the design.

This pattern is available from Bendigo Woollen Mills and was so easy to knit up. It is done all in one piece with only side and underarm seams to stitch. So simple but really delightful. I have also used their yarn. Lovely to knit.

Cold here today. Snow in some nearby areas. Maybe the cold will make everybody stay home who should be there. Wishful thinking?

Have a lovely week.

Cheers, Karen

13 Responses to Pelican Progress.

  • Your stage 4 sounds like our stage 2. It’s all confusing, but hopefully people will figure out and follow the rules. Surely you’re getting excited to finish the quilt. Such patience to work methodically and with so much detail. The pelicans are another fun addition.
    The little sweater is adorable. I love the color.

  • What a happy quilt that is! The characters each have such a distinct personality. Beautiful work you’ve done on it.

  • Astrid says:

    Love your quilt! Beautiful job, so many details. That’s a lovely tunic. I have a few knitting UFO’s; a gnome and a Santa. Hope to get them done before Christmas. Cold here too, colder compared to last winter, but still far from snow. BRRR! Stay safe and healthy!

  • It is certainly scary! And yes why can’t people do whats right! I love how your Aussie Christmas quilt is looking. That tunic is so sweet. Stay safe and keep well Karen. Thinking of you all xx

  • Fiona says:

    I do hope people listen but it seems like so many are being silly, even when they know they have a positive test result! grrr…. I love the quilt… so much work in it but it is delightful and lots to look at in it…. very sweet jumper for your granddaughter, I love Bendigo yarn…

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Great looking quilt, how wonderful! Love the knitting project too.
    Stay home, stay safe, is the message in your lockdown. We had 6 weeks lockdown here in New Zealand a couple of months ago and luckily most people heeded the warnings and complied. When restristionscwere eased it felt so strange to see people everywhere!

  • Linda Dutch says:

    A lovely quilt, with lots of cute animals! I like the idea of some things spreading out into the border, look forward to seeing that!
    Stay safe.

  • Karen D Martin says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! I love the pelicans–I live on Pelican Lake and have a soft spot for them although we rarely see any. I’m thinking we are all just going to have to give up on this year and hope there is a vaccine ASAP–it sure is getting tiring. Our state has recently mandated mask wearing and it’s very disheartening to hear so many complain about it. It just seems to me like such a small thing we all can do to help get rid of this nasty virus. That little sweater is adorable!

  • Kyle says:

    With each new block your quilt gets cuter and cuter. Darling sweater too. Sorry the restrictions are going backwards. No one seems to be able to get a handle on this terrible situation.

  • That is a wonderful quilt, those pelicans are just too cute. I know how you feel, seems like we will be living this way for months to come. I don’t expect to see anyone this year for any of our fall and winter holidays.

  • White Rose says:

    Hi Karen ,feeling your pain my friend ,it feels like it’s going to never end. Oh my this quilt is stunning and so darn cute ,oh what a cute tunic for your grand daughter Karen ,well done with all your beautiful work xx

  • Karen, great progress on your MR quilt! What an awesome job! Sweet tunic for your GD, too! You’re making great use of your time.

  • Susan Snooks says:

    I find knitting very relaxing in this lockdown times. And I love Bendigo Wool too. I’m sure your granddaughter will love her new jumper. It should be great with a skivvy type top underneath for some extra warmth!


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