Archive for November, 2007

A Quilt!

November 24, 2007

While I was dieting recently, it seemed pointless to sew garments, so I dug out a bunch of bits of a quilt I started several years ago. Today, I finished the 63rd block

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My brother is using the usual “design wall,” i.e. the guest bed, so I got some of those nifty 3M hooks that stick to the wall then come off without leaving pinholes or glue and hung an old queen size sheet on the wall of my studio. And voila! it’s beginning to look like a quilt!

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I think I’m going to do some sort of quilt-as-you-go, since I doubt that wrestling a queen-size quilt on my not-queen-size sewing machine would be any fun. I’ve started a list of the materials I need to buy so I can spread my purchases out during next weekend’s Wichita ASG No-Bus Bus Trip — I want to buy something at as many of the participating stores as possible.

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More Finished Socks

November 13, 2007

These took forever! I’m not quite sure why, but all through the first sock, I hated knitting the pattern stitch. I loved the look, just hated the knitting. Then, after finishing the green socks, I picked these up, determined to trudge through them…and the second sock took two whole weeks (compared to the 10 months the first sock required). Go figure.

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Anyway: Knitpicks Essential sock yarn in pumpkin. My standard toe-up, short-row heel pattern. Stitch pattern from Simply Lovely Lace Socks in Interweave Knits, Spring 2006. My bad attitude aside, a very nice lace rib pattern.

And they’re done!!!!! I can go buy new yarn and try something from Cat Bordhi’s new sock book!