Monday, August 19, 2013
Sew, Quilt, Knit, Oh, My!
This is my Design Wall today. This is the ornament block for Deck-ade The Halls from the FatQuarterShop. It doesn’t seem like much but it finally got me back in to sewing.
And I quilted. This is where I am on the Funky Chicken quilt. I did get one of the 9 patch blocks quilted on Sunday and will finish this quilt this week (I hope).
Before rolling to that last row I quilted chicken #9.
I am still having lots of fun quilting those little tail feathers.
And here is Funky Chicken #10.
I got a little artsy on this one. Sometimes I don’t know what gets into me.
Look how far I have come with my very first sock. I am a little over an inch away from starting the toe and then this will also be done. I have started the second sock but have only three rows done so it will be a while before I am wearing these socks…together.
The funny thing happened while I was knitting these socks. I used to knit, over 30 years ago, so picking up knit and pearl was not very hard. However, while watching a basic knitting lesson on Craftsy, I discovered that I am doing the knit stitch WRONG and always have. I am finishing this sock doing the stitch the same way I always have but am learning the correct way on the second sock. Also on the second sock I am trying the Magic Loop method. So far I have pulled the stitches out three times: this is not an easy method. And, boy am I surprised that the DPNs are really easy.
On the home front, we have had rain, Rain, RAIN!
The rain this weekend was a “soft” rain so all the deck plants got to move out from under the roof to soak up some of the water. Doesn’t everybody look happy?
School starts for DH this week so, after a 2 1/2 week vacation we will be getting back to our normal routines. I will miss having him around all day but I will also get a lot more done.
Be sure to check out Patchwork Times and have a great week. Gari