Monday, September 9, 2013

Bits and Pieces

Design WallWell, what do you know, I have a very colorful design wall today.  These are two BOMs that I am getting caught up on.  The funny thing was that when I made my new fish I found that I had now made it twice.  And I still have two more to do before I am up to date.  I have added the 3 wreaths to the Christmas BOM and, again, have two more installments to complete before I am caught up. 





wreath piecesThose wreaths are made up of lots of pieces which I cut up on one day and then put them together on another day.









oppsAnd sometimes I don’t do it right.  In fact I made this same mistake on all three wreaths.  No wonder I don’t like chain piecing!














heel & gusset done Saturday I attended my second sock knitting class where I went to learn how to complete a heel and gusset.  Can you see it?  Isn’t it beautiful?  I am now on the foot part, easy knitting, and next Saturday we will be learning the toe and the Kitchener stitch, a skill I was not able to learn when I was machine knitting.  I am really looking forward to attempting it, again. 






game onOn Saturday afternoon/evening we took a break from all this creativity to attend the Auburn football game.  We had great seats and, of course, it was a great game.  I love being at the games, we only go to one a year, because there is so much going on besides the game.  Also, there is something really exciting when the cheering starts and gets so loud it rocks the stadium. 

Now, it is time to get back to work.  I will be linking with Patchwork Times and What A Hoot.

Happy stitching everyone!    Gari

11 comments:

loulee said...

Those fishies remind me of your chooks! Very colourful.

Ramona said...

Your fish are adorable! And your sock looks great. I have been knitting away, too... trying to make some socks to give as Christmas gifts. We shall see!

Rhonda said...

You are really making progress. I really need to start working on Christmas projects. Love your wreath blocks.

Lois (AKA Onnie) said...

Love your Deckade. I wish I'd done it! Maybe soon.

Bonnie said...

You are very close to being caught up. Good for you. WHAT A HEAL! It is beautiful! Pat yourself on the back. You'll be able to do the kitchener stitch just as well! You go girl.

Dar said...

Your sock is coming along beautifully. I guess it's time for me to take a sock knitting class. That is probably the only way I will stick to it and really get a pair done. Your fish blocks are really pretty. You've got a lot going on with all those BOM, but you'll get them finished one day.

Lori said...

congrats on the knitting! I love to chain piece--but sometimes I have the same thing happen. Again and again and again......

Vivian said...

How can I concentrate on what you are writing in your post when you have such a fantastic header photo?

kwiltnkats said...

The trees, gift packages, and mugs go together easily. Well, one mug gets a star like the ornaments in it's center...making it a bit more time taking. This project is definitely saturated in time with the cutting...so many little pieces. I do like your fabrics! Can you direct me to where I can find the fish BOM? Yours are terrific, happy and fun. Are they completely applique? This looks like an applique project I could tackle in my spare time =^.^= Sandi

Connie said...

What fun projects and your knitting looks wonderful.....new hobby!

Kate said...

Very fun fishes and I love your gingerbread men!