Monday, September 23, 2013

Lots of Knitting: a Little Quilting

green socksHard to believe that I have now knit two pair of socks.  These are the ones that came from my sock class and before I could finish the second one I had to go back and ask for a review of the toe decreases. 

I had a fun email from DS#3 today.  We are going to be visiting him, DIL#3, and DGD#2 next week and they live north of us where the temps have been about 10-15 degrees colder than here.  As an inducement to stay a little longer he told me that they have wool socks I can wear.  Do you think he has been reading my blog lately?  Me neither.  Winking smile





DATH cups readyI did get all the fabric cut for the last of the blocks for Deck-Ade The Halls from The Fat Quarter Shop.  All of the very little pieces are labeled and ready to go but I haven’t gotten any of it sewn together.  I’m not in much of a hurry because I am planning to set them somewhat differently from the original and do not yet have everything I want to use.

When we get back from our short vacation I do have two new quilts I plan to start and, of course, the Weave quilt is still waiting on the HQ.  I think that now that I have 2 pair of socks under my belt, it will be easier to share my knitting and quilting time.  Now I just have to re-find some reading time.  Rolling on the floor laughing




visiting chicken I have mentioned the chickens who populate our yard almost every day (they live next door, I think).  As we were leaving for lunch yesterday we were greeted by this one.  She didn’t seem afraid of us but that could be because I do occasionally feed them with bread crusts and/or fruit.  I wonder if they will ever be tame enough to touch.




weatherAnd lastly, we were one of those areas that had rain on Saturday.  This was what I saw on WeatherBug when I got up. 












rain I dressed quickly and got the dogs ready to go out.  Opened the door to this.  Needless to say we all waited until that first bit passed, ran outside for what was needed to be done, and quickly got back in.  It was suggested that it looked like a good knitting day and that is how I got my green socks done.  We had a great weekend.




I will be linking up with Patchwork Times: please go there and see all the quilting creativity going on.

Gari

12 comments:

Nann said...

Your quilting project looks intriguing....I had to look twice to figure out that those blue patches are post-its rather than fabric! Weather forecast here is for sunny all week.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

LOL I'm the same way w socks! My DD who taught me to knit told me there are Knitting video's I can watch. Just google them. knitting video for socks/heels/toes EVERYtime I get into a problem I do that, watch it knit it, rewind & watch again as much as I need to.

Judy D in WA said...

Your socks are fabulous...glad the weather cooperated for knitting time.
I hope that chicken leaves you a thank you gift once in a while!
I'm just getting ready to kit up my Deck-Ade the Halls blocks. Finally got my background fabric. Love the sticky note labels.

katyquilts said...

Love your socks! It just feels like that time of year to me to get out the books and yarn.

Bonnie said...

I too had to take a second look at the fabric and post it notes. Your socks look comfy. My dogs won't go off the deck in the rain unless they absolutely have to. And, then every once in a while they want to go out and play in the rain. Go figure!

Rhonda said...

Your socks look warm....;-]
It's finally cooler here as I see it is where you live. Fall is finally arriving and not a moment too soon. Take care.

Cathy said...

Great job on the socks! They seem to be rather addictive to make. Too bad there wasn't a way to quilt and knit at the same time, because I'd sure be doing it if there were.

Michelle said...

Love the socks!

Quilter Kathy said...

Can't wait to see what you are going to do with your Christmas blocks!

Kate said...

Fun socks! Looks like you got a lot done. Cutting fabric is no small chore!

Dar said...

I really like your socks. Pretty colors. I'm working my way up to socks -- just completed my 1st dish cloth and working on the 2nd one.

Roslyn said...

What weight of yarn are you using? It looks heavier than sock yarn. Are you knitting top down then?