Sunday, September 15, 2013

Taking A Class Worked

new fishWould you believe that this is all I got done on the sewing front?  And, since the applique stitches are not even started, no machine was used in getting him this far.  I’m telling you now, don’t start knitting and for sure don’t buy yarn.








pre fishI did, however, have to buy fusible as all I had were the very small leftovers from other fish and/or chickens.  And look at how large the pieces are for this fish.  Only one dealer carries the brand I use and the company only sells wholesale.  My dealer never buys much and frequently there isn’t any.  So I called, made the lady go look on the shelf and then bought all they had.  This hobby is not easy.






pre classI worked really hard getting that heel made and then the full foot but then I had to wait for the toe until Saturday’s class.
















class sock 9-2013And lookie, lookie, I have a sock.  It looks a little misshapen because it hasn’t been blocked but I can tell you that it fits fine.  The sad thing is that it took me from 10am until 4pm to get it done.  I made a mistake fairly early, had to pull everything I had done that morning and start on that toe again.  However, that is how we learn and the toe came out GREAT.   Now I need to finish the second of the pair: I am currently knitting the gusset.  Once that is done I will only have the foot, toe, and then the Kitchner stitched end.  I have to say that is a little tricky but I will get it done.







tube socks doneAnd to prove I can get something done, here are my tube socks, not only done but on my feet.  I wore them to Pizza Hut, where they keep the place freezing, Friday night and my little feet were toasty warm.  I had a close-up picture but really had to use the one where Abby had to butt in; she is almost as cute as my new socks.






new yarnAnd lest you think that my day at the yarn shop only included a lesson and knitting, here are the additions to my still small yarn stash.  I have plans for most of it but won’t start anything until I have finished the one or two I already have in process.







tree growthLastly, I have to share my Norfolk Pine.  We bought this last Christmas because we didn’t have room for our regular tree.  It survived the winter, looking a little droopy, and then came out on the deck in the Spring and it has thrived.  Can you see the new growth?  I am so proud of it and have promised it that we will find a better place for it inside this winter.  I have never been able to keep one of these alive for a whole year so I am really excited about it.  And the Christmas cactus has grown a lot as well as the Poinsettia we have now had for 4 years.  None of them are going to be excited about returning to the house but we will wait until the last minute before subjecting them to dry, stale air.  I don’t blame them for wanting to stay outside all year.

Sunday, just as I was getting ready to cut fabric for the Deck-Ade The Halls, DH came to tell me he wasn’t feeling good and he would feel better if I was in the house where I could check on him.  I spent part of the day playing games on the computer but then decided it was time to print some patterns, both quilting and knitting.  Once he is feeling better I am going to get back in the groove: I need to see things being accomplished ………. besides socks.  Winking smile

Have a great week.  Gari

14 comments:

Podunkpretties said...

Your feet pictures made me giggle, and little Abby is just adorable!

Sue Daurio said...

Out with the chickens in with the fish! Oh that little fishy is adorable!!

Bonnie said...

Yea for a finished sock. Woot, Woot! Yarn is as tempting as fabric. Just be careful how much you get as then you'll have to find storage space for it. I've got some really nice yarn hanging around along with some plain worsted weight. I wonder if I will ever use any of this stuff up? How about you? And, where do you sew if you came into the house. Hubby back to feeling better?

Teaquilts said...

Great projects, love the variety.

Nann said...
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Nann said...

We used a Norfolk Island pine as our Christmas tree for years. It grew big enough to bear a surprising number of ornaments. However, it finally succumbed to the dry, forced-hot-air heat in the Wisconsin parsonage. When we were in Bermuda we saw the trees "on the hoof." In a moister, warmer climate they get really tall!

From chickens to fish? Hmmm.....

Ramona said...

Your socks look great! Nicely done. I just love your fish. Is this your own pattern? Can't wait to see the rest of the school. :)

Judy D in WA said...

Love the fish!
Photo bombed by Abby. LOL Love your socks. Some days all I want to do is knit, knit and knit. Great yarn buys!

jonni said...

I hope DH is feeling better today.

Sandy said...

I enjoyed reading your post! You made me smile. Hope your hubby is feeling better. Maybe you need to knit HIM some socks! LOL

straythreads said...

Love the fish!!! and your socks and knitting is completely addictive I haven't done any hand applique or and hand quilting since I relearned how to knit totally enjoyed your post today thanks Ann

Linda in Calif. said...

Now I know why I printed off patterns to make those fish - it's adorable. So lively, and colorful. I'm happy for you that your tree is doing well, good for you.

Rhonda said...

Your socks look so warm and toasty. Great job. Sewing seems to be in a slump these days....at least that's the way I'm feeling!!

Kate said...

Hope your DH is feeling better. Congrats on finishing the sock, good luck on the second one.