Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Project Updates

Time to take "inventory" of all the projects I am working on right now. Pictured is my latest quilt project. I finished the blocks up and have put them on my design wall with the sashing fabric behind them. I wanted to see how the colors would play together. Pretty nice, I think.  :.) I've also pulled out a blue/green hand-dye for the outer border and am toying with the idea of using either a dark blue or dark green hand-dye for the inner border.

For those that are interested, the pattern is Tide Pool by NWQuilt Design (http://www.nwquiltdesign.com ). It is a continuous line applique pattern. Lots of fun to do. So what is your quilting project??

Onto knitting:  Current project is one from the book "Knitted Comfort for the Sole". I'm making the "Diamond Delight" socks. Although I did spend some time last night re-working the pattern so it will fit the yarn and needles I'm using. The yarn I'm using is one of my own handspuns and is a lighter weight than the yarn the pattern calls for. I've also opted to go with a K2, P2 cuff instead of the K1, P1 cuff the pattern uses. I just like the K2, P2 pattern better. So far it's looking good.....although I'm only ten rows into the cuff.

My previous sock project didn't work out so well though. I had attempted to make the "Movie Sock" from the book "Joy of Sox". Just didn't have the right combination of yarn, needles, or pattern for this one. I did get the first sock knitted.....to the point to where only the toe was left to do. Thought I would try it on to see how it looked only to find out that the sock was too big. Too big in the leg and foot. The heel flap was over an inch too long. Just not a good fit at all! So the sock was undone and the yarn reskeined. Someday the perfect pattern for this yarn (shetland/soy silk blend - mine) will come along. So, what's on your needles??

And, finally...spinning!! On my wheel is a lovely blend of gray shetland, black alpaca, and soy silk. It's spinning up into a lovely tweedy looking single that I'm hoping will finish out to about a fingering weight sock yarn. I would love to make my hubby a pair of socks from this lovely blend for Christmas. He asked for something made from fiber from our own animals....which this is with the exception of the soy silk (which I added to give the finished yarn a bit of strength). So what's on your wheel??


  1. Hi there, enjoy your blog! On my needles is a basic earflap hat made from handspun, and my wheel is waiting anxiously for some carded roving to come back from the fiber mill. Sorry bout your sock being too big, the yarn looks very nice to work with.

  2. Hi Karen,
    Hope your earflap hat is coming along nicely and your fiber is back from the mill. Thanks for reading my blog. :.)