Monday, October 21, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I have not been doing much sewing lately.  I really missed it and I'm enjoying getting back into it.

I did help a friend make her first small quilt.  She is making it for her soon to arrive great nephew.  It is almost finished but I haven't seen it lately.  Here is the top when I last saw it:

I did finish a scrap quilt for a wedding present.  I am really enjoying using my scraps and long collected  stash.  I had fun using the true scraps-great memories.

This was based on Bonnie Hunter's Oklahoma Backroads.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

On the Needles 10/18/13

I have been out of the blogging business for a while.  I have not been knitting or sewing for ages.  Now I'm ready to get back into it.

I did do some knitting this summer and some reverse knitting as well.  Both of these pairs are from the Fluted Banister Sock pattern which is free online.  I used yarn from Grant Creek Yarns for both of them.  The second blue sock is almost finished.

I had originally tried the blue yarn for the pooling sock challenge but it didn't appear to be pooling.  Now that I have a photo, I can see some "flashing".

I am ready to branch out and make something other then socks.  I have been lurking each Friday and checking all the patterns everyone who posts have been using.  I surely don't need scarves or cowls or mittens since I live in Phoenix but luckily, I have a niece in New York who will be glad to have any I make.