Monday, August 22, 2016

Moving right along!

I have all of my blocks sewn into 4 patches for the swap quilt.  I want keep up so there is less chance that I won't get it finished.  Notice I didn't say no chance!  I have two quilts tops that literally are one seam from finished!  This is 5 rows of 15.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Knitting Socks

I have always wanted to learn to knit socks but was afraid that working with 5 really small needles would be really hard.  I tried with the circular needles but kept getting caught in the cable. I finally purchased the dpns and tried hand warmers first so I didn't have to deal with toes and a heel.  This is my first pair of hand warmers.  Kind of an amazed that I finished both of them.
Then I tried socks.  I used the dpns and malibrigo yarn.  It knits up really nice.  I have one sock finished and just have a couple inches to go on the second one. The dpns were really easy.  I didn't even get bothered by the ones hanging when they weren't in use.  I have had the second one almost finished for several months.  I hope when I pick them back up I can remember what I was doing!  I would never pay nearly $20 for one pair of socks but at is what the yarn costs!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Little bits!

I really don't have a lot more to show but wanted to post more often so have to go with what I have.  I put most of the blocks together from the ones I received from my swap partners in Kansas.  I want to keep up each month so when the last month arrives my quilt will be almost finished.  I don't seem to find a lot of time to be in the sewing room so this is my best chance to not end up with a huge stack of blocks that I never get together.  I really enjoy putting a swap quilt together.  Some of the fabrics I would never buy but in the scrappy quilt they all look great!  Thanks girls!