Monday, August 22, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
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
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!