Pat's Knitting and Quilting
January 29, 2009
I've had a bag of bits and pieces of Koigu leftover from Charlotte's Web since 2004 and When SKA had their December leftover challenge, I decided it was time to use this yarn! What I should have realized is that the result of using 4 different variegated yarns in a spiral pattern, just makes 1 giant variegated yarn...Oh well - I think it made a pretty pair of socks and despite the tangled mess of knitting with 8 balls at the same time, it was fun!
Pattern: Stashbuster Spirals (sort of)
I've been cutting beautiful batiks to remind me that spring really is coming! This lap quilt is going to be all color play with very simple blocks. After taking this picture, I've pulled out many more fabrics because I decided to make it 80 (5"X 4 1/2") blocks instead of 56 - will still be a lap quilt at about 40" X 50" - more on this when I get some blocks made.
Prize winnings!! I love random generators :-)
and lastly....Dave wants a pair of heavy warm boot socks....I didn't want to make boring bland socks and told him if I could use the above bright gorgeous yarn, I'd do it - he said "YES". I'm excited that he is expanding his sock yarn horizons....if this appreciation of bright wild yarn keeps up, he will surely get more socks in the future!