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June 29, 2009
Uinta Cabin and More Stars

Uinta Cabin socks are definitely not for summer - more like nice wintry wooly socks! I made these using all leftovers from socks and mittens - You'll recognize some of the colors from Maimu's Mittens - another favorite Nancy Bush pattern.

Uinta Cabin

Pattern:Uinta Cabin by Nancy Bush from Knitting on the Road
Yarn: Leftovers including, Mountain Colors Bearfoot, Lorna's Laces Sport, Silja Strompegarn, unknown white.
Needles: 2 socks together on 40" circular needle. I used 4 different size needles to complete these for a perfect fit - c/o using 3.5 mm; cuff 3 mm; leg 2.75 mm; foot 2.5 mm.

Uinta Cabin

The patterns on these socks are all ranch brand and logo designs from ranches near her cabin in the foothills of the Uinta Mountains. I like the plain foot on these - I may do that with future colorwork patterns - not as bulky in shoes, but still all the prettiness of color and design on the legs.

Uinta Cabin Uinta Cabin

I always seem to drift toward quilting in the summertime. I'm perusing lots of quilting blogs, looking through my magazines, planning future quilts - the pendulum has swung - at least for the summer! I think I might make this Christmas Lights Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter using only scraps from stash - it's a little scary and goes against all my control/perfectionist tendencies, but that might be a good thing!

When I planned the center of this quilt I forgot that there would be 504 star points to match up!!!

blue stars

After a weekend of playing with EQ6, this is my final border plan ... eq6 blue stars

Click the mini picture if you want a nice big view. I wanted a pieced border, not only for the beauty, but for practicality since all my fabrics are small pieces. I came up with many border plans that were discarded - some more intricate and some simpler - I like this one! Now to execute it.... So much fun to watch this starry quilt come to life!

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