Pat's Knitting and Quilting
June 29, 2009
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.
Pattern:Uinta Cabin by Nancy Bush from Knitting on the Road
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.
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!!!
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!