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August 29 , 2008
Back From Summer Trips

We have had an amazing summer with time spent in Alaska with my oldest son and good friends, followed by a wonderful family reunion in NH where we celebrated my mother's 80th birthday. A little knitting and quilting was squished in with all the other happenings!

I love plain stockinette socks - and I never get tired of watching variegated yarn patterns develop - so these STR Fire on the Mountain socks seemed like the perfect 1st sock to make after my long, shoulder enforced hiatus. Love them!!

Fire on the Mountain Socks Fire on the Mountain Socks

Pattern: My basic cuff down 60 stitch pattern
Yarn: 1 skein STR superwash merino lightweight - "Fire on the Mountain"
Needles: 2 socks on 1 40" circular needle size 2.25mm

Next - Beautiful Komi mittens... I used a child size pattern with size 6 needles and worsted weight yarn for perfect adult size mittens. Charlene Schurch designed this mitten using 3 different patterns - a different one for the palm, back and thumb - with a beautiful 2 color twisted edge - never a boring knit!

Komi Mittens

Pattern: #15 from Knitting Marvelous Mittens Ethnic Designs from Russia by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes - 54 grams Amethyst Heather and 50 grams Iris Heather
Needles: 2 mittens together on 1 40" circular needle US size 6

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Komi Mittens Komi Mittens Komi Mittens

Preview of the next socks (these are going to take awhile!)

journey cable socks

I've been excited about quilting lately and my attention is being pulled that way more and more. I am just starting the machine quilting on my bali scrap quilt. I've done part of the ditch quilting and am starting some outline quilting - I've still got miles to go....think it's bright enough?? The pattern will be more obvious when you see the whole thing. I'm not sure my lights and darks have enough contrast - Can you see stars?

bali scrap quilt bali scrap quilt

and the next quilt...

mother goose quilt

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