Pat's Knitting and Quilting
July 24, 2009
This pattern called loudly to me - as I've said previously, all the motifs, but especially the Andean birds and dancing ladies were too wonderful to pass up! After pulling out all my sock yarn stash, I came up with what I think is a perfect yarn combination.
I've also started a few more quilts - I saw this pattern and knew I wanted to make it for a child - either a donation quilt or hold on to it for a child in my future. I bought the central tent panel here and went through my stash to find matching fabric for all the borders.
I have also joined round 2 of Crazy Mom Quilts - One a Day Nine Patch Quilt Along - making one 9 patch block each day - I have a huge bin of plaid/woven fabrics and I am limiting myself to this pile of fabric - there should be more than enough for 70 unique 9 patch squares!
We are headed to the Cape for 4 days - another short break from summer life at home - the boys are hoping for big waves - I've got good reading and knitting - ahhhh!
July 12, 2009
I am finding time to knit and quilt this summer, but blogging/reading blogs/Ravelry are are all falling by the wayside! I will try to at least get up some pictures of my projects throughout the summer, but the next few months are very full and weekly blogging might not commence again until fall :-)
Now here are some NOT everyday usual socks!
Designed by the Tsarina of Tsocks herself - they were inspired by Marie - Daughter of the 21st Regiment in the opera La Fille du Régiment. Starting from the toe up - there are boots with little laces, trousers, pleated skirt and and linen stitch military jacket with working brass buttons - My feet are dressed quite well, I must say! This is the 1st time I've ever had to button up my socks - I love it!
There were 2 rows on these socks that were the most difficult knitting I think I've ever done. I could not let my mind wander even a little - It was these 2 rows - the skirt hem - crazy knitting!!! Once I figured it out, it took forever to actually execute - but I sure felt like an accomplished knitter when those 2 rows were done!
Pattern: Daughter of the Regiment by Lisa Grossman - the 2nd Tsock Club kit for 2009
Our morning cereal is much more tasty at this time of year ~
Be back in a few weeks - My Andes Socks are almost done, the blue stars quilt is layered and waiting for it's machine quilting on the next rainy at home day....Hope all of you are having a great summer!
July 3, 2009
Mystery quilts provide JUST enough quilting stress to make it fun :-)
Since I am only using stash fabric (my stash is HUGE, but the pieces are small - I rarely get more than a fat quarter of any fabric), I have opted to use multiple fabrics for the greens/reds/golds - I sure hope this works. At this point I have no idea where this is going - and now I have to wait for the next issue of Quiltmaker...
In the meantime - Dave and I are off to Portland, ME for a weekend BY OURSELVES!! Yes, Kate is watching the boys - one of the many benefits of having an older daughter!