We sat at the kitchen table and talked and knitted away. I knitted a pair of infant socks. Yes, I know you can buy them much cheaper but there is something tactilely attractive about a soft cotton bamboo fluffy pair of socks for a baby girl that just urges me on. Here they are. Can other colors be far in the future? I dare say there will be more.
Admittedly dealing with four double pointed needles in size three for such a small item took a bit of finger gymnastics but I prevailed. I intend to try a circular cable technique to knit two at once for my next pair. If anyone has experience with this, let me know. The book I plan to consult is
Then I bought these three colors for a baby afghan. Don't they just go together is a luscious sherbet-y way? More on this project in the future, once I have started it.
My daughter reminded me to take some pictures of my newly upgraded sewing room. We took out the carpet and it now has lovely hickory hardwood floors so I can roll my chair my in and out more easily to get up from my sewing machine. Also I wanted to be able to sweep rather than vacuum up thread and scraps.
I might note that like most projects there was a definite scope creep. I want to expand to the adjacent bedroom in case I get a quilting machine. So of course the two rooms should have the same flooring. And of course, you do not want to have to deal with a threshhold to pick up and sweep over, so the hall connecting the two rooms should also change to hardwood. To make a long story short, we ripped up carpet in four bedrooms and the hallway and put in hardwood. Of course this made the bathroom look shabby so we replace the old linoleum in there with vinyl planking that looks like hardwood. Disassembling the rooms, emptying all the closets, and reassembling the rooms all took place the week before my sister arrived. Whew! What an undertaking! But the results are sure worth it. See the pictures of my sewing room.
My newly refurbished sewing room did get a quick workout. About 10 pm the night before my sister is to fly home (last night), I decided she needed a pillowcase. At the fair she bought a super-duper fancy pillow that is absolutely positively touted (and guaranteed!) to cure all your sore neck and spine nerve frazzled ailments and keep you in REM sleep for all the nights for the next ten years of your life. Something that awesome needs a pillowcase, of course, so while she was packing I set out to make one. I do not have a picture of the finished product. After all, when you go to bed at 1 am to get up at 5 am, the lighting is not the best and the completed item does still need to be packed. But here is the source fabric combo in my sister's favorite colors.
This is WIP Wednesday and I feel pretty silly re-listing things I have not worked on but here it is none-the less. Seems like other wanna-do's keeping cutting in line to the head of the list.
- Turquoise baby socks
- Completed yarn purchases for next 3+ projects
- Had a great time with my sister
- Quilting of doll quilt by MaryAnn is complete
- Little witch girl quilt to be
- Duck, Duck, Goose - completed binding- change mind, will quilt by self
- Doll quilt - attach binding
No progress (but re-listed here so I do not forget and leave buried in closet):
- Hexagon Mask Quilt - layout begun but overwhelming
- Fire and Ice Quilt- sitting in closet awaiting decision on backing
- Grinch Quilt - ripening on the design wall
- Pumpkin/Iris/Blossom square wall hanging- needs backing and binding
I want to start:
- Presents with Bows quilt kit
- The Ghastlies- strip quilt
- Peach/lilac/pink baby blanket
- More baby socks
- Baby crocheted dress
This week's stats:
Completed projects - 4 (I count generously)
New projects - 1 ( doubled counted as completed socks)
Currently in progress - too many to count