Saturday, June 05, 2010

This week

It's been a busy week, although mostly those chores, like computer work, and prep work like fabric pressing, a little shopping for supplies, a little knitting, and I did get to attend one of my local quilt guild's meetings to see my friend Carol Hedeen's applique presentation, which was wonderful, and I even learned a few things that I'm going to try out in my own projects!

Knitting and weaving are some of those background projects I work on between everything else, and although progress is usually slow, eventually I manage to make things in time that would otherwise be wasted. My current weaving project is moving slowly, although I'm making progress and can see more layers around the cloth beam, pictures would be just more of the same, so I'm using it for the background of my knitting pictures. Right now I've got two sock projects going at the same time because I find it difficult to work on the teal socks without adequate lighting, and I can't see sitting in the car just looking out the window, watching the world go by, or waiting for appointments, without doing something, I usually have a sock project in my purse that I can pull out to work on.

The new sock pattern is Serenity Socks, from the book Sock Club, and are a free download from Martingale and Company, who is also the publisher of my book, Flower Show Quilts, which is coming out in October. I love this pattern!!! It's knitting up quickly, and amazing how much I can get accomplished with each road trip (luckily I'm usually sitting on the passenger side). I'm working on the toe, so should be able to finish it up and start the second sock on the next trip! The yarn is Ranco Multy sock yarn, color 311 from Araucania Yarns.

I'm not sure if I've mentioned these teal socks, as they've been in my purse for quite a while. I must admit that once I started the Serenity Socks, I was enjoying them so much that they have been neglected even when there has been enough light to work on them. The pattern is the TTL Mystery Sock pattern designed by Kirsten Kapur, for Through The Loops, and I beleive the yarn is Louet Gems, hand dyed by Cherry Tree Hill, that was in my stash.


Judy S. said...

Hi Lynn! Which quilt guild do you belong to? I did those mystery socks too; amazing how different they look. Just like in quilting, the yarn/fabric makes a pattern look unique, I guess. I finally finished a couple pair of the mock cable pattern I got from your blog!

Delighted Hands said...

The serenity socks looks like a great pattern-I I would make them toe up and see how that adjusts the pattern!

Lynn Majidimehr said...

Judy, I'm a member of Block Party, Stray Threads local quilt guilds as well as APWQ (used to be APNQ) and AQS that I can think of off the top of my head. You're right, yarns make such a difference, and I'm happy you made socks from a pattern I linked to!

Delighted Hands, I'm finding it hard to resist working on them, and will have to try working toe up on a pattern designed cuff down in the future (I usually just go with the way the pattern was written, only substituting the needles I like - two dp needles).