Monday, June 10, 2013

My Needles are Smokin!

I've been doing more knitting than quilting lately because it's more portable.  My quilting projects will be on hold for a couple of months due to....vacation!  I'm going back east to see family and will be gone until about the first of August.

Meanwhile, here's a pair of socks that I recently finished:


These are knit with Knitpicks Felici fingering weight yarn in the Moonlit colorway.  I worked on these mostly during rehearsals and while watching Midsommer Murder episodes on Netflix.  I'm STILL not able to pick out the murderer!

My latest WIP (work-in-progress) is more socks:

 
I'm loving these!  Definitely MY Halloween socks.  Yes kids, these are mine, all mine!  This is more Felici fingering weight yarn in the colorway Spooky.  Appropriate!
 
And I got a great deal on this sport weight yarn from Knitpicks.  They're either discontinuing the line or making room for new colors. Each skein was only $2.75!  Score!
 

 



The skeins on top are the Kingpin colorway, the ones at the bottom are Macaroon, and the ones on the right side of the photo are the Southwest colorway.  Since these skeins are sport weight yarn, they probably won't end up as socks.  I'm thinking mittens, hats, scarves, maybe even a shawl.

I can't wait to visit all the yarn stores in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.  Yes, I want to see ALL the stores.  And it will be so fun to watch the reaction of Spyder and Lizzie (my daughters' cats) to the yarn.  Can I say I look forward to driving them bananas?  And yes, I'll be on a ton of antihistamines while I'm there. 


Friday, June 7, 2013

A Little Less Winter, A Little More Summer Fun

I haven't posted much lately, but I DO have things to show you.  Most of them are in the UFO stage right now.  (Unfinished Objects).  The placemats are turning out just cute as buttons.  I just need to applique the crabs and then bind them. 

I've finished some knitting that I can't show just yet and I have a baby quilt ready to ship to a friend whose daughter just had a new little one.

We had our book club meeting last night at Stella and had a great time chowing down and discussing the book Sepulchre by Kate Moss.  Afterwards, we swung by the Black Cherry Market which has some of the best Mediterranean food in Salt Lake City.

My youngest grandson's birthday was this week!  He's TWELVE years old.  I kind of still think of him as a little boy, but he's growing up too fast.  I want to get up to Centerville to see him before I leave on the 19th. 

So much to do, so little time!   And of course, I have to buy some new clothes.  Wink. 

I'll get some pictures up as soon as possible.