Saturday, March 17, 2007

A Bit of This, A Bit of That

Another week seems to have come and gone without me quite getting a handle on it. I'm blaming it on spring fever. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I began sewing the little four blocks to the setting squares on Sunday night. As I said before, this is the quickest I have ever had a quilt go together. The diagonal strips are done and I'm about half-way through piecing the strips together. The blue and pink is part of the same same fabric collection which I ordered on-line and intend to use for the border.

Somehow I seem to have caught a sock bug this winter. I blame it on the fact that I discovered a really nice yarn shop close by. The owner gave me a very simple, very generic sock pattern a few skeins ago and I find it very nice to have another little craft to tuck into those moments when I get stalled out with quilting. Or when I need something a little mindless and soothing to do.

This is the cuff of a sock I've been working on for a while. I actually had the whole sock done (from a published pattern), but I didn't like the heel, or the toe, for that matter, so I pulled it all back and now I'm back to my regular, generic pattern. The yarn is from Mountain Colors and is very easy to knit with. The color is Sierra. It reminds me of a sunset over a mountain.

I have been blog-hopping and I noticed that several have mentioned that they are not always receiving e-mail notification when comments are posted on their blogs. This is also happening to me. So...if you have commented and I haven't replied, please know that I will get back to you. I appreciate all the comments that I get. I still find it incredible that I am communicating with a community that is world-wide.


Libby said...

All of you gals and your knitted socks. I just can't get over it - I become all thumbs when I try to cast on to a knitting needle, let alone use one that is POINTY at both ends *s* Great job.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Oh, your little four patch quilt is looking cute, cute, cute! I'm so excited for you! Silly, huh?

Like Libby, I am all thumbs when it comes to knitting. I've resorted to buying my socks at Target. Sigh! :-)

Pam said...

It is amazing that something so simple as a four patch can be so cute and appealing.

Sock knitting certainly is becoming a bit of a thing lately - one I shall avoid - LOL It is a pretty wool you are working with now.

meggie said...

Socks look good, but I too am resisting the urge. I have bears to knit for!
As to my quilting, it seems to be on stall at present. LOL.
I love the fact we can all be friends, even though we are all so distant!

Ms. Jan said...

The little four patches look so sweet and springy. I'm having a get-together with some gals from quilt guild this week and we are going to learn how to do socks. I figure by the time we need them again in California, I'll be somewhat proficient....maybe!

QuiltingFitzy said...

I love that yarn! I followed you here from a post left over at Fairybread Quilts...where can I get more info on this "carrying the loop to the next needle"? I'm fighting the ladders by giving the first stitch a little bit more of a tug! (Only slightly successful!)

Belém said...

The four patch looks so refreshing. A splendid result for a simple technic.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Thanks for your advice on the sock knitting. I have tried the moving around of the loops, and my ladder is less noticeable. I think it is getting better too - tighter.