Friday, July 24, 2009

I seem to have taken an unintended blogging (and quilting) break this week.

What I did work on was a cowl using Noro Silk Garden sock yarn using this pattern. I bought the yarn last winter, I think, but I couldn't find anything to use it for, except socks. The yarn is soft, but nubbly, so I didn't really think socks were going to work. If I'd bought two skeins I probably could have made a small shawl, but alas, I only had the one.

It measures about 24 inches in diameter and 15 inches long. I used size 8 needles, which were probably too big for this yarn, but let me tell you, it drapes beautifully. I think it will look good under a jacket this fall. I was amazed with how much I was able to get out of this one skein. I liked the pattern so much that I bought a few balls of cotton yarn to do it again.

Hancock's of Paducah was having a sale on select fabrics. Sigh. It's hard to pass up fabric at half-price. I always justify it to myself that if I don't like the fabric when it comes I can always use if as backing or something. But these are really beautiful.

And these reds. Can you believe that there was a time when I didn't like reds? These are just wonderful.

I've been collecting Turkey reds for a while to make a red and white quilt and I think I probably have enough to get started. One of these days.

I haven't forgotten the bindings for my two big quilts. Once I've fortified myself with another cup of coffee, my plan for today is to get at least one binding put together.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Lynda said...

When buying sale fabrics, just buy fabrics you like! That way, you will use them eventually. (It works for me!)

ranette said...

Love, love, love those reds!