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Friday, June 02, 2006

Twist and Shout

I've made it to the gusset on my Pink Lemon Twisty sock and I am just loving the way the yarn is working in this pattern. I'm pretty easy to amuse, but this is just fun watching where the colors are going to go and seeing the little patterns they make. It also makes me want to knit faster, unlike a certain top that's being knit in the round - ahem.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels like knitting something in the round takes forever. Its nice to know that I'm not alone with that particular brand of crazy.
I also got a little non-knitting fibery thing done yesterday. A long time ago, before I did very much knitting, I quilted. I actually worked at a quilt store - Quilt 'N Stitch. My quilting fabric stash is actually bigger than my knitting and spinning stash. I haven't done much quilting since Caleb was born because knitting is more portable and its easier to keep up with him that way. I do have some quilts that are WIP's, but they aren't ready to be quilted yet, and I'm going to be trying to get somewhere with them over the next few months. This top is one of them. I made this quilt top ages ago, but hadn't put borders on it. I had the border fabric. I also had backing fabric, and binding - I just had to put it all together. Last night I got my act together and finished getting it ready to quilt. I'm going to send it off to Quilt 'N Stitch and have them quilt it for me, so I can bind it and get it on Caleb's bed later this fall. Just in case you're curious, the block pattern is Goose in the Pond and I've done it with scraps of blues, greens and browns, on various white and cream backgrounds.


Blogger Vanessa said...

I too have quilt tops that need to be sandwiched - they are on hold as my knitting progresses - during the summer - I hope to get to mine too. Your quilt top is beautiful! Caleb will love it!
BTW - you are an enabler - I just ordered my yarn to make the same top !!
Smile :)
Vanessa in Upstate NY

7:02 AM  
Blogger Joyce Livingston--a true romantic at heart! said...

Hi, Vanessa...I see you are a quilter. You might want to check out my blog: www.joycelivingston.blogspot.com Yesterday, I began posting a quilt block a day, and will be posting them daily for the next several weeks. Also, you might pass this word on to others. Up until I began to be published in inspirational romance fiction, I traveled the country lecturing and teaching on quilting, and I've had numerous articles in quilting and craft magazines. By the way, I love your pic of your quilt. PRETTY!

Joyce Livingston, author
My lastest book, THE WIDOWS' CLUB, a women's fiction novel is on stores now.

9:30 AM  
Blogger cynic the lamb said...

I love your quilt top. Beautiful job!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

I love the quilt top! I also am a quilter, and my quilting stash and backlog is way bigger than my knitting stash too. I even have an entire room with a fantastic table/desk/catch all my husband made for me. He finished it last summer just before our daughter was born. Now that I have a 3 year old and 10 month old, I don't have time to quilt (sob!). I agree, its much easier to pick up knitting than it is quilting.


2:44 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

i love the way your pink socks are turning out. i just recently started being amenable towards pink.

i also love your quilt. i'm an admirer of all quilters since i can't seem to sew a straight line. i have done crazy quitling where that doesn't seem to matter as much. :)

6:17 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Gorgeous quilt and socks! I agree with you that knitting is easier to do with little ones roaming the house.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Is there no END to your talents girl!

Gorgeous job on all of the above.

9:26 PM  

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