Thursday, August 24, 2006

Quick update, or what I've been doing (other than work) over the last couple of weeks

An emergency project at work over that last week and a half has greatly interfered with my ability to blog. However, I think that the worst is over--for now, at least. So without any further delay, here's a quick update...

There's been knitting. My friend, Joanne, has developed an interest in knitting socks. One night I'm showing her different skanks of sock yarn from my stash, and next thing I know she's ordering sock yarn from KnitPicks! And needles! And more sock yarn!!! A week ago Saturday I went over her house to show her teach her Magic Loop. Look at the cute little sample socks we made! (She made the pink one, mine's the green one.) She's going to turn hers into a Christmas ornament. I think I'm going to do the same.

She wouldn't let me leave her house until we finished those socks. That wound up being 12:30 am. We started at 5:30ish. And had BBQ in the middle.

I also manage to make some progress on red sock number two that night as well. I'm now on the foot of that second sock (updated picture to come).

I think I'm starting to get the sewing bug again. I made a lunchtime trip to my favorite fabric store in NYC just because I felt like touching fabric and wound up with a swatch of this:

I'm thinking, maybe a skirt? Luckily for me, Joann's had a sale on patterns. I went a little nuts.
Some patterns for me, and some for the house!

There have been some pretty sunsets...

...and some drizzly skys.

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OK, it's late, and I need some sleep. Next time I'll fill you in on
this past weekend and tell you what this

and this have in common.


Anonymous said...

Great socks - and cool fabric!

I know what the first picture is, but I can't figure out what the two have in common... ;o)

Carole Knits said...

Alpaca and reenactments? Is it Fran's?