Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Look, Ma!! I'm Quilting!!

All my leftover sock yarn is finally going to good use. The neighbor also offered me a heap of hers. I'm making small squares to sew together, because I don't have THAT much sock yarn leftover - just lots of little bits.
Anyway, I figure I'll find some dk leftover to knit all the blocks together into a blankie.
I have a feeling that this is going to be one of those projects that I add onto for decades.......hobby security ;)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


So I finally got my copy of Mason-Dixon Knitting yesterday and I'm thinking I possibly got ahead of myself with the sock-leftover-knitting. After seeing the log cabin quilt in the book, I figure the same can be done with my sock leftovers. Knit a square, pick up the stitches on the side and knit a rectangle, pick up the stitches from the side of that and repeat until it's big enough to keep me warm.
I could alternate light/darks or solid/patterns and knit myself up a pieced masterpiece. Might not be enough leftovers when I get to the bigger pieces, but then again: why not knit up smaller log cabin pieces and sew a log cabin neighborhood!
ooh, I can see all sorts of possibilities with this one....the swatching will definitely have to start today.
Any ideas blogland?

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Lorna's Leftovers!

Finally found an outlet for my sock leftovers. I'm knitting baby squares and I'm either going to make a cat rug, lap blanket or afghan - it depends on how long it takes me to get bored.

Right now I'm having a blast going back through all the socks I've knit as I make squares from their remains. I imagine myself draped in this multi-coloured monstrosity while watching tv and glancing down every once in a while to remember a Birthday gift, the first time I tried the after-thought heel or how I really need to get my hands on more Mountain Colours Bearfoot ;)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Can't Post From the Garden....yet.

Ever since the temperatures rose back above 0 degrees (Kelvin!) I've been spending as much time as possible in the garden (and cellar and wool room and am even re-arranging the kitchen). I decided to take the motiviation and use it to its fullest advantage before it's gone again ;)
The rose bushes weren't too excited about being trimmed (as the condition of my hands can attest). And the wool room proved to have less storage than I remember from last summer.

On the knitting front, I started the Maple Leaf socks from the Townsend Knit A long, but progress is slow as my hands have been continually full of dust, dirt or tools. But the house looks mucho bettero!