I didn't do any physical work on "Zen" today, (no block making) but I did root through my stash looking for some more blue batiks. The two shelves on the right are my batik shelves:
I also dug around in a couple of bins and found these cool fabric sample swatches. I must have bought them on ebay. They were released by Blank Textiles in 2001. There are two colorways - Rainbow on the left and Hyacinth on the right:
I layed awake last night figuring how to make this big enough for my king sized waterbed... it would take 14 blocks across and 10 rows - so what's hanging on my wall is about half the width. I could make 2 panels 7 blocks across by 10 rows, joining them with a vertical seam in the middle. Then I looked at my stash to see if there was yardage in anything for a background. I've got several 4 yard pieces of fishy blue prints (probably purchased for borders) so I might have enough for a scrappy backing. I'll keep digging and searching since I'm nowhere near ready for a backing.
Here's my progress on my Basket Check Socks - I knitted a couple of 12-row repeats on sock #2 last night while watching the Florida Gators whip the OU Sooners.
This goes pretty fast and I'm wanting to get these finished soon. I have another pair I want to start on - and I've been working on these socks too long! I still need to knit sock #2 for the Wasp Woman socks - its the yellow one shown below:
We didn't sit outside today - it was beautiful and sunny, 65 degrees, but the wind blew 30+ mph sustained, with gusts over 40 mph today. Not exactly pleasant!! There's a cold front coming through - tomorrow will only be in the 40s. I hated missing out on a good day to sit in the sun, but the wind is just too much to deal with. Holding a book, yarn, even holding my eyes open is a challenge!
Gotta go - Friday night is our night out. We go for burgers and fries at the local bar & grill. Its a dive but has the very best burgers in town, heck, probably even in the whole Panhandle. Talk to ya tomorrow!