I'm still knitting socks... having fun!
This is my latest - a pretty lacy white wool sock designed by Nancy Bush. It qualifies for the monthly challenge on Ravelry in the SKA group. The pattern is "Copper Penny" from the book "Knitting With Handpainted Yarns" - funny huh since I'm using ivory wool. :) Here's how it looked when I used handpainted yarn:
Here's another sock that I've been working on. Its a sweet simple little cable in a great striped yarn from Knit Picks. Its a knit-4, purl-2 rib for 4 rows, then on the 5th row its a 2-stitch cable. Very easy to knit! Did you notice this one's being knit on 2 -circular needles? That's a lot of fun. I thought I'd be a DPN knitter for life, but I'm digging the 2-circs and magic loop too. :)
These are my most recent "finished" pair of socks. These are a clover-cable stitch that I finished in May (I think). I love these socks - they are knitted from Knit Picks Essential Tweed and I got 10-stitches per inch, so they are a really dense fabric. They're very comfy too!
Of course, its not the season for wooly knits, so I'm wearing the Birks with nekkid feet or else wearing sandals. My office is usually 69-70 degrees, but its hot outside (98 today!)
I've been doing some quilt-piecing too. We just had a sew day on Saturday - our project for the month was the Bento Box quilt. I'm making mine from browns/tans/golds. Its really scrappy but a more controlled color scheme than I'm used to.
Last month we started another ongoing project. We are making "brown bag" log cabin blocks. The requirements are simply to put all the light strips in one bag, and the dark strips in another bag. You pull the strip out of the appropriate bag for the side of the block you're working on, and you sew it on regardless of the color/pattern. The only exception is that you can toss the strip back in the bag if it is identical to the strip it would be sewn next to. :) Fun, huh? The other fun part is that after working on our blocks for awhile, we pass our dark/light bags to the next person and continue sewing. This way we are sharing our strips of fabric but sewing our own blocks. This project is going to be our ongoing UFO project for the months that we don't pick a specific pattern to work on. I really like log cabin quilts. (and I need to take some quilt block pictures)
Here's some new shots of the G's (Goofy and Gracie):
Mr. Scooba's job is wonderful. He is so happy! He's good at his work, and enjoys his co-workers and the people he represents. The people he represents like him and he is doing good things. This job has been an incredible blessing. I am still amazed at how it came into our lives at the perfect time.