Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Socks: Another Pair Finished

I just finished another pair of socks. I love these because they have lavender stripes in them. These are Opal Rainforest Collection and the color is Fish. I'm not sure what the color number is. I ordered this yarn from the Internet, but I was happy to find out that my LYS is going to start carrying Opal sock yarn. Now I won't have to worry about shipping charges, which can really tear a hole in your pocket. Sometimes shipping charges are almost as much as the item you're ordering. Anyhoo... I just started a new pair and I'll post a picture in progress soon.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Lately I've been working on piecing a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. This is a picture of the first block I made. I'm really proud of it and since I took this picture I've added several more blocks. It's really slow going sewing all those little hexagons together by hand, but I'm enjoying it and if I stick with it long enough I hope to have a bed size quilt.

I thought about just making enough for a quilted throw or wall hanging, but I think this pattern is so beautiful that nothing less than a bed size quilt will do it justice.

My mother-in-law has me interested in making a Double Wedding Ring quilt and I would love to do that sometime later on.