Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I asked DH what he wanted to do for Father's Day: the beach, kayaking, boating. He opted for boating so all of us could go. I brought the socks that I had to rip out and restart to knit on. We had a good time but it got really hot and the boyos got really whingey.

It's amazing how much faster this sock is going with 64 stitches instead of 108!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


This is a little shawl I'm making out of Kidsilk Haze. The pattern is from One Skein Wonders. It's a very simple knit. The pattern suggests adding beads to the edging after it is knitted. I've never done that but I think I will after I block this out.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Grandma's quilt

My MIL gave me this quilt last weekend when we went up to see the trailer. Her mother made it and MIL kept it to use in the trailer. I am thrilled to have it. Her mother was a very crafty lady (I have a crocheted afghan that she made) and I love this quilt. The squares are made from clothes and on the bottom row two of the blocks are from my MIL's dress. It's the two blocks with the squares on them. Each block is like a mini quilt. Each block is sewed shut and then the squares are all zigzagged together on the backside. MIL suggested I sew a backing on it but I kinda like it just the way it is. Thanks MIL for sharing your mom with me!


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!