Sunday, March 6, 2011

quilt and socks finished

I finished a quilt with my desert tortoise, Gramps (aka Grandpa T). Since I'm entering it in a special exhibit, I think I'll wait before I show the whole thing. But here's a sneak peek.  I've been wanting to make a quilt with my tortoise for a long time, so I feel good about having finally finished it.

I'm also entering a quilt exhibit called The Art Quilt Experience that will show in Cazenovia, New York. Wouldn't it be fun to have quilts there?! If they get accepted, it will be another excuse to go to NY to visit Samantha et al. And that's where the Notleymere B&B is. I have numerous posts about it, check my links on the right if you're curious. It's the B&B with the life-sized cow.

One of my new year's resolutions was to learn how to knit socks. So I'm pretty happy with myself that I finished my first pair in early March. Here it is in progress.

This is what they look like on. I have small feet, so it was fun to make them just my size. These are old school, very basic, with cheap yarn, following the instructions in Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I figured it was a good place to start. I've seen those books that teach you how to make them toe up, two at a time, on circular needles, and that sounds sooooo hard! Maybe someday. I'm just a sock newby.
I'm almost finished with another sweater for my granddaughter, but I left a necessary ball of yarn at my friend Carol's house. So I started another pair of socks. ;-)

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