Friday, November 7, 2014

Just Sticks, String and Some Quilts

Despite our incredibly wet weather which should produce lots of stitching, I don't have a lot to show, or at least that I can show. (I am working on two of three Christmas stockings that have to remain secret for a bit. I have turned the heel on the first one at least.)

Last week I caved in and started a new KAL from the Knitters Brewing Co., a sock called Snow Dancer.  I just had to know how that snowflake was created, but there are lots more of them to do, and the flakes on the cuff have beads.  It's a fun and challenging project, but I don't expect to finish it any time soon even though 2 flakes are now done!

This washcloth, however, is both fast and fun. Mere has made lots of them! The pattern is free at Ravelry and is called "The Almost Lost Washcloth.  A washcloth coupled with homemade soap makes a great gift, and I've been very happy with soap from Cranberry Morning's etsy shop.
This morning my friend Becca and I made our annual trip to the Block Party Quilters show at the Issaquah Community Center.  Janet Fogg is the featured quilter, and you can see a couple of her quilts in the distance. If you live anywhere closeby, I'd recommend that you attend. It will be open on Saturday and Sunday, too.

So there you have it in a nutshell! I'll post photos of some of the quilts so Have a happy week!   Oh, and remember to check out Patchwork Times to see what others are knitting this week.


Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, those quilts are gorgeous.mi would love to see them in person, but it's not going to happen. Sigh!

Love the snowflake socks!

Araignee said...

I'm busy knitting washcloths that I am planning to gift along with some handmade soap this year. I picked up some soap making supplies last week and as soon as I carve out some time, I'll be brewing up some potions for sure.
I have never been to a quilt show before. I'm going to have to look around and see what is going on in this area. That one looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

That snowflake on the sock is really cool!

Knitting here has been very slow. I was planning on a quiet week, but it didn't turn out that way at all. LOL

Then this morning I was going to knit ... oh well, best laid plans. I woke up with a UTI and, of course, my doctor doesn't work on Friday. Spent my morning/afternoon sitting with a bunch of hacking/weezing/sneezing sickos and ......I forgot to bring my knitting. ARGH!!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my - Janet Fogg's quilts are SO wonderful!!!! I was very, very tempted to go get that sock kit, but I stopped myself just in time. I've got to get Emma's hedgehog mittens done first. Then, I may have to make some snowflakes :*)

Dar said...

Your blue snowflake socks are going to be so pretty. Someone is going to love wearing them. I also like your wash cloth. That is unique. Thanks for the link.

Mereknits said...

Love the dishcloth, they are so fun and fast to make. The quilt show looks fantastic.
Hugs to you Judy,

Caffeine Girl said...

That sock pattern is pretty amazing. I am curious about how the snowflake is constructed. It looks hard!

That is a cute washcloth pattern. I may be turning to it if I run late on holiday knitting.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lovely quilt show. I'd like to go to a quilt show that doesn't distract me with vendors. It's been a while! LOL Your socks will be gorgeous in that beautiful blue yarn.

karen said...

a lot of my knitting is present knitting and repetitive knitting. I bet that quilt show was FUN.