Monday, March 5, 2007

Not Much Quilting Going On


Just got back from a weekend trip to Vancouver Island, I was teaching a class at the Sewing and Crafts Show Fri and Sat. The class went well, the ladies seemed happy with their completed "postcard" (see previous post). After finishing the morning class there was time to browse around the show and then meet DH for lunch. I didn't buy any fabric but I was very temped the whole weekend to get a couple of charm packs and jellie roll, I might drop in my LQS later this week to pick up the jellie roll and charm packs I was drooling over. Is that will power or I'm I just postponing the inevitable...

Not much quilting this weekend but I did catch up on my knitting socks while waiting for the Ferries. One sock is so close to being completed. I got stuck at ending the toe, the pattern didn't give directions, I guess I could just cast off but I don't want to do it wrong, so I'll wait for my class on Wed. I want to spend most of the next class practising with the turning of the heel. No fabric but I did pick up some sock yarn to makes socks for both my daughters. I want to knit enough socks so that I will remember how to turn a heel. I figure one or two more pairs will ingrain "how to" turn the heel and if I don't knit for long periods of time hopefully I will still remember.

On the home reno front...the installers will be here today putting in the counter top in the bathroom. Three months without a main bathroom seems like soooo long...Maybe I will have a working sink today, one can only hope. The tub is not in the hallway anymore but it's also not hooked up to running water. Sigh...

Happy Stitching.

6 comments:

Carole said...

I don't know how you can keep up with so many hobbies. Knitting, quilting, making nice sewing gadgets (the cupcakes, Pannetoni etc.. lol). Seriously, I'm impressed. I can barely keep up with quilting, never mind about my rug hooking! BTW, the sock looks good! Keep well!

Rose said...

The sock looks great wendy!! and i love the new wools.Sounds like u had a great time in Vancover.....ohhhh and the temptation to buy new fabric!!!....i trying to curb mine lol

Libby said...

The socks look great. Good luck on the memory lesson -- I can't remember how to cast on from one time to the next *s* I think I am just not a knitter.

Pam said...

Knitting is a good thing to do while waiting for the ferry. I usually bring my hand stitching - I did a fair amount of my Dresdan plate quilt on the ferry to Vancouver Island.

Hopefully the bathroom is finished soon -- 3 months is a long time to wait.

Sharon said...

Your yarns look yummy. I am teaching myself to knit. . .but I don't think I am ready to try socks at this point. . .unless they were crocheted (which I have been doing for almost 40 years!)

Keep up the good work!

Nicole and Phil said...

great looking socks...I am knitting my first pair at the moment!