Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shawls or Socks??

 
 
I was working on a shawl not too long ago. You may remember the picture I posted. Well, I decided it just wasn't working out well. The yarn was self striping and I just didn't like how it was coming out. That is a drawback of using self striping yarn. You just don't have the control. I had one area that worked out to be practically a solid color. It just didn't look right. I decided to give up and actually knit a sock with sock yarn! I really like how it's coming out. It's rather busy but looks great as a sock! I've already started working on the second sock. I'm trying to match up the stripes but it's pretty hard to get them exact.  


Our guild's quilt show is this weekend. I was the chairman for the November raffle basket. Since my month was November, I chose Thanksgiving Dinner as the actual theme. All proceeds are donated to Breast Cancer this year. I know you can't see what's inside but we had quite a few hand made items.  Hand made items included an apron, place mats and a table runner. There were many food items as well as fat quarters and quilt magazines. Hope the basket is a success!!

Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be working, again!!

4 comments:

  1. Oh that sock looks to be nice and warm; I like how the heel came out--especially! Lucky basket winner...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! I'm hoping they made a great profit from that basket!

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  2. I thought your shawl was looking quite pretty, but I can see how that yarn really works for those socks!

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    1. It started looking weird with one area all one color. Not enough control over the overall effect. It's much better for socks!

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