Friday, January 23, 2015

Project Updates/FNSI

 



I finished my socks this afternoon! I never feel guilty watching General Hospital if I keep my hands busy. The pattern consisted of 2 different patterns running at the same time. I had cables on either side that had their own pattern while knitting the lace pattern. It wasn't really that hard once you got used to it. I just had to write down what row I was on for each of the patterns. These socks still have to be washed and blocked.





I've started to put together the Downton Abbey quilt. I love the on point setting but I had forgotten that it takes a little more work! The above 2 pictures are just the first 2 rows sewn together. I added the triangles to square off the rows. I really like it!



The last 2 pictures show the third row added on. The colors aren't very rich in this photo. In person, the quilt looks very soft and feminine. It's a pleasure to work on.



Also, tonight is the first Friday Night Sew In for 2015. I think I'll work on my hand applique project. I've been neglecting the poor thing. Hope you can join in!

Have a great weekend but watch out for the snowstorm!

12 comments:

  1. Love your pretty, lacy socks! I'll have to learn to knit socks someday.

    Just got back from the grocery with a rotisserie chicken. Easy, quick supper and all night to sew!

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    1. I had leftover chicken for dinner! I'll applique while watching TV. Can't stay up too long. Have to work and sounds like I'll have to drive through the snow!

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  2. those socks came out lovely! Fancy pattern there! I love the Downton Abbey pattern--I think the fabrics really blend so well together, Rosemary--are you watching? I think that a couple of the characters sound even more elite this year??? But I love this series. Saty safe in the storm tomorrow--maybe you could wear your new socks to stay cozy ;---))) Hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! I do think that some of the characters on Downton are changing. Very interesting to watch! I'm working all day tomorrow! Hope I make it through the snow! Stay indoors and stay warm!!

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  3. Gorgeous socks and I love the patchwork you are working on too

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    1. Thank you so much! I loved working on both projects!

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  4. Love your new socks! The quilt is going to be a beauty!

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    1. Thanks, Astrid! Both projects are great fun!

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  5. Great socks. Something that I would never attempt. Such pretty soft colours in your Downton Abbey quilt. That will make a lovely quilt.

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen! Knitting socks isn't as hard as it looks.
      I just get sick of making the second sock! I wasn't sure I liked the Downton Abbey fabric line but it looks so pretty as I sew it together.
      So glad you visited my blog!

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  6. The Downtown Abbey looks lovely. On point quilts are more work but the on-point really adds to the overall design.

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    1. Thanks, Janet! I agree with you! On point isn't as easy but definitely worth it!

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