I can't believe how fast this summer is going! Less than a month and the kids are back in school. It is just coming up too fast. We have been out of town a lot this summer and we aren't done yet. We are going to be gone another week later this month. Off to the beach with my sister and her family. Should be fun and relaxing.
We just got back a few days ago from a drive down to San Francisco to see my nephew baptised. It was a long drive but so worth it to see so much of my family. I took some knitting with me for the drive. I was going to take these socks...
but I have just about given up on them. I was so frustrated to find that my second sock is turning out bigger than my first sock. Ugh! This is why I knit all my socks at the same time anymore. Because time has passed and I guess my gauge has changed. I am not sure what to do. I might have to frog the second sock and cast on with smaller needles. I am currently avoiding these socks altogether.
So instead of taking those socks for the drive down south, I took these and started them on the way. I like how they are turning out so far and the yarn is so pretty.
While in San Francisco I got to see my sister, Tina! It was so good to see her. We snuck off for a couple of hours to visit some local quilt shops. It was so fun to browse the stores with her and talk about life, quilting, blogs we both read, and more. She bought me an early birthday present...
Isn't it cute! It is a Sushi Roll with Minny Muu fabrics. She bought one also in a different color. We decided to each make a quilt with the fabrics. It will be fun to see how different or similar they turn out. We are keeping our design a secret until we reveal the quilts to each other.
I have had no time to quilt with being in and out of town so much but I did find the time to buy some fabric. I bought two charm packs from The Quilted B.com . I met the owner, Barb, at my guild's quilt show and we hit it off. She is just awesome. She sent me this cute pin cushion that she made for me as a thank you for ordering. Isn't it cute? She asked me if I was interested in making samples for her store sometime. Umm, yes please!!