Tuesday, November 17, 2009

UFO #1 done!


Yay! I finished one of my UFO's for Jacquie's Joy In The New Year! I started this pair of socks for someone special as a Christmas present back in the beginning of October. I am feeling pretty good with a Christmas present and UFO done all in one finish. Yay!



So onto the next pair of socks for Christmas...

This sock (there is only one so far) is for my daughter who told me a while ago how much she would like a pair of knee high socks in her school colors. It took me a while to find a yarn that worked but when I finally saw one I snatched it up. I am writing this pattern as I knit based on the measurements I took of her foot and leg. Oh yeah, one day I walked around the house measuring every one's feet and legs. Now I am prepared to knit my family socks! That funny bump you see on the sock for my daughter is calf shaping, so yes it is supposed to be there. I think the hardest thing about knitting socks for my family is that I can't try the socks on them as I knit them. So I am going to be really nervous Christmas morning when they unwrap them and try them on.



Do you remember this quilt? Well it has sat for a while because I could not find a border fabric that worked.

I was so excited when I was shopping after my block of the month class and came across this great fabric from the new Simple Abundance fabric line. I didn't even need the quilt with me, I knew it was perfect. I was even more excited when I brought it home and laid it next to the quilt. Kismet! Looks like another UFO will be a FO real soon.


I've been in basket heaven since November 1st.


Yep, I am working on my Schnibbles quilt for November. I am really enjoying it and I am glad I picked the '30s fabric. It is happy fabric that casts a ray of sunshine on what have been a lot of gray, rainy days here in the Pacific Northwest.

I should get lots of knitting done in the near future because my mom is coming for a visit and we like to sit and knit together. She is bringing an afghan that she is working on and I can't wait to see it. She will be here for Thanksgiving which will be a real treat. I am happy for my kids that they are going to get some grandma time. They are so excited.

12 comments:

Vicki W said...

Wow, that border fabric was made just for your quilt!

Sherri said...

That 30's fabric is great for Picnic! It's been one of my favorites so far...I might have to make another one!

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

I am in awe of your sock knitting! You are one heck of a sock knitter by golly. And just looking at your basket blocks makes me smile. They're so pretty! Have a nice visit with your mama. x

randi said...

I LOVE those socks. They look cozy and the colors are great!

Rebekah said...

love both pairs of socks. Congrats on finishing one of your ufo's too.

That flowery fabric looks great with your quilt. It's always nice to find great matching fabrics, isn't it?

Alexis said...

Wow, that border fabric IS perfect- love it when that happens! Have a great visit with your mom and a happy holiday!

em's scrapbag said...

Fun socks! Congrats on a finish! Love the border fabric. That was a great find. Looking forward to it finished. Your baskets are adorable.

Barb on cape cod said...

You picked a fantastic border for your quilt! I can't wait to see it all done! Those socks are gorgeous, what a lucky recipient!!!

We Six Nasons said...

Those cheerful colors should cheer you up for sure! I love 30's fabric, but I have not made very many things using them. I think I should remedy that, thanks for the inspiration Trisha.

peaknits said...

Thanks for reminding about those pesky WIPs again:) Those socks are fabulous!

julieQ said...

Love your socks!! And your basket blocks are gorgeous.

MichelleB said...

Love the socks! And that border fabric is perfect. Hooray for FO's! - and having someone to craft with.

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