Posted by on July 31, 2007 in knit, stitch | 1 comment

Two things I’m making at the moment:

I’ve started quilting the baby quilt. I have to confess that I’m a bit of a hand stitching snob. I just really like hand quilting better than machine. And except for the very sore fingers that I get because I don’t use my thimble properly, it’s a perfect tired-in-the-evening-watching-TV kind of activity. I’m just free-hand quilting a square spiral starting in the center of each block. I love the wool batting I got, it’s so easy to quilt through and it’s nice and fluffy. I’m not sure what will happen when I wash it. I still have a good sized scrap left, maybe I should make a doll quilt and see what happens in the washing machine.

I also started a new pair of socks for myself:

I was lucky enough to get some Vesper sock yarn back in the day, and I’ve been hording it forever. I wasn’t sure what kind of pattern would bring out the striping of the yarn the best, but I like what the little cables are doing.  The pattern is the Uptown Boot Socks from Interweave Knits Winter 2003.

There’s a little bit of a Harry Potter discussion going on in the comments to the last post, come and join if you’ve read it. I’ll be adding my thoughts later today too.

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  1. I’m a hand-quilting snob too! By the end of my first quilt, out of necessity, I learned to use a thimble – actually two, one on each hand. I love those bright fabrics.

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