Wednesday, January 17, 2007

WHAT KIND OF QUILTER AM I?

I'm supposed to be on quilt blog rings. But I have posted nothing but knitted stuff lately. This week is no different. I learned a lot with those last socks. I don't like them. The yarn is really stretchy.. and whenever I put them on, the short cuff( first mistake) stretches out and then the socks want to slide down. They wash up well, but still stretch.

I am working on a new pair.


It is a pattern from Mountain Colors (Hand painted Yarn) Called Diana's Trail socks. These look like my favorite pair of socks (Thorlo's) they have a little give in the toe and heel, and are tighter in the instep. They have a rolled cuff.

The color of the pic does not do the yarn justice. It is a kind of hot pink, purple, orange,red merino superwash wool. What I have finished is all but about 1/2" of the cuff. To the left is the wrong side of the outer cuff and to the right is the under cuff. I'll let you know how it turns out. I cast on 64 stitches and have decreased to 60. Just about the same as the other socks. I am hoping that the difference in the yarn will be a good thing as far as the outcome of the sock. I also hope that this folded cuff works better at keeping my socks up, than a short cuff did. From now on, I will just knit a regular long cuff and push them down.

Now for quilting stuff. Nothing to show. I re-drafted my new quilt, and I am going to have to re-make another compass. The next one will be a 64 point compass in a 12" block size. I decided to do all of my blocks at 6" so that the quilt will be a wall size. That meant having to back down the size of the center compass. Dont' worry, I'll find something to do with it.

I got my new Quilting Arts today. I guess I will go upstairs and read it. Have a great Wednesday!


5 comments:

Dorothy said...

Heh, you and me, we oughta make our own Blog Ring. Quilters who Knit. Doe anything with that lace yarn yet? I started a scarf on some aluminum needles, and switched to bamboo - a million times better.

diva of quilts said...

I guess I'm in good company. I haven't done anything quilty since 07 began, but I've crocheted 25 inches of a scarf and bought some fabulous rosewood knitting needles (supposed to be inspiration for me to take up knitting again and use up some of the yarn I've been accumulating)

btw: the colors on your socks are great!

Debra Spincic said...

WIP can be about knitting! We are not that picky!

Jeri said...

love the socks! I like the tag "Quilters who Knit", how about "Quilters who Knit and Read"? (and get distracted and do 100 other things too...!)

Anyway its all good. You're making something beautiful.

Jeri at http://scoobagirl.typepad.com

Teresa Suek said...

Don't feel bad, I have to force myself to put anything quilty on my blog these days. We will get back into it, because it is in our blood. Love the knitting, anyway.