Done – yep – just finished weaving the toe. So 5 days to finish one pair – can I keep up that pace? Undoubtedly NOT! but it’s a good start anyway. And since it’s just going on 11 p.m., time to go pull the next Opal yarn from the basket and decide what kind of socks I want to make.
Plain? or something else? Will have to see once I pick out the yarn.
And although this is only pair 1 of an insane four pairs I have challenged myself to make this month, it is pair number fifteen!!!! added to my 12 in 2012 Challenge.
I’m off to a late start — just headed into the sewing room around noon. I got caught up sitting and knitting a bit. Then there was a new book I started that I wanted to read just a few pages of while sipping my coffee. Well more than a few. Then decided I really needed to make a fast trip to the grocery store so all the chores are done.
I pulled out the Flitterin’ top that was the free birthday pattern I put up on the blog and took the quick way of layering it – basting spray. It works so well for those little wallhangings. I use 505 Spray and Fix – no odors and doesn’t gum up the machine needle. All the other brands I’ve tried, despite their claim not to gum things up, have so I stick (no pun intended) to the 505.
Here it is all ready to go. Now to pull out the other sewing machine and choose some thread and figure out how I want to quilt this one. The goal for today is to finish this off, get the binding made and attached so I can hand stitch down the back this weekend some time and then who knows. There’s a dog block I want to make into a little wallhanging, or maybe layer another little project to quilt…. will have to wait and see what happens. I’ll update this post later today with what I accomplished.
See what Judy and others are quilting on today.
4:15 p.m. update — the butterfly is quilted, the binding is made, it’s attached and pinnned to the back so now I just have to hand stitch it down. That may wait a while because heck – I’ve got Socktoberfest knitting to do in the evenings not binding sewing — at least for this month. LOL
This afternoon has gone by very slowly it seems — but I think its because I never had lunch and was getting hungry and every time I’d look at the clock I’d think – isn’t it time to make dinner yet. Then I finally decided no reason I couldn’t have dinner at 4 p.m. 🙂 but I didn’t but it will be earlier than normal for me. But there’s acorn squash baking in the oven and there will be smoked pork chops and fresh asparagus and a crusty french dinner roll. Yummmm.. I am hungry. Well a bit of a tidy to do in the sewing room so I don’t have to do it tomorrow a.m., and then off to knit till dinner is done.
Let’s try this again — yes I know you probably got a blank post if you subscribe to my blog. That was WordPress having hissy fits and deleting my original post.
Anyway – once again – here’s my first pair of Socktoberfest Opal challenge socks. One done, one now on the “straight away” straight knitting until I get to the toe decreases. I hope to get this first pair finished off this evening.
Hop over to Judy’s to see what everyone else has on their needles.