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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quilting? What Quilting?

We had a fun time at the beach this past week.
It was only the 2 of us.
We had our own little Eclipse Party.

Ernie is not one to sit around and crochet or knit or sew like I am. 😏
He does take some time off once in a while to just read.
He loves his westerns and when he gets in to one, he's all in.

Lots more weedeating, chainsawing and chipping took place on the new lot.

Isn't it amazing!

There is still so much more to do.
It's a jungle!!!
He got a pretty good path made for the fence line.
You know what they say about fences making good neighbors.
Mostly it's to keep our dogs in.

I was determined to finish my Virus Shawl.
I started this in December 2016 after seeing a picture on Facebook.
You know what that's like...ooohhh, I must have one of those!
I can't believe I didn't blog about it.

I finished it!  It's so cozy.
I've used it several times already.
I used Red Heart Unforgettable yarn. 
The color is Tidal.
I love the feel of this yarn but it is not one I will use again.
I like a smooth yarn, not one with thick and super thin spots.

I brought 3 pair of my knitted socks that needed a little mending.
I am not a great darner but I got the job done.
No one ever gets that close to my feet to notice where these were fixed. 

Once these was finished, I got busy on my Meandering Vine socks
These were last shown here in July.
I was about halfway into the heel flap when I put them away.
I got them out one morning when I couldn't go back to sleep and
finished the flap and the heel turn.
I picked up the gusset stitches later in the day 
and on the way home just put my head down and got through the decreases.
Now it's mindless knitting in the truck for the next trip to the beach.

One day I sewed on my Wild & Goosey blocks.
I now have a total of 25 full blocks.
Each full block uses 4 3" blocks.
It's probably time to figure out how big I'm going to make this one.
It's fun just using what scraps I have with me.
There is not going to get more out of the bin.
Once the bag gets down low, I'll bring more.
But until then, it's the use 'em up game!

So that's most of the news from the last week.
Until next time...


Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

That shawl finish is absolutely stunning! I love the colors. I look forward to seeing what you do with those geese blocks. Andrea

Suzanne said...

The shawl is beautiful and I love the colors. You are living my dream life...beach time spent creating and being with those I love!