Friday, April 15, 2016

My take on Slip Stripe Spiral

Slip Stripe Spiral was this year's qualifying sock for Sock Madness.  I didn't try to get gauge since I knew they would be much too big on me.  And indeed they were, and they fit the Hubz perfectly.

I just loved the techniques, and had enough leftover yarn to make me a pair.  The original pair was knit toe up, with a Sweet Tomato Heel and on 64 stitches.

I decided to re-engineer the pattern to fit my small narrow feet and legs.  So, a 56 stitch sock, knit top down with the usual heel and toe.

I love them to pieces!  Now I want to explore slip stitch colorwork patterns for socks.  I've done this technique many times before, but always for sweaters.  So this should be a lot of fun.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sock Madness - finished

I just finished the third sock for this year's Sock Madness.  I really love these guys, but they are big on my little feet.  About an inch too long, and very roomy.  However, I can still wear them and I shall.  They look like they fit, but trust me, there's a lot of sock under my foot.  I enjoyed this one very much!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Castle Wall

I finally finished my sister's wall hanging.  I don't enjoy the quilting process, either by machine or by hand, but I also don't want someone else to quilt it for me.  So it can take me forever to finish a quilt.  Couldn't get a good picture because it's so sunny.  But the top two pics are very close to the real color.  The last pic was taken on my driveway in the shade.  Click on the pics to get a better idea.  Anyhow, here it is:  

Linda's Castle Wall 


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