Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Knitting! Stitching!

I finally finished the latest basketweave socks.  They took me forever mostly because I was knitting the red socks for the little guy.  And also, I was really bored knitting them.  But Sock Madness starts early March, and those dumb socks had to be finished.  So, here we go again:  yet another pair of basketweave socks.

Last night I almost cast on for another pair with some sort of lace pattern, but I'm saving my energy for the crazy Madness socks.

And here are the latest 4 blocks of Valse Brillante.

If you look closely at the light blades, you might see writing coming through.  That's because I cut out the papers from magazine inserts.  They are almost the perfect weight.  I trace around the original paper and then cut just a hair in from the pencil line to make them the correct size.  They can be reused, too.

By the way, if you click on the pics and see them much larger, then you'll notice some of my stitches showing through, particularly on the little center hexies.  I don't mind them.  In the overall quilt, they won't matter, and frankly, life is too short to rip them out and redo. 


Julierose said...

Oh life is definitely too short to worry about those little things--I think your blocks and socks are super...I once made a basket weave stitch sweater--NEVER AGAIN!! Yikes--i nearly went crazee..not my favorite to knit--but i do love how it looks--figures, right? I am looking for a nice plain boxy vest pattern--I lost my favorite and don't really remember enough of it to make it w/o pattern...Hugs, Julierose

Sarah said...

I spy blue hexie fabric!!!!
Such pretty basket weave socks. I've only recently become obsessed with socks. It's too bad I can't knit for the life of me. Of course, that's all I would need, another hobby. LOL

Sharron said...

Thank you Ruth for showing compassion and commenting on my latest blog entry. It meant a lot. Sharron

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

good use of those magazine inserts which fall all over the place when you pick up a magazine - glad to hear they are getting used! Love the colorful socks


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