I have a good reason

I started a new pair of socks before making a mate for sock #1. While the instructions in my book are pretty good, knitting tends to be more vague than quilting and I was told to knit leg to desired length….and after I was done I decided the leg was shorter than I liked.

So I started a new pair — same yarn, different color and this time I’ll make the leg a little longer. I ordered more of the beige yarn too and I plan to make a pair with a longer leg from it and then if I have enough left over from both batches, I’ll make sock #1 a mate.

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I also managed to load and quilt one of my tops, the twisted Kaleidoscope quilted with the Circle Lord Swirls template.

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I did mention that while that template is on the table, I’ll be doing several quilts with it. This is #2 and I’ve got at least one if not two more tops that will get this design before the template comes off.

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11 Responses to “I have a good reason”

  • Tanya:

    Wow! Now you are on a sock kick! I have tried and had miserable results so I don’t know when I’ll ever do it again… I couldn’t figure out the heel no matter what and I’m usually pretty good with knitting. I’ve made some complicated sweaters and understand increasing and decreasing but I just couldn’t get that heel! Ah well, I have enough to keep me busy for awhile. Love that red color!

  • Flatlander (Linda):

    Socks (and quilts, of course) look great. Just one question on the socks … actually, on knitting. Do you make a “gauge” sample before you start? I’m pretty much a self-taught knitter and they always talk about doing the 6″ x 6″ sample for “gauge” and I wondered if you did that before you tried your socks. They look great … if this the first pair you’ve ever tried? Love the red color.

  • Your sock looks great! I never seem to get around to my second sock…lol. I hope you have better luck.

  • I don’t know anything about knitting but I do know quilting. And the quilt you just quilted looks great with that design. Your work is wonderful as always. Keep on quilting and knitting too!

  • The Kaleidoscope quilt is beautiful and the quilting is amazing! Almost makes me want a long arm machine :)

  • Susie Marshall:

    I love the color of your socks (red). I’m not ready for socks yet but I’m working on a scarf. Knitting for me is a challenge since I’m real new at it. It’s a nice break away from quilting & easy to do while watching some TV in the evening. Can’t wait to see when your socks are finished. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa:

    Love the deep rich colors in that quilt!

  • Love the quilt! Great job!

  • Hi Mary, That quilt pattern looks great, all swirly.
    The new socks are looking good too. Thanks for the warning, I will remember that when I start my socks. I’ll be sure now to knit them the right length. Enjoy your socks.

  • once you find a pattern you like you will be knitting socks without looking!
    love that red yarn, the color is great
    The quilt looks great quilted, the swirls are perfect for this quilt
    Kathie

  • carol thomas:

    Very nice quilt. Love the Circle Lord Swirls. I am sure there is a story on how all these patterns have religious names. Baptist Fans and Circle Lord… Interesting. Brings a smile to my face. :-)

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