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.


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



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.

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

  • 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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