Tag Archives: socks

Cozy

As the temperature drops, I’ve squeaked in with another finish for the Q3 finish-a-long (original list here). Socks for me are a long term project for otherwise idle moments, and these ones turned out great. The pattern is from Eclectic Sole, a book from my local library, and the first time I have tried two-colour […]

Equinox

Happy spring! Although it isn’t too warm yet here in Port Hope, with nighttime temperatures well below freezing and daytime temperatures only a degree or two above zero. It’s almost the end of quarter 1 of the finish a long and I have completed my rhubarb socks. I tried a tubular cast-off and they are […]

Q3 Finish a Long Results

What’s that you hear? Laughter? Oh yes, that’s me, laughing at my results. What were they, well I’m glad you asked. I made the pieces for 2 quilt alongs this summer, so of course there wasn’t much time left for anything else. Sugar Block Club quilt – the top is finished, I am slowly trying […]

Just keep sewing 

Lest you think I am some sort of super mom, I thought I would share a few tricks that help me keep my sewing progressing even in the summer.  None of these are amazingly unique. 1.  Laundry is my biggest secret.  I do the laundry, which is where all my sewing items are, so every […]

The Tale of the Travelling Socks

They went to the cottage. To swimming lessons. And for many rides in the car. Ta da! The wool is by Fleece Artist, pattern is Cherry Swirl which was printed on the sleeve of the skein (also free on their site), purchased at Creativ Festival in Toronto.  I invented an asymmetrical toe castoff to fit […]

Sunday Stash on Wednesday

I visited the Creativ Festival in Toronto in Friday afternoon.  I have to say, these big shows are more like shopping events than anything else, where you also have to pay to get in and the retailers have to pay to have a booth–just who do you think is making the most money here? I […]