small sample of my crazy quilt embroidery

About Me

I am a consumate crafter. I knit, quilt both sane and crazy, scrapbook, bead, mosaics and any other thing I can think of along the way. Someday I also hope to do real glass jewelery and stained glass but those have to wait until I have room and more time.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Not much Going on

For once I do not have much in the way of finished projects. I did do 3 more washcloths this week but I did not figure anyone was that bored that they wanted to see those!! I did finish my first "Last Horcrux" sock and got to the heel on sock #2. Of course they are short socks so they worked up quickly. Hopefully I can finish sock #2 before I go to Paducah next week.

I did get more yarn bought when I stopped in at Carol's Knit Studio in OKC. I was set on buying more Misti Alpaca to make a sweater just like the one I just finished. But of course my eye drifted to a beautiful red Merino called "Autunno" by "Di-Ve" out of Italy. I think Carol said it was imported by Cascade. Carol said it was worsted weight but it looks like heavy worsted to me. I have yet to get it out and swatch it-maybe next weekend. She had a hat knit in this exact yarn and it was so slightly variegated-not at all stripey. I will be knitting it this spring and summer and then having to wait til winter to wear it-Wahhhhhhh!!!
One week to go till my trip to Paducah and to meet lots of Lizzies(my Weight Watcher's on-line friends). The quilt show will be a blast with lots of shopping, visiting, relaxing, food and drink!! We plan on stopping on the way at Loop's in Tulsa for yarn and at one quilt shop to yet be determined. I plan on looking for beads mostly and of course polka dot fabric for my next sane quilt project. Other than that I am mostly going for the Lizzie get-togeather!!
I finished the 3rd book in the Outlander series "Voyager" and have started book 4 "Drums of Autumn". Clair and Jamie are supposed to be in their late 40's now which was old back in those days but they sure do get it on alot still!! I do not dare tell DH about that part of the story or he will get jealous!! Until next week-Let's hope it stays warm and the sun shines once in awhile.

1 comment:

Carol said...

The Autunno yarn knits like a dream. That's what I used for my "Calorimetry", knit from pattern on the Knitty site.

That's a pretty red, it will make a beautiful and very warm sweater. I agree that it's closer to being a heavy worsted.