October 12, 2007

We Interrupt This Normally Quilty Blog with an Amazing Knitting Discovery!

Araucania

Look what I found today when I went to my local yarn shop with a friend! You should have seen the excitement on my face to see the first ever sock yarn sold in Limerick! It is Araucania Ranco Multy, with no colorways listed, but they are very yummy yarns hand dyed in Chile. Guess I better invest in a swift and ball winder now...

In other, quilty news, I have finished designing dad's Bend mountain quilt...everything is ironed down and awaiting me to finish the edges, layer then quilt it...
Bend Quilt

I also finished the bias binding on the applecore quilt. Looking at it now, I don't like the corners and realize it would have been more balanced to finish the 4 corners with the applecore patterns in the same orientation, but it is done now ... and quirky quilts have character, right? I hope to eventually have a wall of small quilts in our hallway, so this one needs some company! I followed this simple tutorial to make the binding.
Applecore with Binding

I realized that I never showed the super secret stitchery projects I worked on! I made a pillow for my local friend Kathleen, and a quilt for blogging buddy Barbara with the same friendship stitcheries. I was happy with how both turned out and the recipients liked them, woo hoo!
DSCF2189Barbara's quilt

My Dear Jane is coming along still, averaging 2 per day for a while, so up to 124/169 squares, 3.5 rows left of squares!

And just because I love to throw in gratuitous photos of the girls, here is a collage of Aine in her ballet costume for class, and one of Aisling, just because!
collage
DSCF2198

15 comments:

mamaspark said...

Your girls are super duper cute!!

tami said...

That yarn looks really yummy. I can't wait to see your socks.

Jessica said...

What beautiful pictures of your girls!

Evelyn said...

It is always fun to be happily surprised when a store carries something you've been yearning for!

I showed someone from Scotland your blog this week - I was showing her you Dear Jane quilt and how you are trying to quilt 2 blocks a day - she was super impressed!... as I am - I have the book and keep thinking to myself that if you can do it, I can too. I love seeing your progress, bit by bit on the quilt.

The girls are cute! Little Boy is 4 now and I've noticed, by looking at photos, that since last year his face has lost that baby roundness - so keep taking photos because they do change so fast!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Linda said...

Love your quilts, quirky quilts are fun to own and I'm sure it will look lovely hanging on your wall, and your girls look wonderfully happy.

Karol-Ann said...

Always a good read to see what you up to -loads as usual. Keep up the good work :O)

katelnorth said...

nice yarn. And i know i've said this before, but no one will ever doubt who Aisling's daddy is - spitting image (only smaller and dare i say, cuter) xx

anne bebbington said...

lovely crafty photos and great pictures of the girls - your dad's quilt is looking wonderful and the sock yarn colours are good enough to eat :o)

Sarah said...

I agree, that yarn is rather delicious looking. I can't wait to see what you do with it. I got a bag of yarn- all odds and ends, and I am supposed to do something 'weaving' with it, due to the bag being a Challenge from Weaving Guild. But there is a lot of fun snippets of sock yarns that I want to play with too. Maybe I will do a bit of everything together LOL

Verry Sherry said...

where to start? at the beginning, even as a non-knitter, I can tell you found a good find! yea! love the apple core finished--and can't wait for your Dad's peice, it looks incredible!
Are they too cute? Babydoll is loving ballet and it looks like Aine is too!

ruthsplace said...

So glad you found sock yarn! I know how excited I was to find my first sock yarn sold here! Love the apple-core quilt and the girl's pictures are very cute.

Ruth

Holly said...

Lovely pictures. It's fun seeing someone in their surroundings.

laeroport said...

I love those apple cores. Must try that some day.

Teresa said...

Your applecore quilt is lovely! That wall of little quilts will be a great addition to your home.
Well done with keeping going on the Dear Jane, a regular commitment seems to be the way to get things finished

colleen said...

The yarn is divine...and I can barely knit!! lOVED THE Nature walk photos...and wow the DJ is looking good.I have to start one. Colleen