Monday, November 11, 2019

So Many Socks

After getting the 72 slot cylinder for my circular sock knitting machine I have been working on holiday gifts. The 64 slot is perfect for socks for my small, narrow feet, but I know so many people with human-sized feet. This is the pair of monster socks I knit up. It's nice to use up those little odds and ends leftover from making matching socks. 
There was some coffee along the way, too. 
I even finished up this tiny sock knit on the machine. This sock is worked bck and forth on about 24 stitches and is seamed up the back.
I finished these fun socks made with Uneek Sock from Urth Yarns. 
Lastly, was this pair knit using some very affordable yarn I bought from Erlbacher Gearhart when I ordered the 72 slot cylinder.

You can create your own knit and crochet survival kit using this post.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Size E crochet hook
Paper Mate Ink Joy pens
Clover Locking Stitch Markers
blunt tip scissors
Large eye needles 
Knit Picks Interchangeable knitting needle set
Clover Yarn Threader
clear makeup bag

Friday, November 8, 2019

Charity Quilting

The simple meander again makes quick work of charity quilts. 
Both of these were pieced by another member of Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I'll trim them and send them back for binding. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 60

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Quilting Up Leftovers

Way back in February I shared this little quilt made using the leftovers from last year's mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter. I finally got around to quilting it. To keep with the modern theme, I went with a modern all-over quilting design. 
Now I just have to remember if I made binding for this little quilt back in February.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Creative Grids 6.5" x 24.5" Rectangle
Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
BLACK+DECKER Classic Steam Iron
Grabbit Magnetic Pin Cushion
Fiskars 8-inch scissors
Juki TL-2010Q
4.5" Easy Angle Ruler
Creative Grids 6.5" Square Ruler
Cheryl Ann's Quilting Design Wall - 72" White

Monday, November 4, 2019

All Things Yarn

Since the last yarn flavored post, I've cranked a pair of socks using my new 72 slot cylinder. 
I've started on another shawl using the fun colors of Mandala yarn from Lion Brand. This one is still a work in progress. 
And I started working on a design to make a stunning shawl, assuming I can sort out the math required. This is just my stitch counting sample. Assuming I manage to make it work, it will be much more colorful and exciting than this early stage appears.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Crochet hooks: Clover Crochet Hook Set (10 hooks)