Friday, September 13, 2019

Charity Quilting

Pinwheels are such fun! Pieced by Mary.
Sometimes a panel is perfect!
This is the stack of quilted quilts I dropped off last Saturday with Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

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: 50

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Cranked Socks

It's been a couple weeks without any socks. This post will be full of them. These were made with Corrie Sock SW Wool/Nylon from Flying Goat Farm. The colorway is Fire Opal.
These were made using a sock kit from Brediculous Yarns. I'm head over heels for sock kits right now. I made the heel by switching to the contrast yarn a couple rows before the heel turn, then continuing a couple rows after the heel was completed. I think this will work great for striped socks, too.
This pair was made with a fun colorway called Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey from into the whirled. I have more than a few skeins of their yarn destined to become great socks.
These were made with Vesper Sock from Knitterly Things. I just found out they offer a sock yarn of the month club. That's something I'm interested in.
This pair of shorties was made using less than 50 grams of Knit Picks Stroll. This is an older colorway that is no longer available.
Finally, I used up the rest of the Vesper sock yarn from Knitterly Things paired with some Knit Picks stroll for contrast cuff and toes. I think these are pretty awesome, too.
I finally finished the toes on my second pair of hybrid socks. I'm not certain I'm a huge fan of the afterthought heels, but I do like the finished socks.

2019 sock knitting count:
  • Cranked socks: 17 pair (no odd socks)
  • Hybrid socks: 2 pair (partially cranked and partially hand-knit) 
  • Hand knit socks: 1 pair

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):

Monday, September 9, 2019

Parks Board Game

A couple times a year I back a board game Kickstarter. I like seeing these new games get off the ground with crowd funding. Parks was one that interested me enough to put down my money. I wasn't alone. Over 9000 people joined in raising over $400,000 to make the game come to life. 
The game supports 1-5 players. That's right, you can even play it solo. The art is beautiful. The game play is easy enough to pick up in the first round. Travel the national parks and take photos. I can't wait to share this one with my friends on gamenight. 

You can check out Keymaster Games on their website.

Want to get your own copy? While the Kickstarter campaign is over, that doesn't mean the game isn't available. You can get your own copy of Parks on Amazon (affiliate link). At publication the game was still at pre-order, but that won't last forever.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Charity Quilting

Panels are always great for a quick charity quilt. 
Foundation pieced strips helps keep everything straight! Pieced by Mary. I love working with the wonderful members of Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

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: 48