Wednesday, July 04, 2007

What's going on

Ah yes, the ubiquitous Jaywalker. This is what I have been knitting recently, since May when I was so over-excited from MD Sheep & Wool that I had to cast on right then. The yarn is Tess Designer Yarn's superwash sock yarn, and I love it. The colors are amazing, its just the right weight for my size 1 sock needles, and it even smells good. I'm liking this pattern so far, although it is a little, um, tight. Because the fabric is knit on the bias, it has absolutely no stretch. I can squeeze these over my heels, and after a short production they fit snugly.

In other crafty news, I've started quilting again. I've been quilting even longer than I've been knitting, and every once in a while I just get a hankering to start a new one. Now that I have the time and space, I'll probably be sewing a lot more often.

Speaking of space, I now have my very own craft/anything else I want room. This room was such a horrible shade of hideous green, that no one even wanted to deal with it. The door was kept shut in order to keep out the horrible soul-sucking color attack. (And what was up with putting up a RED gingham board above the window?) After FOUR (that's FOUR) coats of paint, the green is gone. I now love to go in here, and its so great to have my sewing machine always out, instead of taking up the kitchen table.

3 comments:

reluctantMANGO said...

Oh, what a lovely space you've created for your crafty self! Much improved, I'd say :)

Dove Knits said...

I want a crafting room! Oh, wait...that's the whole house!

Love, love the Jaywalker yarn! What fun! And I've been wanting to learn to quilt. Getting some quilting books doesn't help!

:)SmileCreator said...

Love your cool new crafty room! Isn't it great to have a space to do with what you will, and, if necessary, leave stuff scattered when you have to stop mid-project?!
Love the way your Tess yarn looks in the jaywalker pattern. :)

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