Friday, February 02, 2007

Arrrr

Arrr, mateys there be socks fit for a pirate in the making. Here’s the progress on the Pirate knitalong project.

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. I wish I had saw the one from Katydid Knits about alternating the skulls. I think I would have tried that but I had already frogged it. I did change it a little bit. I added more stitches and kept to a size 1 needle.

Another project in the making, a quilt. This is a year long project, maybe more. A quilt store is doing this block of the month thing. I get a new block each month and supposedly by the end of the year I have a quilt. I’ve done this before but have yet completed the quilt. Here is the first block. I was showing it to Rudy and asked him if it looked kind of like a swastika and he said yeah. Then asked me what kind of quilt I was making.

It is suppose to look like this when it is done. I think I will do like my sister and omit the pineapple design in the middle and put some blocks there instead.

Dax is also really getting into crocheting. She made another project from the Klutz book. I don’t really crochet very much. So I’m not very wise to the crochet ways but I noticed that this little bag she made is very sturdy and well, for lack of a better word, tight. If it was anymore tighter it could probably hold water.

And now for the news everybody has been waiting for.

Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!

Yes you heard it right, the groundhog did not see his shadow.

8 comments:

Monika said...

The pirat sock is fantastic! Our little daughter are making nice bags, don't they? ;o) I've got a new sewing machine the other day. Didn't even have time to unpack it yet. The Quilt will be colorful and gorgeous!

Dawn said...

The quilt is going to be beautiful, that is quite an undertaking! I think I would scout around for a different design for the center, too. I use to crochet before I taught myself to knit and I must say, I haven't looked back. I have so many crochet books, if you think your daughter may be interested let me know. I can give you a list of the titles and would be happy to send them your way.

cyndi said...

Wow! The socks are looking beautiful (I mean "wicked" for the lack of a better piratish word).

Cheryl said...

Wow, those socks are awesome! Such beautiful work. I haven't tried color work yet, I am still a little intimidated. The quilt will be gorgeous when you are done too.

Jennifer said...

The socks are really nice! I love what you did at the top, and on the soles. Very intricate!

smug sheep said...

Kris, fantastic idea about the headlamp! I've passed on a strong hint to my DH...

Terhi said...

Your pirate sock looks amazing, I love it! I've been planning to do something similar, but I really want yoúr socks now. :-D Great work!

ObsessiveCompulsive Crafter said...

And you quilt too! Very beautiful!