Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Interrupted Me!

I've been busy enjoying summer pursuits...gardening and margarita's! (Not together!) I finally decided to take some time and get back to working on my wagon wheel quilt.

This morning I was back into my sewing room for a while at least. The heat drove me out of my attic space by early afternoon. It was almost 31 degrees C (close to 90 degrees F) when I finally took refuge in the air-conditioned downstairs!

Despite the heat, I managed to get 3 more blocks done today, making it 9 more blocks since I last blogged!

I have 15 blocks out of 25 completed! I am loving this quilt and I find myself really thinking about how I would like to quilt it. All I've decided for sure is that it will hand quilted.

In the evenings, I have been knitting socks...I have no idea why since I can't wear them in the summer. (I know this for sure because I tried one on to take a picture and it was HOT!)

This is Dead Simple Lace Socks from the book Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy D. Johnson.

I really enjoy toe up socks, especially when I am using smaller balls of wool like the Kroy Socks FX. It has a lot less yardage than many sock wools and I find it preferable to run out of wool on the leg rather than half way down the foot.

Here is a bit of a close up..

Hopefully I'll back up to my sewing room again soon....

Happy Stitching!

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