Catching Up

This week has been spent catching up, both at work and home.  It was lovely to be home again and both dogs gave us a very, very warm welcome!  Even Maggie has been a little snuggly this week – when she's not bugging us to play, play, play.  Today was my first whole day at home and I spent most of it in my sewing room.  I embroidered the office logo on some fleece pullovers for the two of us up front and made a wall hanging:

AmishDog

My Round Robin group has decided to do quilting rather than piecing this time.  I didn't really want a whole cloth quilt, but have always wanted an Amish quilt.  This came out a little more garish than I really wanted, but I'm hoping the quilting will soften it a little.

I also finished my Monkey socks:

Monkeys

Pattern:  Monkey socks by Cookie A.  Yarn:  Dream in Color Smooshy in Cool Fire.  Needles:  Knitpicks circs, size 0.  I had originally intended to knit this yarn up in the Hibiscus for Hope pattern, but Deb convinced me to dive into the Socknitters Anonymous challenge, so I changed my pattern to fit into that.  Oh – modifications:  I used all knit rather than knit/purl and used a slip stitch on the heel to narrow it a bit more. 

Before we went to Orlando I was busy working on a project that I didn't blog about because I wanted it to be a surprise.  I made these cute little finger puppets and purse for Isobel:

NoahsArk

They were a big hit – Izzy especially liked lining them up – she does like order!

Liningup

Chalk2

No progress on Chenille.  But I'm not worried – Marguerite's too busy hobnobbing with the famous to be knitting!

6 thoughts on “Catching Up

  1. Although I think I’m done hobnobbing with the famous for a while, there won’t be much Chenille knitting this week. Bob’s birthday is Thursday and I’m working on a pair of birthday socks for him.

    Hopefully we’re not in a hurry to get Chenille done. It doesn’t seem to be going very fast.

  2. The socks look great. The picture of Izzy brought back memories. My son, at about the same age as she is now, did just that–with everything. He lined up sticks and rocks in the street, crayons, legos, and cars at home. And when he finally learned his letters, he arranged alphabet blocks or puzzle pieces in order.

  3. I love your Noah’s Ark!
    I’m in on the next SKA – I think I’m going with a Steffilinden pattern – “binsenkorbchen” What are you making???

  4. Those puppets are just adorable! And I’m only half-done with my monkey socks. I better get it in gear if I want to finish even one pair for the September challenge!

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