Sunday, May 3, 2015

A New Stash

It's been awhile since I've blogged so I thought I'd let you know what's been going on and what I've been doing! We had to postpone our Mexico trip in January because of some medical issues, so I started knitting which is more portable than quilting and quite stress relieving.

 I bought the yarn and needles over a year ago and totally forgot about them!  Luckily, a friend reminded me :)

 The first pair on the left was for a friend and the yarn made the lovely pattern.  The second pair below was also for a friend.

Of course, I had to have a yarn stash and I bought 2 or 3 skeins of every color in the store except for the solid colors. They don't knit up very fast as they are on size 2 needles and I used some tiny circular needles to make them. 

Notice that the stash is in a basket in plain sight!  I won't forget I have this yarn.

This is the pair I'm working on at the moment.  Thankfully we aren't dealing with any medical issues at the present time so I'm not in too much of a hurry to finish these.

I did manage to put together a small quilt kit of star blocks.  I like the way the stars float, don't you?

And, machine quilted a doll quilt top that I had for a long time.

We did make a trip to Mexico, later than usual, where we relaxed, read and enjoyed some warm, sunny weather.

I've pulled some fabrics for an "Out the Door Quilt".  Not in any hurry to cut into these.

On the right are some indigo fabrics I've been washing for a doll quilt swap.

When we returned home from Mexico, we put in the dock.  We enjoy catching crappies and sunnies off the dock in the spring.  Next weekend we'll have a full house (kids and grand kids) for the opener, so there won't be much sewing getting done!

That's about it for now!  Hope your spring is going well!



  1. Very interesting! I recently started knitting socks too! On size 1 needles. I'm still on my first sock and am hoping it will come out okay. If it does, I will continue knitting socks, because as you say, it is more portable than quilting and I don't hand quilt any more due to hand issues. Your trip looks wonderful!

    1. Hi Ruth, I'm sorry but I just noticed your comment! Thank-you! I ripped many times on my first pair of socks and now not nearly as much . It is much easier on the hands. Right now I'm making some low cut socks which I hope will knit up faster. Best wishes on your knitting.

  2. Love the socks Ruth. Especially love the little Doll Quilt.

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