Postings and ponderings of a quilting and knitting addict!

Friday, February 5, 2010

What Have I Been Up To?

A picture is worth a thousand words…


Every spare moment is spent knitting (when I am not quilting, of course!).   I never thought I would want to knit socks, but I have really enjoyed this!  It is such a portable project and I can knit while riding in the car.  I tried the “2-at-a-time” method but decided I needed to get the regular technique down pat before I could do 2… the yarns kept getting all tangled up as I was turning it back and forth trying to figure out how the 2-a-a-t works. 

I’m S-L-O-W at this, but getting faster with practice.  My tension is so variable that the 2 socks probably will not even be the same size… the first one is a little large on my foot, and the second one appears that it will be closer to the size I actually need.

So what is next?….  see for yourself!


I got a little carried away when I ordered yarn from Knit Picks!  I really think the 2-a-a-t method will be best for me (because when you finish with one, you are finished with both of them!).  I am so anxious to get started on the striped and hand-dyed yarns that I considered not finishing the blue pair.  But I can’t stand the thought of wasting my time and materials, so I will persevere!  My next pair WILL be made using one of the 2-a-a-t methods (either 2 circular needles or one really long circular needle).

Gussie Fay and I will be working hard today.  I hope to get 2 small quilts finished today.  And if you are looking at the time of this post you are thinking… “GEE… what’s she waiting on… It’s almost 11AM!”  I have a little laundry to deal with and then I am off to quilt.  I’m also hoping my thread order from Dallas Threads gets here so I can soon start on a really neat custom quilting job…  More about that later!

Be blessed!  Enjoy your Friday!



  1. LOVE IT!!! I can't look at any yarn shops right now. If I look, I buy. Working from my small stash is almost like shopping. ;-) I think my next pair will be 2 at a time. I've only done it once so I have to get out my instructions. Have fun.

  2. The yarn will always get twisted while doing two at once, but you can make it a bit easier. Try this:

    1. Make sure you have separate balls of yarn.
    2. Before you start, put each ball in a separate, plastic zip sandwich bag.
    3. Snip a small bit of one of the bottom corners off - just enough for the yarn to go through.
    4. Thread the yarn through the snipped corner and begin knitting.
    5. The yarn stays clean, and you can easily keep the bags from getting tangled.


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