Sunday, December 03, 2006

Somebody stop me!

Ohhh my, could you call it a form of substance abuse?? Well, I'm certainly abusing the 'ole bank account, I'm gripped by sock addiction. See these two vintage pattern books I 'acquired' with a little help from Ebay. In my defence, I really like the little turn down ladies socks on the older of the two patterns, and who could resist all those tiny kids socks there??

All this, and I've yet to finish ONE sock! It will happen, I promise you that. I swear it has nothing to do with toe terror, life has just gotten in the way. Honestly! Ohhh yes ... and today that definitely was not me in Angus and Robertson ordering a copy of the Yarn Harlot's latest book. Truly, you can't prove anything ... unless you have access to A&R's computer ...

On to another addiction, my DJ blocks. Here are two I completed last night. On the left, H1 Peek-a-Boo. On the right, F4 Old Windmill. I used freezer paper templates again to make these two, I can't even imagine how much faster I would have made the original quilt if I'd tried this technique earlier!

Even though you haven't asked, I thought I'd share that I've mapped out a trip around the world colourway with 30's prints for this version of the quilt, so even though it seems I'm just making random coloured blocks, I actually have a plan!

11 comments:

Susan said...

I love that little H1 purple block. I like the trip around the world idea, too. How many blocks do you have on this one?

Socks - love to wear them, but will leave the making to you. =)

kjquilts said...

I love your DJ blocks! I'm interested in learning about this freezer paper template method. Is there a tutorial anywhere on the net?

Hedgehog said...

I love the idea of your layout of this!

Hanne said...

More lovely DJ blocks from you I see :-) My friend Val has made a full DJ in 30 repro - it is lovely.

joyce said...

THe DJ blocks are so cute. Maybe you will have dozens of pairs of socks knit up by the time your winter arrives.

The Calico Cat said...

I can't wait to see the TATW layout. (I thought you were just going 30's scrappy) I have seen one similar... (It had color bands, but not the full TATW effect.)

How are your "diet" blocks coming?

Kathie said...

Anxious to see more of the DJ as it develops. Looking great!

Mary said...

I refuse to jump on the sock band wagon but I can't wait to see the ones you make! It's so tempting to give them a whirl but I have scarves, hats, and doggie sweaters to knit and I've also got a backlog of quilts to work on too.

Ruth said...

Toes were really easy. Check out my blog for a link to a great tutorial.

Laurie Ann said...

oooooh! I like the sound of what you are doing with your DJ. Nice to have it a little different than all the other ones out there.

Shelina said...

These are all such cute blocks - these and the last post. I didn't realize about the TATW setting until after I made a few. Of course I could have started over, but I decided I can either do the setting and put the blocks in different places, or I can just do them randomly. I am doing them randomly. Less pressure that way.

Im behind looking at your older blog posts, so I'll be looking for how you use freezer paper templates - whether you are paperpiecing or what. If you didn't put the answer in your blog, can you elaborate?

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