Good morning friends, I can't believe how fast this week has gone. I had not planned for a couple of days between posts, but you know how life can just get in the way! I have been working away at my projects, and I'm super happy to report that ...
... the Zig Zag Nine Patch quilt top is done! I'm entirely thrilled with how it's come out, and I thoroughly enjoyed the process of putting it all together. Just super fun seeing all those old fabrics again in the scraps and reminiscing about what they went in. This quilt has some scraps from my first ever project from 1992. Hard to imagine that I still have that fabric in my stash! Linda tells me she's sending some more 9 patches, so I think I may just make another one. So, I can now cross this project off my goals for this month!
My second finish for this month is my first ever pair of socks. I almost completed the second sock while we were at the beach house. I got to the point of decreasing for the toe on my way home, and then put them aside for a little. The final cast off was done on Wednesday evening.
Rather than starting on a whole new pair of socks (which is what I'm super tempted to do) I decided to cast on for the watermelon hat. I think I included a link a couple of posts ago ... it's from the Yarn Harlot's blog. I've knitted the first green bands, and judging by what I've done so far, I think it'll fit about a 6 month old baby, so when I'm done I may just make another a little smaller for a newborn. That may have to be a goal for next month. Now that Cam's seen it, he wants one too, so before winter I'll have to make one each for my kids too! No matter, it's mega cute, and I've decided to use black beads for the seeds, rather than the black stitches. I'll post a picture when there's something more to see.
Off to meet Jane at the village shortly. I have to get some groceries ... and some supplies ... we may have a new addition to our little family this weekend ... a gingery fur-person ... more news as it breaks!