Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Quilting and Knitting

Quilting is one of my favourite parts of the whole process, so it's definitely not a chore to get quilting on the Winchester Weave quilt. Here's a picture of my progress in the past 40 minutes or so. For now I'm doing a small meander to fill in the background fabric areas.

I'm so lazy, I'm working with the camera phone again, so I apologise for the lack of quality of the pictures. It's just so much easier, the laptop can just suck the photos right out of the phone via infrared something ... so much easier than playing around with cables and stuff.

Here is my sock picture that I promised the other day. Hmmm ... if I were a better photographer I could have illustrated the lovely turned heel, and the cleverly picked up stitches so much better. But since that's not me, you'll just have to trust me that the heel is lovely and shapely. See there how the stripe is wider ... it's evidenciary support in favour of the turn!

I've read about a syndrome ... it's the second sock syndrome. I should have read about it earlier so I could have addressed it at this point. Apparently many people complete one sock, and just can't face making another. One school of thought suggests that at the point I'm up to with this this sock, I should set it aside and start the other. This would have required planning on my part, and splitting my ball of wool into two, so I can't work this way. The theory is this: You haven't experienced the exhilaration of a finished project, so finish the other sock. You feel you can't face another sock, but hey presto, the second sock (which is actually your first) is almost complete, so it's not such a chore to complete it. I'm not sure my mind can be fooled, but I'm going to try it next time. Thank you Small Hands for this interesting insight.

A quick note for my lovely blogging friends. It would seem that Bloglines doesn't like to visit with me now that I'm changed over to beta, or any of the other of us changed over to beta. So, if you'd like to be updated about when I post, it may be a good idea to add me to Bloglines anew and see if that helps. I'm going to give it a try and see what happens. I'll keep you posted. Of course, this message may be in vain ... as darling Bloglines won't let you know that it's happened ... Ohhhhh it's a vicious cycle ...


May Britt said...

May Britt

May Britt said...

It's cooperating again :) :) :) :)
I was a bit scared I was not able to comment no more.
But the bloglines still do not update.

Clare said...

Having not heard from you, I thought you had gone off to the beach hut for a few days.

Its taken an age to get this far and Bloglines keeps on telling me I am already subscribed so I am going back to using the Firefox Fizzle until Bloglines sorts itself out.

Happy quilting and knitting and when are you going to do me a red and white block ??????


Anonymous said...

Love the sock! I get so obsessed by knitting that I forget to quilt! Can't think of anything except the next row, especially with self-striping yarn. I'm trying to resist the urge to cast on a sock until Summer is over - you are not helping *vbg*

Doodlebug Gail said...

Love your quilting - I too enjoy the actual quilting and then tend to get carried away with flimsies that multiply.

Bloglines is definitely acting up at the moment - I have resorted to going through the Rings again to see which Blogs have been updated. I knew for absolutely sure that yours would have new stuff to read.

Hanne said...

Good going both on the sock and the meandering :-)
Over the last week I am visiting without Bloglines help.
I want to keep in touch.
I have also changed to beta tonight. I guess Bloglines will update to, eventually.

Cher said...

interesting thought on the second sock syndrome, though I have not found that it works for quilts! Whenever I get to the sock knitting stage I will pull this gem out however and try it.

Angie said...

Your quilting is beautiful, Tazzie!! :) And I love your sock...wish I knew how to knit. :( Maybe some day...LOL


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