Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Socks for June and July

It's been a busy summer, and I haven't really done much knitting, but I did get socks done for the months of June and July. I actually should have had these finished by the end of May, but.... The yarn is by Regia, one of my favorites.

I've started on my sister-in-law's knee socks now but won't finish them for a while. She's taller than I am and needs an 18-inch leg. She and my brother come up to Maine just about every year, and this year they'll be up in September or October. My goal is to have them finished for her by then.
I'm using Stroll yarn by KnitPicks for this pair, and I like that yarn a lot too.

I've been in such a sewing mood this summer, hellbent on finishing some UFOs. I've finished 10 tops since the beginning of June. All but three are Mary Johnson's little strippies I like to make to practice machine quilting, and you'll see all the quilts eventually in other posts. I've also been working on a Block of the Month, and I dug out my hexagon blocks from a couple years back and started working on those again too. Yes, Purple Pam, I was one of the ones doing hexies. :)

Today, after a little grocery shopping, I'm working on a quilt designed by Judy Martin that I intend to donate as a raffle quilt. Apparently some of the gals my husband works with belong to a local scrapbooking club, and one of their members had a daughter that passed away from cancer several years ago. For the last three years, the group has conducted an annual fundraiser in support of the efforts of a cancer center here in Maine. I donated a queen-sized quilt for a different raffle in March, so I wasn't too surprised when hubby came home and hinted about donating another. This is a very simple quilt, all squares, but I find it appealing enough to want to make one to keep. Photos later.


Patchwork Penguin said...

I would love to learn how to knit socks from the toe up..... in my spare time of course LOL

Purple Pam said...

Hooray! I am so glad you are working on your hexies again. I had not seen any in your blog for a long time. They make me smile everytime I see a new one posted. Keep up the good work.

Love your socks, too. I am trying to knit a pair of socks! What a joke! My first try is a real disaster. My sock is big enough to fit an elephant I am sure. And I have followed the pattern faithcully all the way. I am ready to decrease for the toe. Any suggestions?