Julie from I Wonder What Would Happen If and Tammy from Hot Flashes in the Desert both tagged me for the 6th picture meme. I had to go to my 6th folder and post the 6th picture and tell you the story behind it. Since I got tagged twice I picked one picture from my computer files and one from my 6th flickr set.
The picture above is for a pair of socks I knit for my mom. They're called Watermelon Tootsies. They were the 2nd or 3rd pair of socks I knit and were a lot of fun. I gave them to my mom at Christmas. Guess what?! They were too small so I get to rip them out and do them over. Good thing it's a project I enjoyed! If you're on Ravelry you can find the pattern and other details here.
The picture below is something I was planning on blogging about but just hadn't gotten around to it. Last weekend I took a binding class at the Olde Green Cupboard. As most of you know, I'm a new quilter. I'm trying to take classes to learn as many techniques as I can. I've heard a lot about binding and if you're a quilter, it's a necessary skill. I read a lot of blogs and it seems that there are a lot of different techniques out there and some people just don't like binding. So I was a bit nervous. There was no need. Carolyn (seated in the dark top) is a fantastic teacher! I loved it! I didn't finish the hand sewing in class but later that night (while curled up with G watching the worlds 2 worst movies) I finished it up. Nothing scary at all! I haven't taken pictures of my final "project" but will later.
One thing I've found with both knitting and quilting is that classes are a must for me. It takes all the frustration out of trying to figure out something new. I've been knitting for a year and I don't think I'd be as far as I am skill wise on my own. I believe I'm going to have the same level of progress with quilting. My next quilt class is a technique class where I'll learn a lot of things I haven't done before - triangles, curved pieces, one block has applique, curved border, etc. I'm very excited and hope there is the required level of participation so the class won't get cancelled!
Oh! I'm supposed to tag 6 people too! If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!