Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tired but in a Good Way

It's Sunday night and I'm pleasantly tired after a busy weekend. It most likely has to do with spending an hour and a half at the gym late today though. I have a feeling I'm going to sleep well tonight! Yesterday G and I went to Weight Watchers and spent most of the rest of the early afternoon running errands, then coming home and getting ready for a party at a coworkers house. Had a great time - the food was good and the company was even better! Lots of fun.

There has been playing with fiber going on. I've fully turned the heel and working on the foot of the 2nd of my No Purl Monkey Socks (Ravelry Link). These have been a lot of fun! I'm already wondering what sock to cast on for next.......
I've done some sewing and rotary cutting. These aren't as wonky as they seem. They're unpressed and I wanted to quickly take a photo so I didn't worry about straightening them up.
I also bought some more reds for a future quilt. I'm taking these with me on vacation. Maybe I'll buy some more fabric to go with it while we're gone. I'm thinking I'd like to do this with simple squares set on point. I need to find a tutorial that shows me how to do that. If you know of one, please let me know!
Remember in a prior post, I mentioned that the reds made my muslin seem yellow? I end back and purchased the muslin I passed over before as it seemed to be blinding white. Look at the difference! The one on the right doesn't look bad on it's own. Put it next to a true white and it looks really, really yellow.
LESSON LEARNED: Don't trust my memory when selecting fabric!

I've spent the last 2 weeks thinking about the sewing and knitting to take on vacation. Lots of ideas. Printing away patterns. Thinking about yarns. Making sure I have thread. Looking through books. I honestly think I'll be taking more books and fiber stuff than I will clothes! Early this week, I'll start the written lists (right now it's all in my head) and pulling stuff out. Thankfully G understands and won't say once "Are you sure you need this?" or "You're taking too much stuff". Don't you just love a man who supports your fiber habits?!

12 comments:

yarnjourney said...

Your socks are gorgeous! Your first quilt reminds me of pink lemonade. Beautiful color combo. The reds look great together too.

Susan said...

Wow! You have been busy! Seeing your socks makes me think that I need to knit something...it's been awhile since I've had anything on the needles!

Debbie said...

I'm glad you are enjoying the gym. Your sock looks wonderful and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the new pink strips. I agree,the white muslin does give the red fabrics a real POP.

Sounds like your vacation list is going to be chock full of goodies.

Abby said...

Ok, so you got me all interested in squares on point, so I hunted down this video on You Tube...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwT6JlNnPNA. Honestly, I haven't heard what she says because I'm watching tv with my husband, but I like the method (because I'm afraid of triangles)and I think I'm going to give it a go!

Abby said...

I just listened and realized she uses a special ruler, but I bet you can square it up with a regular square ruler. I'm still going to try it! Anyhoo, have a great vacation!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

The knits and sews for vacation...that's the best planning! Love the monkeys..that colorway is just gorgeous!

QuiltSue said...

I still love those reds and can't wait to see how you use them.

Zlaty said...

Yes, Jackie you are right! You have to love a man that supports your fiber habits! :)

Where are you going on vacation?
Try searching for wonky log cabin and I am sure you will find a tutorial.

Have a great summer!

Zlaty

Candace said...

What fantastic reds, Jackie! If I see any tutorials for on-point squares, I'll let you know. Sounds like you'll have plenty to do on vacation! Where are you going?
Cheers!

Micki said...

Your socks are so nice! I love the colours!
Micki

Simone de Klerk said...

Some wonderful projects you show us again, Jackie! And I love the way you mention your lesson learned. I tend to remember some of them and they help me!
I tried to mail you, but it won't be accepted. I'll have to try again tomorrow.
BTW, love the new reds you bought to the other ones! Have you got a pattern in mind yet?
Have a lovely week!

Karen said...

My have you been a buzy lady. Love the reds and I think your strips will be very nice together. I only wish I could knit like you do;)