Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday - The Week in Review

Thank you everybody for your lovely comments on my Favorite Quilt post! The response to the Bloggers' Quilt Exhibition has been overwhelming, but I have thoroughly enjoyed checking out all the other entries! There is truly some inspirational and amazing work out there.

This has been a busy week, but also rather relaxing with both teens at home from school during the school holidays. The teens have enjoyed sleeping most of the morning away, and lounging around in PJs watching DVDs. I have continued to make progress on my Log Cabin Quilt, turning this:

Into more of these:

But I have also been side-tracked by the arrival of this long awaited book:

This book is called "Sock Innovation: knitting techniques & patterns for one-of-a kind socks" and is written by Cookie A.

Cookie A is a fabulous designer of patterns for knitting socks, and her new book was released on 1 April, 2009. I purchased my copy online at The Bookdepository.

It has some really amazing sock patterns in it which, of course, has led to this:

This sock pattern is called Kai-Mei, and the yarn is Jitterbug in the colorway Wasabi Squeeze. I chose this yarn and colorway because I thought it was different, and maybe even a little ugly! My children, who don't usually take a great deal of notice of what I am making, let alone the color of the yarn, have remarked with a lot of distaste: "What color do you call THAT!"

All this whilst putting in more than 30hrs at work, most in the evening and on the weekend. Ah what I would do for some more sleep!


  1. i love all the colorful log cabin blocks!! can't wait to see this as a quilt!! :)

    i bet the socks are going to be delightful!!

  2. I will have to check up on this book. Do they talk about making socks with just one circular needle? That is the method I use, but the book looks great!

  3. Wow, you're a busy girl! I love those little log cabins. Your fabrics are great.

  4. Those log cabin blocks are simply beautiful!

  5. I absolutely LOVE those log cabin blocks! The colors and patterns are so pretty!

  6. I just got that sock book, too. I haven't had much time to get into it, but I love your sock! I love the color, too. And it's always so satisfying to get/do something that makes your teenagers comment! LOL

  7. love your log cabin blocks... and as for the sock... I loike that too... it's the same colour of my first car... over 20 years ago... a Datsun 180B... and the colour?... I called it baby sh*t yellow!! heh heh Keep up the great work... Lx


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