Over the holiday break I acquired some really pretty fabric. My wonderful husband went to Loom and secretly bought me the remaining orange woodgrain fabric (yay!) along with some other fabrics I’d been obnoxiously obsessing about. My mom and I went to the Quilt Patch in Tecumseh, MI, and I bought these:
I couldn’t resist the owl fabric because it was just too cute. The blue and white Michael Miller fabric was discounted so I snatched up the remainder of the bolt. And the leaf fabric? I plan to use it in a log cabin quilt along with my prized woodgrain fabric. I made a mock-up of one of the log cabin squares using leftover scraps from my knitting needle cases:
This square turned out about 12″ x 12″ which seems a little large to me. I’ll probably make another mock-up with narrower strips but keep the center square the same size. I really like the off-center style and will probably do this for all of the blocks, varying the placement of the center square each time. I haven’t yet decided how to piece the blocks together, but I figure I can decide that after I assemble a stack of blocks. Any thoughts?
I’ve also set a personal record for the fastest knitted sock. I knit this beauty up in less than a week. I’m still in shock! Let’s see how fast I can finish up the 2nd sock…
Thanks to Cheryl for the yarn: Socks That Rock medium weight in colorway Wild Irishgirlie. The pattern is slightly modified from the Skyp Rib Socks by Adrienne Ku which is one of my favorite sock patterns.
Here’s hoping for a productive year of knitting and sewing!