Friday, September 28, 2018

Baby Afghan

It's finished! And what a fun knit. I often think I don't like knitting with bulky yarn on large needles (size 10 1/2), but this was very enjoyable.

ETA: Once our new grandson was born, I shipped to my son and DIL. She said her Mom loved holding Caulder in 'it's buttery softness'. From one knitter to another, that was nice to hear.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Savannah Nights Wall Hanging

I finished another UFO from my quilt friend's collection. When the project came to me, it contained strips and pieces, which I made into sixteen patch blocks. Then I decided on a layout and chose fabrics for the set triangles and borders.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Barn Quilts are Art

Squee! This is my birthday gift.

Ever since we bought our own house, I've wanted one of these barn quilts. There's a funny backstory to this. Nathan asked if I wanted anything special to mark my 60th birthday. I talked about this Mariner's Compass quilt block, that had been on my wish list for five years. "Okay, I'll see what I can do."

Later I told my husband about our conversation. "So Nathan's going to get me the Mariner's Compass block to mark my 60th birthday" Frank quietly replied, "But I already got you the Mariner's Compass block to mark your 60th birthday..." ((big hug around the neck)) Thank you sweetie!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Welcome Caulder Logan

It's a boy! Boys run in my husband's family, so we would've been truly surprised if it had been a girl. Mother and baby are doing well.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Slipper Socks for DS1

I originally started these for anyone visiting our home, but then decided I wanted Nathan to have them. While they were visiting this fall, I had him try on the one that was finished. He loved it! He said, "It's so squishy soft!" It's fun to knit for others when they're so enthusiastic.

The next time we were together, they were finished. When he put both of them on, he was gleeful and did a little impromptu two-step in the kitchen. "They're great! They don't slip. Thanks!" I was one happy knitter.