Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Building, Knitting and Quilting


I wound the newest batch of dyed yarn and began the knitting. I am using the Monkey socks pattern from Knitty.com but since I am making toe-up socks the pattern is upside down but still lovely.

It is moving right along!
I also finished Millie's king-sized pinwheel quilt. Bill helped me hang it for the pic this morning before the men got here!

There were many firsts in this project and I learned so much! I used a different thread (Sulky embroidery thread), a different panto( that I had to redraw to fit the blocks better),

and I did some free-motion quilting to match the panto-all a delight every step of the way.


Bill is feeling new muscles........or old muscles in a new way! Lot's of ladder work and doing the roofing puts a zing in those calf muscles!

He had to get some more lumber........he turned a few heads with this load! So glad we have the truck!

The front eaves are getting torn down this morning to make room for the veranda.

5 comments:

  1. So cool -- it looks "realer and realer"!!!

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  2. It's very cool. Very cool. And it's good to have a new garage. And a new porch. And a new exercising room. And I love Grandpa and Grandma Minota.

    Love, David

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  3. That garage looks like a great place for me to live, as long as you keep that mean cat out of the way. What do you think?

    Plaintively,
    Baker

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  4. The socks are beautiful. I love the color of the yarn.

    And I'm enjoying the on-going story of your home expansion. Can't believe how fast it is happening. Construction just does not move so rapidly in our little island paradise.

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  5. Whew! They sure are moving quickly on your build, aren't they? Bill's going to have the body of an athlete if he keeps this up!

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