Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Sampler for Sunday and...

I finished a pair of socks too! For this Sunday I chose another small house sampler by Ewe & Eye & Friend. It aptly titled "The Red House Sampler".



I stitched up a lot of these little pieces and I still love the look of them.



This one included a nice assortment of decorative stitches that were fun to do and I think the little birds and hearts are a sweet touch.

And this week I finished another pair of socks. These are knit with Blue Moon yarn Socks that Rock.



The colorway is called Count Cluckula and the allusion to poultry made me pick it. Hey that's as good a reason as I could think of. With these plain vanilla stockinette socks I usually complete about one sock a week. I keep my knitting with me as much as possible and whenever I have a minute or two I knit. All those stitches add up over a week's time and before you know it you've finished a sock. The one sock syndrome occurs when I have multiple skeins started at the same time---like this week. I started a pair of socks for a friend and then I got a new skein of yarn for me and I had to start both to see how the striping would play out. So give me a couple of weeks and I'll have 2 more pair finished.

Thanks for all the nice oooohhhhs and aaaaaahs about the pincushions. They were so fun to do. Check back this week - I'm planning a giveaway that will include a pincushion and a cute little pair of scissors I picked up the other day at a LQS.

Well it is pouring rain here and thundering and lightening to beat the band, so I'm going to wrap things up. I hope that Spring is just around the corner for all of us and that we all have some creative time in the coming week.

Happy stitching -
carol fun

3 comments:

  1. What a cute sampler - love the birds! Your socks look nice and toasty and I love the name of the color!

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  2. Really cute sampler...I'm attracted to anything that has a house or alphabet in it too :)

    Nice socks...I also carry my knitting with me everywhere. It's amazing how many little rows you can get done here and there!

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  3. Lovin' these little samplers and nice work on the pincushions, too!

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