playing with needles, thread & string

After the mad rush of knitting and quilting to get Christmas presents ready in time, I can finally get back to “my” projects. Yay!

Twelve pairs of Christmas slippers later (yes, twelve!) I started to feel left out and decided to make a pair for myself. I remembered seeing a lime green Tresko sock yarn at Knit Now, our local the wool store, and since lime green is one of my current favourite colours, I stopped by after work to pick up a skein and got busy!

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Something else I had put down awhile ago was the quilt I had started for my sister. I made the quilt sandwich, basted it, and then put it aside for a few months because I just couldn’t decide how to quilt it. Eventually I gave into my original idea of a vine pattern. As soon as the last stitch was taken in the last Christmas gift, I popped that baby into the lap frame and got started!

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It’s a fairly big quilt, so it’s going to take me awhile. But hopefully she’ll think it was worth the wait!007

Something else I’ve started recently is knitting my first pair of socks with fine sock yarn on itty bitty 2.5mm double-pointed needles. I’ve knit socks on heavy sock wool, but never this beautiful fine sock wool.

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I’ve always loved looking at it whenever I’m in the knit shop…such a variety of pattern and colour! But I’ve always felt intimidated to try. I don’t know why…now that I’ve gotten this far I’m really enjoying it and isn’t hard at all!

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I’ve slowly been replacing all of my metal needles with birch. They feel like silk in my hands and no more annoying clicking!

It feels so great to get back to things I’ve wanted to do – learning new things and creating with beautiful fabrics, fibres, threads and needles.

3 thoughts on “playing with needles, thread & string

  1. Love the slippers…they look so cozy!! and I agree about the needles. I definitely prefer them over metal needles. The quilt looks beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

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