Mar 1, 2011

Sneak Peek at a new craft

I have now taken a class on quilting and am almost done with my first quilt, a very late baby gift for a dear baby girl. I've started in on another quilt, another late one for a baby boy. I love this skill: quilting is so very different than knitting. Thank, Judy, for the teaching and effort you are putting into this class.

It seems the landscape has been filled with snow most of the year so far but two weeks ago we had a thaw. Everywhere was the dripping and water streams from so much ice and snow finally going away. Now the ground is all marshy and muddy, but the days often have warmth and sunshine in them! Hooray!

For Christmas I received a Kindle from two very special people - thanks mom and John! The first thing I did was download free classics. The second thing was to knit a cover for it. The yarn is from Tammy, a gift from her long-ago trip to Seattle, I think. It is a thick sock yarn in blues and aquas and I made my very first socks with it. I had some of the yarn leftover, doubled it for good protection against sharp things in my purse, and voila! My very own Kindle cover.
An old UFO has been getting some work on it too: the Log Cabin Blanket by Mason-Dixon Knitting I started years ago. Somehow it has been calling me. Here's the progress - it has about doubled int he last two days.