Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Finishes for August

Lots of finishing this month, both quilting and knitting.  First, my socks are done!  First pair (well, srot of - I did make a pair from some waste yarn last year).  These were done toe up, on 2 circular needes.  Once I got the hang of keeping the yarn untangled, it was really easy to do.  And I love the fact that when I was done, I was DONE.  No second sock hanging around guilting me.

I'll make a few adjustments next time, but not too bad for a first pair, I think.  The key learning point for me was - cast off loosely means LOOSELY.  I had to go back and redo my cast off, so that I could actually get the sock on :)  I should have taken a photo before I put the socks on, so you can see the pattern.  They are made from a pattern on Ravelry, and it worked out really well.

Then there are a pile of quilts.  Some already shown on this blog, and some just finished last night.  First, my January colour challenge.  No too bad - 9 months start to finish :)  I love colours in this one, and it was my first hint that I was going to have a lot of fun with the colour challenge this year.  It's really forced me outside of my comfort zone.

 Then, a mystery quilt from last year.  This was one of the first quilts done on my long arm.  And now it's bound and ready for donation, only 1 month after I quilted it.  Not bad.

Followed by another colour challenge quilt.  "Rising Sun" won out for the name, but I still say the quilt was "easy as pie" to make :)


And then finally (or actually, firstly since they were finished earlier in the month) 2 baby quilts ready for donation, after serving as the guinea pigs on my long arming skills.  The contrast in the colours is better in person.

Joining  a few links ups today:
Judy's Friday "What's on your needles"
A stitch in time August finishing party

And, Judy's UFO challenge (if I have the dates right).  None of these quilts were my UFO for the month, or even on the list.  But I'm counting them anyway, as the first 2 have been sitting around waiting to be quilted and/or bound for several months.




11 comments:

  1. My goodness, you have been a busy bee! Excellent job!

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  2. Your socks look great! Thanks for sharing the pattern.
    And all your quilt finished! Amazing. You've been super busy.

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  3. Nice job! Great socks and quilts too. You were busy in August!

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  4. great looking socks and gams. What is it about August that makes us finish things? great job!!
    Ann

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  5. Wow - you've had a productive month. I love that Judy is flexible with the rules -- I had to bend them this month too.

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  6. Just switch your numbers around. I would say all the finishes you've had more than qualifies. Great job.

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  7. Wow, congrats on all the finishes!

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  8. What is the block name for Rising Sun? That is gorgeous!!

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  9. Fun looking socks! You really accomplished lots lately.

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  10. Hey, a UFO is a UFO ~ and I love the socks too :) Great finishes!

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  11. Congrats on all your finishes!

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