Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Sneak peek of the new quilt

Now that  the blue and white baby socks are all knitted, I came back to my colourful yarns. I found four balls of this lovely yellow in a shop and knitted a pair of socks in adult size, and went on in a smaller adult size. Because there was still yarn left, I knitted a third pair in a child size. Each pair has a slightly different heel. After having knitted three pairs I still had those two tiny balls left. I thought they will make a nice stripe in a new pair of socks in a different colour.

I was putting the rest yarn in my storage box where I keep this type of yarn, and guess what? I found two more balls of the same yarn I had bought last year because I really liked this colour, and the rest from the first pair I had knitted. That means I can knit two more pairs in a child size!

When I arranged the blocks for the blue and white quilt of my previous post, I played with them a little and came up with an idea. I really liked working with big blocks for a change, and the plaids look better in them too. So I took this lovely grey flannel I have been hoarding for many years, and a pile of other than blue shirts, and made these blocks:

Next time I will show what became of them.

We had some sunny days and migrating birds started coming. This small thrush, redwing, is a welcome guest we have not seen in many years.

Yesterday's weather brought new snow. We had already decided to keep filling the bird feeder until the weather gets warmer, and now with the snow it is essential to take care of our little friends.


  1. Quite the array of sock sizes. Love that rich color. Oh flannel and plaid, what a great combination! And flannel is so cozy. Snow? Yikes!!

  2. Love the different sizes of the socks! And happy you found more yarn. Well, the color combination for your new quilt is definitely one of my favorites! Look forward to see how you are putting these blocks together!

  3. Nice color for socks, you knit faster than anyone I know! Waiting to see the next plaid quilt!

  4. You are keeping busy, busy with projects. Although we've had coolish weather, we have been inundated with rain - not snow.


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