One down, one to go

I started these socks months ago, and just got going on them again a couple nights ago when I got the urge to do some knitting. I finally finished the first sock last night. And they fit perfectly. Yay!

I'm not normally into blue a lot, but I just love these socks so far! It is a pattern called Blackrose and is knitted in KnitPicks Stroll Hand Painted Sock Yarn in Lullaby.

And yes, my feet and ankles look really fat in these pictures. They are fat, but they look worse than normal here because I took these photos after I had sat up all day at work and they swelled up. I'm in one of those kinds of moods where having cankles is one of my lesser problems. I'm such a glutton for punishment right now: watching WE TV is one of the worst things to do when you've just gone through a divorce and are feeling shitty about being single. Way too many happy wedding shows! UGH. Just put me out of my misery already.

Oh, and I do have gnomes on my flannel sheets. They couldn't be any more awesome.


Stashbusting update - January

The first month of the Stashbusting Contest has passed pretty uneventfully.

- My "I dream in fuchsia" quilt. I still haven't finished cutting off all the threads yet (ha! there are soo many!) and have not washed it. But it's finished. I don't even have a photo of the completely finished project yet. Must get one soon!

In progress:
- Postage stamp quilt
- Wonky log cabin quilt-as-you-go scrap quilt

- Just that 1.5 yards of Purdue fabric (dang, I was doing so well!)

Other fabric in:
- I won a giveaway from blue elephant stitches! This is one of my new favorite blogs to visit. Great quilts with awesome fabric. And a quilt blog with elephants worked in? Couldn't help but love it. Anyway, here are the eight fat quarters that arrived for me a couple days ago.

Awesome, aren't they? Other than cutting the little 1.5-inch and 2.5-inch blocks for the charm quilt projects, I haven't made a decision on what to make with these. So much fabric, so little time.


Postage stamp progress

Can I just say that I am thrilled with how this is going so far? It's unbelievably tedious and really slow going, but I think I am going to love it after it's all done.

As mentioned previously, I have really started working in earnest on my postage stamp charm quilt. I really hadn't taken the time to layout any of the finished blocks until last night, and am really loving how this looks. Good lord though, I really need a design wall!

Postage stamp charm quilt - work in progress

This is nowhere near done. So far, this photo includes almost all my turquoise, orange, black and black & white blocks. I still have more pink, red, purple and yellow blocks to sew. And I haven't even sorted my blues, greens, browns and whites/beiges. I'm thinking this is going to turn out huge.

I'm also still not sure on how to arrange all the blocks. Anyone have any ideas? One of the dilemmas is that the amounts of the colors is really varied. Since it's all scraps, I have a lot more of some colors, like blue and green, than I do others like yellow and orange. I'm open to suggestions!