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Should take you to a set where the descriptions of the photos tell you how to do a standard quilt binding in 10 easy steps.
Feel free to leave feedback here or there - I'm always anxious to improve my work!
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Pattern: Jaywalker, by Grumperina - sort of. I did plain feet, then jaywalkered the legs.
Yarn: Cascade Fixation Spray Dyed/Effects (a cotton sock yarn) in Colorway 9939.
Needles: US 2 dpns
It's a fun, easy pattern that yields a nice firm sock. I'm not sure how well it would work for the whole sock for those of us with giant ankles, but the leg-only approach seems to fit well.
Now, about work. I've been making little diaper bags using panels from the "Peek A Boo" line by Amy Bradley for Moda fabrics. They're super-cute, but I don't have any photos yet. Hopefully tomorrow, if LazyKid will cooperate and watch some Sesame Street for an hour or so :)
Monday, November 03, 2008
2. When did it become impossible to find the end inside the ball of yarn? I like to pull from the center so the ball doesn't roll all over the floor gathering cat hair, but I'm on my second completely disasterous skein situation. Usually you can reach a finger inside the ball, pull out a small chunk at the end of the skein, and find the end. But recently when I reach inside I end up pulling out a tangled mass of spaghetti that's the size of a lemon, and I still can't find the end. So I either have to reroll the whole skein, or just pull from the outside. Until I get my ball winder, I'm letting that puppy roll around on the floor. Friends don't mind a little cat hair in their socks, right? It just adds extra insulation ...