December 27, 2009

WIP for Me

This past week I've been trying to actually work on some things that won't be for sale. It's a rare occasion that I make something for myself so it's been pretty fun.

I got a quilt top made out of a Jelly Roll and some Charm Packs I bought from the Rouenneries collection by French General. It's going to hang in our hallway right off the entry (and hopefully warm the space up a bit). I'm using some of these fabrics to make curtains for the dining room and living room too. I can't wait to get those done!

And here's my latest knitting project. I held off starting something new until I finished my Santa.

Nick and I made a mad dash to the local book shop (have I mentioned we can walk to a great book shop? LOVE THAT!) on Christmas Eve for this book. I wanted it anyway, really, it was gonna happen at some point. ;)

I picked up this colorful sock yarn at a shop down in Des Moines, WA on an outing last week (since this hasn't arrived yet). I like my socks a little crazy, can you tell? I think this method of knitting both socks at once is brilliant. I doubt I'd ever end up with a pair otherwise.

The pattern I chose is called Twilight and is pretty easy. It'll be even easier when the mail man brings me some longer circular needles! haha, Anyway, it's kinda pretty, no?

What have you been working on lately?


Delena said...

I'm actually making something for myself, too (gasp!) So excited. I'm making some bedding out of taffeta. Its sooooooo awesome. Fit for a queen....ahem, that would be me!

Nutsy Coco said...

I love the socks! I've read about the two sock method and want to try it out. I have a long list of things to work on for myself that will hopefully start this week. I can't wait!

Trisha said...

Your socks are so cute! I haven't tried that method for knitting socks but it does look like fun. I'll have to check out that shop in Des Moines next time I am out that way. And your quilt is gorgeous. Love all that red!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Genius! What a fab idea!
I am making a little mini album for myself, so nice to have time to do that after the rush of Christmas!

LizzieJane said...

My goodness you are getting good at sock making. I love the color of the yarn and also the new yarn that will be coming.

Christina J. said...

I like the idea of making two socks at once. I know if I knitted socks I'd never make the second one! I love the quilt. The fabrics are really pretty.

PattyAnn said...

I looked at that two socks at a time deal a while back but was scared that I would get the yarn, needles and just about everything else tangled together. I love to knit socks, maybe I will try this now.