Sunday, January 04, 2009

I'm On A Roll...

OK, so there is not JUST quilting going on...there's also knitting. These socks are called Hedgerow, and the yarn is Cherry Tree Hill in a gorgeous dark turquoise blend. 2.25mm needles, as usual. Pretty, no? And I couldn't resist also casting on this pair of Cable Twist socks after I saw Pat's (the green ones in the pic). Original pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, but Pat did hers in that gorgeous sock yarn, so I rummaged through my yarn stash and lo, what did I find? This beautiful Pagewood Farms merino, in the colorway Grape Juice. Again, 2.25mm needles.

AND...can you believe it? I finished this WIP...started in California before we moved Down Under, where it languished mostly, until last week. In the wake of the fast finish on the 10 Wishes quilt I decided to forge ahead and wrap this one up.


Here it is in all its glory: queen-size, quilted, bound and on the bed, at last. (But not washed yet...just didn't have the energy or patience to wait for it to dry.)


Some of you may remember that this quilt is a remake of a lovely antique quilt I have that is so worn I feel it's dangerous to use it any longer. But the design is so lovely I didn't want it just to sit on a shelf, so I worked the design up on EQ5 and started piecing. The original quilt is signed on the back with only the initials G. L., so for the moment I'm calling it "G.L. Reborn", but obviously I need a good name for the quilt...any brilliant ideas?



And, and, and...there's been a NEW BEGINNING, too! But that's for the NEXT post...



6 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wheee, you ARE on a roll. Congrats on finishing this lovely quilt.

Pat said...

What a fun post - knitting and quilting....you certainly are on a roll! Both the socks are pretty - I'm glad you are liking Cable Twist - I've never made Hedgerow, but love that pattern and have had it printed and in a binder for several years! The quilt is gorgeous - reproducing a loved quilt is such a great thing to do!

tami said...

I'm on a knitting roll too. Your socks are great and that quilt is gorgeous.

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Mary said...

I do remember your working on this remake - you've done a lovely job.

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