Monday, March 9, 2009

Crafty Time of Year

This time of year is tough for me, the long days of cold weather and darkness start to wear away at my psyche. I got the urge to have a warm blanket for sitting on the couch knitting and watching TV under. This is my first attempt at a quilt since Miss M was a baby about 6 years ago. I think it turned out OK. I have been enjoying it in my cold basement already for a week. I used a soft green fabric for the back, I forgot what kind of fabric it would be called. I would describe it as a corduroy without the lines in it.

I also made these socks for Noley. I used stash yarn for this project and hope to make another pair for KD. He asked for some too. Noley likes these and even wore them once already!

Pattern: Basic socks from Knitter Book of Handy Patterns
Yarn: Smart got on clearance years ago
Needles: US2 &3 DPN

Lately Noley has been saying this phrase a lot, " You don't do that forever, ever, now!" He is getting very independent. I feel bad for him today, he is throwing up, hopefully it will be a one day thing, I have plans for tomorrow.


Wendy said...

The quilt and the socks are great! I hear you about the long cold, dark days. I did start getting in some walks outside and that helps a lot!

Rani said...

Flannel lining? It's so cute and springy.

Love those socks! Very BOY socks.

Naomi said...

Nice quilt! You whipped that up quick!! I keep meaning to make the boys socks too but somehow projects for myself beat that out...I guess I'm selfish! Nice job!

Anonymous said...

I knew you were digging through your material. You didn't tell me you were making yourself a super cute quilt. Nice Job! And I so need the pattern for those socks. I haven't been able to find one I like yet. Love ya, D