Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Knitting Abandon & Rumors of Normalcy

Hello Everyone! I know. That is a shameless attempt at working a cat picture into this post. I'd say forgive me, but look how adorable she is! I couldn't help myself. Summer is slowing down here and people are prepping for fall. The weather is just gorgeous! I recently had the parents and brother in town for a long weekend which was truly amazing. (Dad had the audacity to say that this blog was an excuse to put up cat pictures. I could only fake hurt for so long, it's kinda true). Besides just spending time together, my favorite thing was when we went to the new Chihuly Exhibit down in Seattle Center right next to the Space Needle. For those who don't know Dale Chihuly is a blown-glass artist originally from the Pacific Northwest. He still resides here in Seattle and is occasionally spotted down in Pioneer Square at his favorite coffee shop. Here is just a peek at the amazing inspiration from that day; and remember, this is all blown glass:

This last one is a perfect homage to the Pacific Northwest. I just love it! Plus, you can't go wrong with all those bright colors. As you know, I am a sucker for bright and bold colors, to the chagrin of a few people I can name (aka Grandma and my husband). I get a little carried away sometimes, I know, I know. I just love color!
On the subject of crafting we are still in construction-mode although I've heard rumors of just two more weeks until semi-normal. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but oh man, two more weeks until I get my sewing table back?! I'm secretly ecstatic. In lieu of a sewing table I have been knitting like a crazy person. First off, I finally finished that baby sweater for Baby Cousin.
There are a lot of mistakes, but I think well hidden enough that it's not that big of a deal. Or, it won't be a big deal until the cousins have had some time to really look it over and by then, I will be gone, haha. That pattern was a dousey and I will never do it again. The yoke, however, is my ultimate favorite part.
Upon immediately finishing that sweater I began knitting a pair socks for myself for the upcoming winter months. Now why did that sweater take me so long? I have cranked out the below sock in like 4 days. Ridiculous!
I guess that's just showing that I am inspired and ready to get back to full fledged quilting again. While knitting and wishing to quilt I have been binging on blogs and have many ideas for new quilts/placemats/wall hangings/you name it. The socks will continue and hopefully you'll get some fabric cutting news soon. I already know where I want to start.
Happy Crafting!

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