Road Trip 2015 – Done

1900+ miles, 4 states, 11 family members, 1 bed and breakfast, 2 hotels, 3 quilts shops, one finished pair of socks and one week later… the 2015 road trip is in the books. The bird factory was shut down for this but it will be back up and running tomorrow. Thanks to the 3 quilt shops, I have lots of new bird fabric.

We had a lot of fun and got to see some family we haven’t seen in 15 years. But, ultimately, nothing is better than your own bed.

Finished Socks (Pair #2)

Finished Socks (Pair #2)

Critters

Critters on Trip

Read The Small Print: "Caution, Hot. But You're Smart Enough To Know That"

“Caution, Hot. But You’re Smart Enough To Know That”

Came home to "Monster Cabbage"

Came home to “Monster Cabbage”

 

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I’m back! Sort of…

It’s been awhile since my last bird. While the bird factory is temporarily shut down some knitting has occurred. I’m almost done with my second pair of socks and I have a good start on my infinity scarf. I am still learning socks. My husband tells everyone “well she’s made 4 socks and none of them are the same size.” Thanks babe…

  

3 Socks Complete!

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I am still learning socks. This is my first gusset heel. The short row heel was easy to do, but the results for the gusset are much better. My only problem is knowing when to start it. I think I started it about 1/2 inch too late. And if you are thinking “That’s one looooong sock” it actually fits ok. Kinda sad… But my feet are 10 inches long ­čśŽ It does look funny though.

In addition to finishing a sock today, I made my customary bird and got some bird fabric. The husband got some plants. The quilt shop and the nursery are right next to each other. It works out.

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For Him

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For Me

 

Socks… Socks… Socks…

Learnin'

Learnin’

I worked a long┬áday today and I didn’t have the energy to sew a bird. I sat out on the patio knitting for a few minutes until the bugs got to be too annoying.

So here are some pictures of my socks. The sock on the bottom or left is my first attempt and the one on the right or top is my second. Clearly, gauge is everything.

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