27 January 2012

For the Love of...Color!

Living on the prairie, much of the year is either...




Both are beautiful, but sometimes a lack of color can get to a girl. So recently I've been brightening up my world and this week is

For The Love Of...


I finished my first sock!

Thanks to my knitting support group, Amy, Kayanna, Amanda, & Jacey, for all their tips and getting me through the tricky spots in the Hermoine sock pattern. Obviously I can't wear just one sock, but I'm not used to working with such small needles & yarn so my hands needed a little break. I cast on the second sock last night and hope to be wearing my new socks in a couple weeks.

My mom & I are doing a swap. She's making me some great handmade cards & in return I'm making her a 2-sided tablerunner. I bought the fabrics when we were still living in Montana, but couldn't decide on a pattern. I finally decided on using Tula Pink's Cherry Pie as a kicking off point. I love how it's turning out.

The other side will be a garden of hexi flowers.

A new cover for my sewing room footstool

I had some white corduroy that I got on super clearance a while back. I dyed it teal (hence the mottled look) and made a couple blocks to give the cover some character. The blocks are based on a pattern from Lizzy House's Five Magical Projects. The dogs & I are very happy with the way the cover turned out!

And PS, Lizzy House's book is gorgeous! I was so amazed by the pictures & colors I almost forgot there were patterns in there too. :D

I like to add color to my meals as well!

New wristers I made from some cozy Malabrigo I purchased while attending the Sewing Summit.

New pillowcases

Virginia & I did a swap last week. I had an extra jelly roll of Sunkissed so I posted an announcement to Twitter. She was the first to respond & offered some Outside Oslo in exchange. When I got my new fabric there was a really cool pillow cover (on left) in the package as well. Isn't it great???

The pillow cover on the right was an orphan block that became a pillow a few weeks ago.

My designer fabric stash. In rainbow order, of course!

Sorry for the long post, but like I said, I've been adding a lot of color to my life lately!

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Next week: For the Love of... Books!

1 comment:

Jess said...

Loving the pink/yellow pillow cover! Such fun blocks to make - yours look awesome :)