Tuesday, June 19, 2007

My vest designs

In Ginger Luter's class, we did some design sketches for modular knits. These are the vest patterns I came up with very quickly. I forgot to bring along some colored pencils, so I had to do all of these with a ballpoint pen! But I think that is almost better--I focused on the designs instead of what colors to use.

Asilomar Knitting Retreat

Here I am with Ginger Luters, who taught the class on Modular Knitting that I took at Asilomar last weekend. I am wearing the triangle scarf that I made in class, using Noro Silk Garden Lite yarn. It seems a bit scratchier than normal Silk Garden yarn, but the colors are great and it's a good weight for a skinny scarf. I had a great time at the retreat--we went into Carmel one afternoon, and the weather was quite nice, although I was surprised that I was able to wear my heavy cotton patchwork knitted sweater every day, because the wind was quite chilly right off the ocean.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Garden Railroad Quilt Show

A friend of mine, Anabeth Dollins, sent this picture of her quilt show in a garden railroad. She gave me permission to post it here. Isn't it the cutest thing you ever saw? She also has a web site at anabeth.dollins.org/grr.html where you can see more garden railroads.

Here's what she says about the quilts: "The mini quilts are no larger than 3.5" by 3.5" -- most made from cheater cloth. The two Amish style quilts are real pieced quilts. All of the quilts are hand-quilted."


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

still knitting like crazy

Okay, so I have not done anything in the realm of painting or quilting, but I have been knitting! The socks here are the Victorian Lace pattern, available only to members of the Six Sock Knitalong on yahoo groups. I used Cherry Tree Hill supersock yarn that I bought on a recent trip to Virginia. I also attended the SAQA annual meeting in Athens, Ohio and got to see Quilt National in person at last, a long-cherished dream. I bought a small quilt there and had a great time. On the plane flight home, there were at least three knitters busily stitching away--two of us were making socks, the other was making something lacey.