Monday, September 21, 2015

Bright and Cheerful

It was another busy week in the mountains of Utah. The leaves are turning and Park City Singers has begun practicing again.

Practice was Tuesday evening, the same day as out 50th wedding anniversary. DH picked me up early at practice, and we went out to dinner. Several people knew it was our anniversary and called out good wishes. My answer: "Throw rice."
Common Threads was cancelled because Joanie and I were the only ones available besides the host, but we managed to meet at Joanie's on Friday afternoon. Joanie's helper, Anna, had crocheted a little sheep for Joanie last week.

(I think this may be the pattern.) This week a little mouse joined the sheep. 

I found this pattern on Ravelry. It might be the right one, or at least similar.
August is always a hard month for our groups, with so many people traveling. Watch this space for more inspiration, though. There will be other meetings soon, and the quilt retreat coming in October.
My "Hermione's Not-So-Everyday Socks" are finished and ready to wear. 

This is the pattern I used, Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. The yarn is Stroll sock yarn in "Dandelion." 
I couldn't wait to CO a new pair of socks. I've been petting and admiring this yarn as I finished up the yellow socks. It's Stroll Brights in Pucker. I'm calling the new socks "Pucker Up," in honor of our 50th wedding anniversary.

The pattern is "Wanida" from Cookie A's book, Sock Innovation. 
I found this in my mail box this week, just like this, with this side up. I think I'm in love!

I want to order some of it as soon as I figure out what my design will be and how much I need. The fabric line is Kaleidoscope from Connecting Threads. I want to make a quilt with these fabrics and a white background. Any suggestions?

What's on my needles: The "Pucker Up" (Wanida) Socks. Still hoping to CO the March of the Fiber Animals Cardigan for DH. Finished a few more hexagons for the Busy Bee Throw.

What's on my Featherweight: First Ladies Quilt. Still.

What's on my iPad/iPhone: Finished Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen. Now listening to Under Different Stars, both on the Audible app. Still reading Blood Red from the library, an actual book. It's turning out to be a good story.

What's in my wine glass: Liberty Creek Pinot Noir. Yum!

What's my tip of the week: Book Bub offers eBooks from many publishers for minimal cost, often free. Some of the low-cost or free books on Amazon (Kindle app) have an associated WhisperSync version (Audible app) for less than buying the book on Audible. You can sign up to get suggestions, personalized for you, in daily emails.

Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals were harmed during the production of this blog post.

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