What beautiful day it's shaping up to be today.  Colorado blue skies and sunshine!!
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I’ve really been into knitting lately as you can see from my finished projects:  My 2nd pair of socks is finished, just waiting to accompany me with the right outfit. 





I am on to socks number 3 so I decided to try a new pattern with a little more design.  This circle sock is really turning out to be a fun knit.  The pattern is pretty easy so far.  I’m on the heel just about ready to start the turn.  After knitting a long time yesterday, my hands are crying out for a break.   Maybe a trip outside is in order today as the weather is really nice, that pretty Colorado blue sky and hardly a cloud in sight. 

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Other knitting happy dances include some spa cloths for a birthday gift.  These knit up so fast and are so cheerful looking, they're a great break from bigger projects.  And one can never have too many spa cloths, can they?  I found these patterns online on ravelry.com, along with many more.

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Here's my adventure into the world of cable knit: a scarf and mittens.  They will probably end up as a gift as well since the mittens are a little snug for me.  But I think I have the cable stitch down.  It was really much easier than I thought it would be.  The yarn is a soft wool/acrylic blend that should be nice and warm.


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Cross stitching has taken a back seat temporarily, although I do get a few stitches in every couple days or so.   Today may be a cross stitch day to give my hands that afore-mentioned break.  The BIG cross stitch is on pg. 4 of 25 and really starting to look like something.  I can’t believe how many stitches are in this thing!  Alternately, I’m working on a smaller picture of a beach scene.  It’s only 2 pages of stitches. :)

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On the sewing/quilting front, I recently brought home some sample fabric from work and decided to make this fun tote.  It worked up pretty easily and will make a nice variety in my tote collection.  I can retire on of the uglier, more worn ones.  


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Here’s an art quilt I had fun making, adding beads and lots of embellishment.  I love the irregular shape of it and it was a good project to practice machine quilting.  Look for more of this style as I sort thru my stash of fabric and beads.  There’s a blue/green in the works that I show you in coming weeks as it goes on its transforming journey thru the bead stash

That's about it for today.  Gotta go enjoy that sunshine!! 
 

March TUSAL

03/22/2012

 
 
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Can't believe it's time for the March TUSAL already.  I've been so busy knitting and stitching that time has just flown by.  I must remember to get the camera out and take some project pictures for you.  Meanwhile here's my ORT jar.  You can see there's lots of yarn in there from mittens, a scarf, 2 dish cloths and a couple other things.  Yes, I'm working on a new pair of socks.  Sewing projects included a tote bag and a couple of quilt samples for a local store.  Cross stitching finds me working on Page 4 of the BIG project alternating with a smaller-yet big- seaside picture. 

 

    Vickie Morgan

    I'm a retired music teacher always looking for outlets to satisy my creative needs.  Here in the mountains of Colorado, nature provides lots of inspiration.

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