Friday, February 27, 2015

OTN and This and That - Feb. 27, 2015

I didn't quite finish my pair of socks, but it has been a good week, and there are still a couple days to go before the week is official over, right?

My blue variegated socks are over half finished and I'm anxious to get them off the needles so I can start another pair from a different angle -- toe up.

Here's the reason I did not finish my socks.   I saw a review of this book online and it sounded so good, I reserved a copy from the library.  If you like to travel and enjoy wild and funny adventures, this book will do the trick, all from your own living room. It is a story of unusual experiences for a family in Maine (with 2 teenagers), who decide to take a 6 month vacation volunteering across the globe.  They venture to Costa Rica, India, Thailand and other exotic locations. Their experiences and the people they encounter will entertain and amaze you.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book so much that my knitting and quilting took a back seat until I finished it. 


Last week when I posted about my finished baby quilt, I originally forgot to post a picture. Now it is really finished. Here is a completed picture of the baby quilt with the binding all hand stitched down. 



Take a few minutes and stop over to Judy's Patchwork Times and see what other goodies are on the needles this week.  There are sure to be lots to inspire you.  Also linking up with Michelle's Let's Make Baby Quilts. 



11 comments:

  1. Your quilt is just as cute as can be. And your socks look perfect even if they aren't finished. It's nice to find something to read that really grabs your attention.

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  2. Nice quilt. Hope you get the socks done. Sounds like a good book.

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  3. Your blue sock yarn is gorgeous. Love those socks. The baby quilt is adorable, too. Thanks for the book recommendation.

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  4. Love your red and blue baby quilt Dar! One of my favorite color combinations. i admire anyone who can knit that beautifully! The book sounds great...they tend to draw me in too, and all else takes a back seat.

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  5. Oh, those socks are so pretty. Do they have a home yet?t

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  6. Great quilt! Should make a happy baby! Love the socks, too.

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  7. I love your quilt! And your socks really make me want to learn to knit.

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  8. Love those bright red and blues in the baby quilt!

    Sometimes you just have to sit and read a good book. It's a great way to reset your mood.

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  9. What a great baby quilt- it would be perfect for a July 4th baby!

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  10. your socks look so pretty and they match the quilt. ;0)

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  11. Love seeing your socks take shape Dar!!! I haven't knitted on my socks in a while, and now spring is around the corner. Maybe I'll continue the break for a bit, but I'm getting itchy to start back on the raspberry ones that are currently OTN. Love your little blue and red baby quilt - simply adorable!!!!

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