Friday, January 13, 2017

On The Needles and A Friday Finish

This is what is on my knitting needles this week. I'm still working on this 2nd pair of Scrappy Socks.
 Scrappy Frankensocks #2
Maybe now that the holiday hustle and bustle are behind me, I will get more knitting done this year and maybe a little quicker.

One of my New Year's resolutions was to work harder on my long UFO list.  I did manage to finish 5 quilts on my UFO last year; but that is just a drop in the bucket to the 75 UFOs on this list.  I hope to greatly improve on that number this year.  To that end, here is my first finished UFO for 2017.

Quilts of Valor - No. 1
This quilt was started last year when I launched the Block Drive for QOV Eastern MO.  I made three separate tops to test the block and several layouts.  I quilted this one with an overall design called Dancing Stars.  One down and many to go.

To see other knitting projects, check in with Judy at Patchwork Times HERE.


  1. Love your scrappy socks. Congrats on completing your UFO, that inspires me to get one done.

    1. Thanks Mary. I tried to reply by email as I usually do with all comments left on my blog, but you come up as a "noreply-comment blogger". Thanks for stopping by.

  2. You're a woman after my crafty heart! Sock knitting and log cabin quilts are my two favorites to make. The scrappy sock looks great and your quilt is just gorgeous! Congratulations on your lovely finish.

  3. Your QOV looks teriffic! I love the dark colorway. So much more practical than my light one!

  4. Love the socks and the finished quilt. Good luck knocking out the UFOs - I am working to do that this year too...mine number in the 20s, hoping to get them below the teens!

  5. Love your frankensocks!

  6. The socks are looking good Dar...and so it the QOV.. Oh you make me feel better about the number of UFOs I have too... I'm not actually going to take a count because I don't want to face the reality ...LOL I have big plans to finish up a couple of UFO's this year...right after I finish the 2 new projects I started...I'm hopeless! Have a great weekend! hugs!

  7. Great QoV! And I thought I had a lot of UFO's! I'm in the 30-40 range, I think. I'll be driving thru your area next Friday! I'll wave as I pass thru St. Louis area.

  8. I love those scrappy socks, the blue at the top just really glows. Congrats on finishing off a UFO, it turned out beautifully!

  9. I think I love scrappy socks as much as I love scrappy quilts! Your socks are wonderful!
    What a pretty finish to kick off the new year! I think you're off to a great start!