Cable Porn

No, not that kind…

THIS kind!


I finished my first In and Out sock on my west coast trip this week. The charts were just the right level of complicated to keep my interest on a long plane flight.
Bystanders Aren't Safe...

(Even the dog’s not safe from becoming a prop when I’m trying to get a picture of my latest project…)

And finally, proof that this blog lives up to its name… a quick Blackberry snapshot of my knitting setup. Pre-takeoff, of course! And with a requisite copy of ‘SkyMall,’ no less. What can I say, it’s a glamorous life in coach.


Garden Under the Sea Progress

Lest you think I haven’t been sewing… It’s slow going, but five of twelve blocks for the Garden Under the Sea quilt are complete.

Garden Under the Sea Progress

Starting a New Quilt

I’ll be traveling heavily for work in the upcoming days, so I made some time for my sewing machine this afternoon and started a new quilt.

Garden Under the Sea, Block

The block is called ‘Garden Fence‘ from Hyacinth Quilt Designs. I increased the dimensions a bit in order to better accommodate the repeat of the mermaid pattern. It was difficult to make those first few cuts into the Mendocino I’ve been hoarding, but I think this is the perfect pattern for it!

In a major first, I came up with a decent name for this one before it’s even done! I’m calling it ‘Garden Under the Sea’.

Starting a new quilt

Using an Amazon credit I had kicking around, I treated myself to a copy of Modern Log Cabin Quilting. There are a number of great quilts in this book, but for my first project, I couldn’t even make it past the cover. I just started my own version of the ‘Modern Crosses Quilt’ and I’m already in love.

Starting a New Quilt...

I’m using jelly roll scraps from the king-sized Hope Valley Five Patch quilt that I finished earlier this year.

Hope Valley Five Patch Quilt

Am I a little obsessed with this fabric line? Possibly. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I have a third in progress quilt with the same fabric waiting in the wings! No such thing as too much of a good line.