Monday, April 21, 2014

A FINISH, A START, AND A W.I.P.

I trust everyone had a nice Easter. I decided to take a bit of a break from here to focus on family.  

After two long years, I finally finished this pair of socks.  This is my first finish for Quarter 2 of the Finish Along. My original list is here


They are a perfect fit and will be a stocking stuffer next Christmas for one of my girls  : )


I've had a few knitting finishes lately so I've allowed myself some new starts. This lovely sock yarn by Kattikloo is hand dyed on Salt Spring Island right here in B.C.  The colour is 'Tender'


and this pale blue wool blend will be a double breasted coat


After getting home from our trip, I had one day in my sewing room so I worked on Cannery Row. I made most of the confetti blocks for section three.


It's actually longer than this, but you get the idea. I'm really liking all the bright solids with the grey.
Happy Monday!

linking up with Wool on Sundays
W.I.P. Wednesday

34 comments:

Lynne said...

I like your knitting Carla. I have an eye toward making Christmas presents early this year, and a pair of knitted socks sounds like a great idea. The Kattikloo yarn is really pretty.
Your Cannery Row quilt is looking fab, I really like the grey combined with the blue behind the flying geese blocks.
Have a nice week!
Lynne

Karen McIsaac said...

Lovely socks...I've been ignoring my knit projects lately. I had high hopes of a productive weekend until a sinus cold struck. I managed to attend Good Friday and Sunday services at church and that was about it...boo hoo. Oh well there is always this week!

Audrey Matlock said...

Nice knitting! I love the cannery row quilt, it's on my bucket list :) Yours looks great!

Catherine said...

I love that green yarn! And love the quilt too

vintage grey said...

Pretty and comfy socks! That is one reason why I want to learn to knit, to make socks! Gorgeous quilt!! xo Heather

Gramma Quilter said...

Lots of juicy bits!!!! I too love how grey and orange go together. My color loves are changing. Love those knitting projects too!

Pam said...

congrats on your sock finish and the salt spring wool looks amazing xo and i love you cannery row solids xo you do a LOT of good stuff ! xo

Sandra Louise said...

Love all of these, but especially the quilt!

2 Good Claymates said...

Those socks are totally fabulous Carla! I imagine they are more luxurious than store bought ones and probably last longer too. I wish I had the time to do all those cool knitting projects but I know is always a nice feeling to wear something you made yourself!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful knitting. Wow, I just LOVE that quilt!

Megan said...

What beautiful wool you are using. I love the colours in cannery row - it's looking great.

cockney blonde said...

Loving all your projects, x

Teresa in Music City said...

Carla your socks look so comfy & warm!!! They will keep someone's toes very cozy this winter :) Love your new yarns! The "Tender" yarn looks so soft and such a beautiful color! Cannery Row is coming along very nicely - like you, I love those colors with the gray!!!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Lovely socks- both the finished ones and the pretty green ones! I love that quilt too!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

All looking gorgeous!

Kim said...

Love your socks. I must knit some....I have never tried...are they easy?? Your Cannery Row is looking lovely, love your use of colours!!

Kate said...

Tht quilt is beautiful. Love the grey and solids together!

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE the colors of those socks and the quilt is going to be beautiful.

ipatchandquilt said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the colours you are using!!!
Esther

Annabella said...

I really love your solids quilt and those socks are gorgeous!

quiltmania said...

Cannery Row is coming along nicely!

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Those socks look so warm and lovely! I love your cannery quilt, such an interesting design.

Julie Crawford said...

great socks! It's funny how some projects that are fairly small can sometimes take a while to finish up, but they were worth it in the end- such beautiful socks. I am in awe of the quilt layout at the end of the post- that is so stunning!

cockney blonde said...

Thanks for your comment re the cardigans. The pattern was in an English mag 'Love Knitting' but its a Sirdar pattern (cropped cardigan), probably easier to get it that way. Hope that helps, x

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The bright colors with the gray are a delight! Congrats on your finish, too!

momiji said...

Oooh--the quilt top looks really great, with such strong colors and patterns. Love the socks as well!

Char said...

Nothing is better than hand knit socks! I love that quilt layout.

Janine said...

I love those socks - far too nice for a stocking filler they are a wonderful gift in themselves! I'm looking forward to seeing your other knitting grow. The tender is a gorgeous colour. And, Lastly, Cannery row is stunning. Those colours are perfect with the grey. Thank you for linking with Wool on Sundays :)

Anne said...

All your knitting is lovely and nicely photographed on the fabrics too.

Shauna said...

Love the knitting! Your Cannery Row quilt is really nice. Like the confetti blocks with the grey too.

Rene' said...

I admire your ability to knit! Love seeing your knitting projects. Great quilt WIP you are working on. I'm not familiar with this pattern but am loving the bright colors against the gray.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Oooh. I like those finished socks. They look toasty.

Carla said...

Carla, your projects are always so great!

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats on all your finishes!