Thursday, December 20, 2007

Oh Joy!

I've done it! My sock pattern is posted on my new pattern blog. Rather ambitious, don't you think? I had so much fun creating this pattern, I'm hoping I'll have lots more in the future. For once I actually wrote down what I did rather than winging it and making a one-of-a-kind.

My socks are called Twitterpated, a word I first heard in the Disney cartoon, Bambi. It seemed right. I even looked it up and was surprised to find it in the dictionary. But it does define how I feel about these socks. Yeah well, we all have our little quirks.

What better time than now to give back to a wonderful group of people who are so giving. Which brings me, once again, to thanking everyone in the blog community and on the internet who give throughout the year. We inspire, share ideas, our creations and passions. And some days, no matter how rough it's been, I can count on reading something funny and forgetting my worries, even if briefly. We stick together through the highs and the lows, the good and bad, and continue to connect through common interests.

And now a little about my latest aquisitions. I finally received my copy of Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts. Lovely, lovely. I may not attempt every project in this book, but there are plenty to choose from.

MaryJane's Stitching Room is another book I just love. So many wonderful things in this one too.

Pretty Little Pincushions. The title says it all. I've already started a couple of these.

From my sister, a pre-Christmas gift, The Harmony Guides 300 Crochet Stitches.

Lace Style. Perfect. So many things I want to make from this one.

And finally, from my daughter, Subversive Cross Stitch. With her special requests for what she wants from this book. Some of those are done too.

Normally, I'd post pictures of my books, but I didn't have time to do that, and besides, you get a better idea from the links. But I will have pics of my finished projects after the holidays. Maybe before.

Needless to say, these projects will keep me very busy for a while. Or will these books just join my ever expanding library and increase my dusting duties? Who knows.


Dave said...

Lovely socks -- thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

Armine said...

Finally!! They are "extraordinaire"! The legs look good too... hehehe

Armine said...

Oh I forgot, which one of the pincushions am I getting?

Chronic Ennui said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern with all of us. Wishing you warm and happy holidays!

Nora said...

Lovely textured socks - thank you! [I'll email my Christmas wishes to you...]

Jen Segrest said...

I'm so happy to see you trying my bottlecaps! I hope you liked the book! know I worked hard on my parts!