Monday, March 9, 2009

Productive weekend.

I went bright and early, well around 10 o'clock, lol, on Saturday morning to participate in a sewing day with my guild. We were sewing nearly to 5 pm. And here's what I did. I finished the units for the Boxy Star blocks I've bin making for a swap I'm in at Quiltvilleswap. I then ironed them and got them packed up yesterday so I they could be in the mail to USA today.

They look like this when sewed together to make one block. You can see lots of Boxy Star quilts at Bonnie Hunters Quiltville site.

These hourglass blocks were my L-E (leaders-enders, you can also read about them on Bonnies site) while I was sewing the Boxy Star units. They will be used in the Chunky Churn Dash quilt when those blocks come home from our swap hostess Deedee in Canada. I'm almost half way through with the hourglass blocks. And I have hopes that the CCD blocks will arrive any day now.

Then I started sewing strips on eight donation blocks that I had prepped a few days before. I finished them in the evening after milking, got them in to an envelope yesterday and they went also in to the mail today. They are heading to Jan in Australia.

I took my camera with me to the meeting because I was for once going to take photos. Here is the result. Wow, lol. Two photos of Johanna modeling for Hugljuf who knitted this gorgeous .....
I have no idea what you could call it, jacket or sweater, what ever.

Anyway it's made of very fine Icelandic wool ( called "one spun") and I think I'm right when I say it's original Icelandic design, I remember it was very much in to own a dress in this pattern when I was a teenager. (For grown up women. lol)

Today I started mending clothes that have bin piling up for a while. I will try to finish that tomorrow and then perhaps I will sit down and knit my self a pair of wool socks that I started the winter before last. I usually have half knitted socks and mittens stored away for when the urge to knit hits me, then I make up to 11 pairs until one day the urge passes. (My fingers and shoulders are thankful for how seldom this hits me)

I found the box with the socks and mittens today while looking for yarn to use mending a sock for DS2. I knitted one round on each mitten and felt such a peace, it's a good way to slow down when things have bin in a rush around me.

And yes, I knit each pair at the same time, 10 rounds or so on one and then the same on the other. I'm always trying to finish up old yarn from Granny Bubba, mom and others so there is a little bit of this and a little bit of that (together with newer yarn from a sale years ago) and knitting both socks or mittens at the same time helps making them look like they are from the same pair. Lol.

That's all for now.



  1. I love the blocks, Sunna. I need to use that block pattern. They look so good. The sweater being modeled is just gorgeous!

    I bought some yard today to try knitting my first pair of socks. I've done a few other things, but no socks, so we'll see how that goes.

  2. I love the blocks. You've been busy. Great job and great colors.

  3. You have certainly been busy! Love the boxy star blocks and the plaids in your strippy squares are very fun!

  4. sunna,

    I just love your blog...I feel like I'm home, when I really am about a 5 hour flight away! You have me running around to all of those very cool websites that you are so thoughtful to provide.

    Thank you for sharing,


  5. I have so enjoyed looking at all of your blocks! I want to do some string quilting and boxy stars myself. One day!