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Do you remember that old hooked on phonics foreign language commercial where they taught you how to say things by turning them into things you already knew? Like spelling socks aloud actually means something in Spanish. No? Well, no matter, that's not what I'm really posting about any way :D

What I'm really posting about is my first pair of knit socks!




Hannah was kind enough to photograph them for me.  I think she might have a future as a photographer!

It was actually enjoyable once I watched some tutorials from Miz Booshay at The Quiet Life.  The first sock took me a month, the second was done within two weeks!  And as soon as they were off the needles, I was hot to put my second pair on.  Remember, I have all that cute yarn just waiting.  I started on it last Friday and had turned the heel and finished the gusset by midday Sunday, but then had to "frog" it because it was too small for dear Hannah's foot!  So now, I'm back to working on it again with more stitches.  Making socks for kids definitely goes fast, but it's not nearly as standard as big people's feet.


Oh, I also finished my mom's quilt, though it did not make it to her in time for her birthday.  Here's a snapshot of it
I just love the green and the pink together.  I don't think she'll loose it in a crowd, that's for sure!
I'm also excited about the possibility of a quilting group forming with some of the ladies from church.  It just might get me out of the "StallOut" category and into the "ProjectCompleted" one

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