With school over for the season, the home schedule changes and I try to go with the flow. It's nice to slow down a bit and do some fun projects. The socks are coming along nicely. I finished one of the thick, wool plum coloured ones and started in right away on the new wool. I will go back and finish the second plum sock later. The carnation coloured ones have the heel flap finished and are ready for the heel shaping. This is something I have to follow written directions for, row by row, so in the meantime cast on the blue/green yarn as I can do the leg by rote. Working socks this way makes them the perfect, portable hand project.
On the sewing front, I am using up some blue and white scraps to make a log cabin quilt. The whites will range in tone from pure white to light tan. It will be a twin size, 6 x 8 and thus requiring 48 blocks. The centres are half-square triangles, and the blocks will be joined together in a X setting. 27 blocks are pretty much complete, as well as all the centres. Using 1-1/2" strips makes the project a quick and enjoyable one. My deadline for this quilt is June, 2011; what a luxury to have so much time to work away on it.