Thursday, February 21, 2008

Trip Around the World

I have finished the 25 snail trails or Virginia Reels needed for the SITP I have started. I am very happy that I am done with these blocks. I need to start making the star blocks but have decided to take a break and do something else. I decided to take a trip around the world with Bonnie from Quiltville. I have made her pattern before and really like the simplicity of it. These are the fabrics I will be using. This is acutally a picture of the strips sewen together before ironing the seams.
I received my order from Knit Picks today. Oh, I am very happy with the yarn. I need to finish what I have started before I can begin to open any of these skeins. I plan to use the white for socks. I will dye it as I want it done.


The colored skeins will be used in felted booties. I will work on then through out the year and give as Christmas gifts. I do have another order coming. I want to knit a couple pair of mittens and had to order the yarn for that. I am so excited that I found this site.
Well on to sewing. Have a good evening. Dot

9 comments:

atet said...

Oooh -- those snails trails look great and so does that yarn. I've been drooling over some things on the Knit Picks site for awhile now...hmmmnn...

jillquilts said...

Great blocks! Love the colors of the yarn!

Bren said...

The strips are beautiful! I love the SITP blocks. They look advanced!

Darcie said...

The quilts in progress are looking lovely.

And that yarn!!! Yum!!! I love their stuff...but then I'm pretty much a newbie in yarn shopping and usage. Mama always says: Practice, practice, practice! ;-)

Libby said...

Great blocks! And that yarn - oh what fun. I just keep thinking I should try a little harder to learn to knit. When I see all that yarn I just want to dive right in *s*

Deb said...

Love the snails trails...i'll be watching to see what they become!

paula, the quilter said...

I fell in love with SITP quilts a couple of years ago at an outdoor quilt show and thought I'd like to make one eventually. The yarn is lovely. I haven't purchased from knitpics but I do listen to the podcast. What weight is the yarn? Worsted? or fingering?

Shelina said...

Your snails trails look wonderful. Great progress! I'm hoping to finish my circle quilt soon so I can get started on those.

I have made one trip around the world quilt, and it was a lot of fun. I'm hoping to make more eventually. Probably should quilt the one I made first though.

Karolee said...

Beautiful yarn! I plan on making a yarn purchase soon. I'll have to check out Knit Picks.