I bought myself roses today. I am SO worth it.
7.1-7.31.2011 Marched in the Penland 4th of July parade, hung out with my good friend, and awesome ceramic artist Veva Edelson (you have to check out her work), joined the gymn...
and knitted my thirteenth & fourteenth socks of 2011.
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For July I decided to knit the Fallberry Mitts pattern once again but as a sock this time. I used Pattons Stretch Sock Yarn in Sugar. I love the feel of this yarn but the lace knitting pattern was upstaged by the blotchy colorway. Live & learn!
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The Dolores Wolfe memorial quilt is basted and ready to be quilted. Ruth Anne, Dolores's daughter, will be joining me in June to begin the hand quilting as part of her bereavement process. Ruth Anne also wants to explore adding embellishments of buttons and other mementos from her mother's life, which she will be bringing with her from Cincinnati.
I really like how the quilt top came out. I didn't expect it to look like this but Ruth Anne's mother had such an interesting contrast of fine formal wear, with fitted and fanciful details, and rugged everyday clothing suited to someone who made her life as a farmer and crafts person.
The shapes of Dolores's clothing suggested peaks, and rolling hills, very folksy all in all. I also love the swirling movement of the shapes. Are these mountains or figures dancing? Or as Beth at Smazoochie commented earlier, an old-fashioned family portrait?