The guidelines for this month's charity quilt were pretty loose - untrimmed wonky log cabins in a particular color scheme. These blocks are not real beauties on their own but the finished quilts always seem to work. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, so to speak.
These are my last blocks for the do Good Stitches Cheer circle. July 2012 was the first month of the group and I decided recently to quit and let someone else take my place. My enthusiasm for donated craft items is leaning more toward knitted hats right now and less toward sewing quilt blocks. There is usually a waiting list of quilters for dGS so I'm sure my replacement will be happy to get the email invitation to join up. Happy quilting to the group!
It felt like a good time to do another pair of toe-up socks. I found a stitch pattern (Porthos) that would pair well with this flashy green and blue yarn. It is Plucky Feet in the colorway, Studio Audience. It was part of Plucky's Hippie Chic series. These Plucky "clubs" are a bit odd; you choose a type of yarn (the base) and the number of skeins you want and you don't know until you open the package six weeks later what color you get. It's supposed to be sort of 70s psychedelic and it is definitely bright. Groovy socks, man. Far out.
The package for this month's sock club came with a pretty light blue yarn but I have recently knit a couple of pairs in similar colors so I wasn't in the mood for more. But pond scum, oh yes, that sounded good. This color of Plucky Feet is called Ogre. The pattern is Sail Away by Cookie A.
School is almost over. The last few days, Ray has been watching movies in most of his classes as final exams are over and the seniors have graduated. He is helping his dad assemble tool boxes in the shop and has an interest in welding and learning to rivet. He also likes chemical reactions and explosions. I have offered to teach him to knit but so far, all I get back is a polite smile.