Friday, October 24, 2014


WooHoo it is Friday!!  This is what is currently on my needles.  I am trying to finish the watermelon socks before I start something else, but so many projects are calling me......
And yes, I have colossally long feet!

This morning I had a short swim workout, so I wanted to trim some blocks in my sewing room.  Jake decided it was time to play and kept dropping his ball in my fabric bins.  Stinker!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Busy weekend here for Crazy Sue!!  Saturday I went to the Gulf States Quilt Guild meeting in New Orleans.  Inspired by the beautiful quilts shown by Dorinda Evans, and we had some great shopping at Mes Amies and The Quilted Owl.

Sunday I finished this charity rag quilt.  It was half finished and was given to me to finish up.  Wow was it a mess.  The squares were hacked with scissors, not cut with a rotary cutter and ruler, and was not sewn well.  I did not take it apart and re-sew, but once it was finished, rag cut and washed/dried it looks ok.

I also pinned the Dresden Plates to background fabric.  I think I will hand applique these and make a table runner.  It is a group project with the Just Needles guild.

I was hoping to get more done but just ran out of weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Little More Progress

My watermelon sock is clicking along.  I am hoping to finish the first one and cast on the mate this weekend.  I'm going to a regional quilt guild meeting tomorrow.  If I am not the driver I can get 3 hours of knitting done while in transit.  I just knitted the regular heel on this one.

One of these days I will slow down long enough to learn the Fish Lips Kiss heel.  Maybe.

Wore my All Sorts socks to work today.  Fun!
Have a great day!

Friday, October 10, 2014


Busy week here for CrazySue!  Tuesday I just stopped everything and straightened out my sewing room.  So therapeutic!

I haven't gotten as far as I would have liked on the watermelon socks.  This Simple Skyp pattern is slower than my usual ribbing.  I have to stop and think still.  Progress so far:

It is a lot of fun to knit with.

Friday, October 3, 2014

On the Needles Friday

Crazy busy week here but I did manage some knitting.  I finished my All Sorts Socks!  Woo hoo!  I did have an extra row or two when I knit the second heel--I should have changed colors a little sooner, but I am happy with them.  UGH!  Now if I can just figure out how to get my silly picture to post!
I give up!!  This is an older pic, but the socks are finished, I just can't get the final pic to post today for some reason.

I also cast on a new pair of socks using Abi Grasso's watermelon stripe yarn.  I love the beautiful colors and she even sent a watermelon slice stitch marker.
Yes!  The colors really are this vibrant!  I enjoy knitting the "seeds" too.  I am using the Simple Skyp pattern.  I wanted to try a new pattern that would not interfere with the stripes, but would be a little more exciting than plain vanilla socks.

Friday, September 26, 2014

On the Needles Friday

Wow I have been so busy!!!  I haven't done much sewing lately, but I have been knitting.
I was working on the Irish Hiking Scarf.  It is folded up in this picture, but I think I will knit another 12' or so and it will be done.  I think the yarn is Cascade 220.

I got distracted and started working on the All Sorts yarn by Neeleyknits.  I have not knitted with self striping yarn like this before, and it is really fun.  She included a companion skein of gray for the toes, heels, and cuffs.  I want to finish by Tuesday.  I knitted the heel last night.  Hopefully I can work on it this weekend.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sea Life Quilt

Last Friday I had the honor to present my Sea Life quilt to Dr. Kathryn Sullivan at NOAA HQ.  She was so excited about the quilt and found the perfect spot to hang it, right next to her desk!