Friday, November 25, 2016

getting cozy!

Welcome to finish it up Friday! I hope you are having a happy Thanksgiving week!
I finished another pair of socks! These were knit especially for my friend Mary. The yarn is from Lush Knit, and the colorway is called "Life on Mars?" They were delightful to knit up. This is my 19th pair of hand made socks that I have finished to date!
I don't usually post home projects here (probably because I don't do a lot of home projects anymore---hahaha!) but this one was so satisfying! Several weeks ago my husband and I went to IKEA and we purchased these shelves (Knoppang picture ledges) with the intention of organizing my spices, but life got busy and the shelves sat in the corner behind the door. Normally, my husband would be the installer, but this task has never got very high on his list. (I can't blame him!) This week I decided to install them myself. I am glad that I was successful! This was formerly dead space behind my laundry room door, but now it's a lovely spice tower. It was SO NICE to have this done before cooking Thanksgiving dinner!!!
Since we hosted Thanksgiving this year, I made sure to have plenty of projects to work on while visiting with family. (Between rounds of cooking, that is!) In progress: crochet rag rug, crochet dishcloth, Maine morning mitts, and my "dot your i's quilt" (hand quilting in progress).
 
And everything seemed extra cozy because of our beautiful snowfall this week. I spent a lot of time staring out my window!

I hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had a lovely and safe holiday!

Now, it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thank you for joining me for finish it up Friday!

20 comments:

Brenda said...

Do you still have snow on the ground? Up here in Winnipeg it's all melted and we're back to green grass. Happy Thanksgiving.

Lorna McMahon said...

Those socks certainly do look warm and toasty! Your friend Mary will love them, I'm sure. Good for you for tackling the spice shelves. They look great tucked away behind the door. Have fun working on your handwork while celebrating with family this weekend!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Love your socks! you make them so well and those spice shelves - well I really do need those!

Bernie Kringel said...

I love using bits of space in the house to organize. That was a genius way to organize the spices! Impressed that your installed them yourself. I haven't done anything like that. Very cool.
Enjoy the weekend and the hand stitching projects. Happy Thanksgiving!

Go-Go Kim said...

Snow!?! I am so not ready for Winter!!!!!! Love your new spice rack! It is always great to see what you already have so you are anot buying two!

Chris said...

What a fun yarn for socks! And I really like that spice shelf idea. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nicole said...

Love the squircles quilt. Every time I see yours I want to make one of my own.

Debbie said...

19th pair? That's awesome. If I were to take up knitting, socks would be why! ;-)

Little Quiltsong said...

Love that 'Christmasy' view out of your window! Perfect picture for Christmas Cards! Your friend will love those cozy socks - super cute yarn. Good job on your little spice racks - does your hubby know how lucky he is :)!

Snowcatcher said...

Those socks are so awesome! And you are so blessed to have a white Thanksgiving! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Fabulous socks! These are so pretty and look wonderfully cozy...just wish I were that Mary. lol Such a beautiful scene outside your window.

Jeneta said...

With a view like that, it's a wonder that you get anything done!! I'm in awe of you knitting your 19th pair of socks (do you ever sleep?) and I am very, very impressed with your spice rack (read as: I want one). I'm going to have to hunt around my house for some dead space; I really don't have my spice jars under control. They kind of just hang around in the cupboard with no real system that doesn't require rummaging. I think I'd like to make some fabric yarn. Not right now though. It's too hot and the thought of knitting or crocheting makes me want to lower the temperature of the air conditioner!

Lane said...

Your sock knitting stitches are so even. I am jealous. My socks look wierd but I keep trying. And thanks for the crochet rug tutorial. I have many years of 1" wide strips saved up. lane

farmhousequilter8 said...

Love all the pictured projects and the spice rack and most of all the SNOW!
Waiting on our first Snow. Paula in KY

Dawn Fuqua said...

Love those socks and sooo want to knit some. Is there a pattern for them? Thanks and happy thanksgiving ๐Ÿ

charlotte said...

I love those socks! My daughter has knit me a few pairs and I love hand knit socks. I remember your post about possible making a whole quilt out of 1 inch finished squares and how crazy that was, so check out my Hello Kitty mini. It is 1296 one inch squares for a 40 inch square quilt. It wasn't too awful, but it does take time.
https://grammieq.blogspot.com

ConGhin said...

Amanda, you are always an inspiration.

After days of hosting and lots of company, yesterday was my first me day. Had ordered all your good neighbors fabrics and wanted to do something special to cut into them for the first time. I had also been using Tula pinks modern sampler book for block inspiration for a few slamm quits so yesterday decided to combine the two. I am using the three packs of 10 inch squares I bought to making all 100 blocks in her book. Got off to a great start by completing first 20 yesterday and love playing with them on my design wall. Have no idea how this will end up, but having fun with the colors and making blocks step by step.

I'm not sure if I can post a photo on your blog, but will post on my facebook page. Connie Ghinazzi.


lej619 said...

Oh my!! 19 pairs of socks!! i also love to knit socks, I have only gotten 5 pairs completed. I can't say how many I started but ended up frogging! Haha. I love your spice rack!! I would love to do something like this but I have no wall space. ๐Ÿ˜ข Totally understand the "to do list"!!
I too, would sit most of the day if I could sit and look out a window and see that scene!!!! What a great picture!!! I and hubby lived in Maine our first 6ish years of marriage, ( we just pasted our 37th year together,๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜), and loved to watch the snow fall and then the look it had over the land scape. (This is coming from a girl that lived most of her life in Florida!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜)
Love what you do! Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

Are there two of you? Hosting Thanksgiving dinner, installing spice rack, and working on so many projects? My head is spinning. How Do you do it? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

The Calico Cat said...

When did you add the binding to your "Dot Your I's quilt?" It sounds like the quilting isn't finished. I thought that the binding was added after the quilting was finished.