First, New Zealand: Al and I are planning a trip there in November before going on to celebrate Thanksgiving and my sister's big birthday in Tasmania. Have any of my faithful readers been to New Zealand? Our itinerary is pretty much open at the moment, so I'm fully open to suggestions of places we must see, restaurants we must try, wine we must drink, and any fabulous crafty stuff I might want to take a detour to. I think we're going to spend most of our time on the South Island, but that's as far as we've gotten, other than the plane landing in Aukland!
I actually have a few things to show off, for a change. Above is a quilt top made of 6" blocks. One of my mini-groups played around one afternoon with black & white and one other color -- my color was orange, as you can see. I made a handful of blocks, and then sent them along to an online group to use as "my" row for a row robin. A few months later... and I had enough to make myself a little halloween-without the skeletons and pumpkins - quilt! Can you tell I love samplers? The border fabric is my favorite -- it's a very rich-looking batik.
Next up is a sneak peek at round two of the spring fling round robin. It went off in the mail yesterday -- can't wait to see what shows up for my next round!
Finally, a little progress on the knitting front -- this is the first of (groan) a pair of Monkey Socks, using the all-knit variation. It's kind of hard to see the texture in this photo. This sock took me forever to make -- it's kind of a lacy pattern and I never did get to the point where I could remember the stitches from one row to the next!
By the way, is there any way to take a picture of your own foot that doesn't make it look either totally deformed or gargantuan? I need to know before I make any more socks!