Sunday, March 07, 2010

Sunday stuff

I finished up my pooley socks a few nights ago-- here are front and back views.
Funny how the heels are similar but the rest came out so different! I sort of like the zigzag effect on one of them -- every time I look at it, I think "Shazzam!" (of course I've already started another pair...)

I was lucky to win the block lotto again in January and all of my blocks have now arrived. They're wonky tic-tac-toe blocks and I received 48 of them. Here are the girly colors:
And here are the boyish ones, arranged from skinning to fat:
They'll probably get stacked up for a little bit while I figure out some interesting way to put them together. I don't think I want regular sashing, but I think they need something.


jovaliquilts said...

Those tic-tac-toe blocks are really fun. They would make a great quilt for a kid -- maybe we'll do this at our guild. Thanks for the idea!

Barbara C said...

Love your socks. The pooling really reminds me of some kind of striped animal. Very nice.

Debra Dixon said...

I think both those virtual layouts look super! Why sashing?

Joyce said...

I love the colors in the top batch of blocks. I have made some of these but always used them in larger pieces, never all together.

Elsie Montgomery said...

This is interesting. I'd have called them 'warm' and 'cool' colors, probably because I like the blues/greens better than the pinks/oranges. LOL. Love those socks!

Paula, the quilter said...

I would have called them warm and cool colors too. I'm knitting a vest with some yarn that just can't make up it's mind: first it spirals in stripes and then it's just a mish-mash. When it stripes again it is a different color that is doing it. And this is a commercial yarn, not hand dyed.