Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 5 September 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

 My cross stitching continues to be set aside while I indulge in a sock knitting binge. I have completed two more pairs of socks since my last post. The pair using the yarn that Gail gave me for my birthday is done. And then I decided that while I was on a sock knitting roll I’d continue with some for Christmas gifts. I have a blue pair done and have started on a red pair. After knitting all those fingering weight sweaters in the last few years, socks now go really quickly. The blue pair were done in a week. It helps that I always use the same pattern and have it mostly memorized. The only time I have to consult the pattern now is for turning the heel. We went on a day trip to North Bay on Thursday which gave me knitting time in the car. And that feels so strange, to say that North Bay is a day trip. It’s only an hour away from where we now are.

I am planning on getting back into a little bit of quilting this month..... how did it get to be September so fast, by the way? Anyhow, I have made up a list of quilting UFO’s that I want to make progress on. I did a list of ten. While on a FaceTime call the other night with Gail, I asked her to pick a number between 1-10. She picked number 7 which is my Flower Boxes quilt. It needs to be trimmed and bound. I started this sometime in the spring of 2020 and finished the quilting of it on my long arm in June of 2020 before I sold the long arm. Since then it has sat waiting for me to have time to finish it. Our grand daughter starts school this week, so blocks of time have now become available. This coming week I’ll get a large table set up so I can lay it out and trim it. After that making the binding and sewing it on is easy.

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Such nice socks! You are getting them done in plenty of time for Christmas! Hooray for seeing time this week. I hope A loves school!

  2. Those socks are fabulous! Love the pretty blue yarns. There is a lot of lovely stitching in your Flower Boxes quilt. How lovely all those blocks look together. Such a lovely pattern and the fabrics are pretty, too. It sounds as if you will enjoy more stitching time this week. Enjoy.

  3. Such nice fibers you are working with to create such pretty socks. They will keep one's feet quite toasty. Your Flower Boxes quilt is gorgeous and you should have it bound in no time. Happy knitting and quilting.

  4. I enjoy sock knitting too. But I'm not clever enough to use those little pointy needles, mind are done on two needles with a seam up the side. Might sound strange to a "real" sock knitter, but it works for me!

  5. Great socks you've been knitting. I like the quilt.


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