Sunday, October 7, 2007

Catching up

It's been quite a while since my last post. I did not fall off the face of the earth, I did not sail around the world. So what have I been up to? A little bit of this and that I guess.

I work at a university...probably the only university in the US that starts the fall term after Labor Day. So it's summer, la de dah, I have all the time in the world, and then it's Labor Day, and it must STILL be summer because school hasn't started yet so it's more la de dah, time time time, and then school finally started....WITH A VENGEANCE!! So for the last three weeks I've been working crazy. We'll get a break at the end of October but until then...work work work!

But I do have some knitting to show. First, my Monkey socks.

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away...wait, that's another story. Sometime during the summer (who can remember summer!) I started my Monkey socks in a little coffee shop in Hopewell.

Here's my bagel, coffee, and Monkey recipe.
















Soon, Monkey socks began to emerge.
















And then one day, SOCKS!
















I also worked on a scarf for the Red Scarf Project. What do you think?




















Friends and I get together at least once a month to quilt. We 'took the summer off' but decided that we missed each other too much and so had a quilting day, inspite of the weather being totally 'unquiltlike' (hot and humid...in October!!)




















What you are looking at here is the quilt I'm making for my daughter and son-in-law (wedding present...and they will be celebrating their 4th anniversary later this week....) and my friend's cat Sonya, snuggled in for a nap!

7 comments:

Knittah said...

What a beautiful quilt! And the Monkey socks are nice too!

Norma said...

Wow, you certainly filled up this post with alotta knittin' -- oh, yeah, that would make sense. Heh.

Love the socks and the scarf! Love the quilt, too. Well done!

The Home Cook said...

I'd bet money you could have that quilt to us by our 5th anniversary. :) And hey, at least you're ahead of the game with the baby quilt!

I love the socks and the scarf, too.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures of my beautiful Sonya! She looks quite at home!!!

The Monkey socks are terrific!

Friend #1

Anne Kenealy Lindenfeld said...

Hi fellow blogger! Loved seeing your socks, scarf, quilts. Will be back for a visit again!

Dusa said...

Scarf is beau-tee-ous - the colors are so happy!

And I think I will be last person to jump on the Monkeywagon, but I do love seeing them emerge from the needles.

Naomi said...

cynthia, aha! now i know your name, so i can tell neil, the dentist, about our meeting over oliver's blanket sew-up at knitty city.

oh, the socks...the quilt--both beautiful. lucky recipients. look forward to another chance meeting in your city or mine.
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