MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, July 15, 2019

and....another one bites the dust....

....another pair of socks that is!
#4 of 9, using my favourite sock 'recipe'...

Yarn is, once again, 'Pairfect' by Regia.  

I think there will be a finished landscape to
show you on Wednesday, so stay tuned!


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Throwing this out to you for help...
If, in your travels over the summer, 
you come across a great old rusty 
tractor or vehicle and are able to stop (safely!)
and get me some good clear photos I
would certainly appreciate it!
Fodder for such things is scarce in this area.
Thanks!
(of course I'm always interested in old houses,
churches and barns too!)
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- There are some fun ideas HERE for using jelly rolls.

- HERE is something the little ones in your life are sure to love!  

- Although THIS isn't my style, I can appreciate the artistic side of it.  Be sure to check out her galleries.

- I don't have long hair, and even when I did (many moons ago!!) I would never have been clever enough to begin to think of doing any of THESE styles!  Great fun to watch the video anyway.

- Have a look at the galleries of work by THIS artist!  Such detail in something so small.

- And never letting it be said that this blog doesn't have a variety of mumblings, how about learning to paint fabric with watercolours as done in the tutorial HERE.  I want to try this - might be less messy than using shaving cream!!

Today's quote..."Life is amazing.  And then it's awful.  And then it's amazing again.  And in between the amazing and the awful, it's ordinary and mundane and routine.  Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary.  That's just  living a heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life.  And it's breathtakingly beautiful"

18 comments:

  1. Another terrific pair of socks. And as always your links are cool, intriguing, and at least one this week makes me wonder again why I still don't do any quilting. It's like I want to... But then I don't. That's good though. I do not need another hobby to encourage me to collect supplies for it.

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    1. Oh how I hear you about another hobby needing supplies! I made the 'mistake' of deciding I really wanted to try landscapes and that led to a whole 'nother stash enhancement trying to fit into an already bulging space.

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  2. I'm always looking out for possible pix for you. Trouble is that there's hardly a place to stop and click. But I live in hopes.

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    1. Thank you for the thought - safety first though!!!

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  3. Great looking socks! Looking forward to seeing that landscape. Will keep my eyes peeled for a tractor for you.

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    1. Thank you! Everybody is getting the same pattern in the socks, just different colours/yarns. I am definitely searching for an old tractor and of course there are tons all over the internet but I can't track down the original photographer to ask for permission to use their image. Very frustrating!

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  4. Hi Mary Ann, I tried to leave a comment earlier and your 'post a comment' area looked unfamiliar and asked for my google account, very strange, not the usual. I think that first comment got lost in space.
    Any way, great sock finish, 4 of 9! I'm impressed!
    Thanks for the link for the water color fabric tutorial, looks beautiful, I wonder if it's color fast?

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    1. Very odd, what's going on with blog-grrrrrr lately. I only got one comment from you so you're right, the other one must have gotten lost.
      As for the color fast issue - the tutorial suggests a final coat of textile medium (watered down, if I remember correctly) and that might help with color fastness. I'd also press with a hot iron to set the color as much as possible.

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  5. I may have figured out why my comments are coming to you. I'll come back later and see if this posted.
    xx, Carol

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  6. Hi Maryanne what a lovely pair of socks you have made,you amaze me with all the skills you have,beautiful work my friend,well done xx

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    1. Hopefully the guys on my list will like them. Now I can switch over and knit some women's ones that are MUCH smaller!

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  7. Your socks are so well knitted and will make quite the warm winter JOY. Lots of amazing links today. Today’s quote is rather long and thought provoking. Summer Sunshine Smiles Dear.

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    1. Now I've found a great pattern for socks I'm happily knitting away. Good thing, when I have so many pairs on my to do list!

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  8. Oh I love that quote so true - very smart socks!
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks Wren! That quote does ring true for much of the time doesn't it.

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  9. Great socks! My sister is the sock knitter in the family (she took over from our mom). I like the link about painting with water colours. Thanks for all the links.

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    1. I never thought I would ever become a sock knitter (after my first pair years ago turning out to be a horrible experience). Now I enjoy them....but I think it's because I finally found a decent pattern that's relatively easy.

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