At the end of July, I was thrilled to have my daughter Beth and her friend Kaci here for a short visit. We did some typically St. Louis tourist things including the arch and the City Museum. Then we headed to Indiana to visit my mother.
Although not as exciting as my trip to Africa and a visit with Beth, I have been busy making things this summer. These include the socks I knit on the trip to Africa. This was the yarn I won in a giveaway from the Winwick Sock Mom. The yarn traveled to me from the Peak District of England. Then I worked on the socks during my trip. They sparked many conversations in airports and in our African camps. Several of the women I met along the way were very interested. In Botswana in the camp at Chobe, one of staff, Kay, wanted to learn to knit. She actually knit a few stitches into the sock. Kay is the young woman on the right.
For years I’ve wanted to learn to knit stranded color work. I took a class last month with Ariel at Knitorious to learn the technique and then made these two hats. They were so much fun!
I’ve also managed to finish a couple of quilts. One was an honor flight quilt which is 37″ x 38″. My friend Judy provided the embroidered center. The second one included blocks made by the Pieces of Friendship block exchange group which is part of the Bits ‘n’ Pieces guild. I call it Charm Squares with Friends. It’s 61″ x 72″.