Friday, September 26, 2008


Well, now that I (for the first time in a long time) have a birthday sweater in the mail on time

it was time to get started on some new projects.

This may be a sweater vest for a January birthday; however, if I find when I get to the armhole decreases that there's not going to be enough yarn (I'm doing it double stranded, so I kind of doubt there will be enough.), I'll just keep going strait and make a scarf. Not sure who the scarf would be for, though.

And, something I've wanted to do a for a long time is to try my hand and the nylon net pot scrubber. My mom used to make them and I always intended to have her teach me, but ALAS, I never got around to it in time. I was able to locate a pattern, though (a bit different from hers, but I think I can wing it). As you might imagine, I spent quite a bit of time today cutting strips of netting for this ball of "yarn".

Oh, and the background fabrics behind my current knitting projects are the backs of not quite finished quilts. So you see, I'm still in the quilting as well as knitting mode, too.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Well, I am still--slowly but surely--getting some stitching in, both with thread and yarn.

I completed another beret

and am almost done with another sweater for an Oct 4 birthday. I'll actually have this one finished in time!

I have a baby quilt finished except for the binding and I have been a "good girl" and have finally labeled my quilts.

OK, I guess it's time to go work on that binding.

Friday, September 5, 2008


Well, my picnic quilt is finally completed (minus the label, which I am told by my quilting friend experts is a must!).

The butterflies in the sashing of that quilt became the inspiration for this butterfly baby quilt for the new baby of a young couple at our church:

And, no, it didn't take long to get something back on my knitting needles. It started off with this really neat cast on for a picot edge:

and ended with some fun binding from my daughter's Chocolate Lollipop collection of fabric:

I felt really good, when I wore the beret for the first time yesterday and a young lady complimented me on it and added, "It suits you."

I think that was a compliment too; I'll take it as such anyway. Now to decide which of the stripe colors I want to use for another beret--monochromatic this time, with maybe a contrasting band.