Friday, January 23, 2015

On the Needles Friday

TGIF!  I have several knitting projects going at once, as usual.

I'm working the crown decreases with this Monster hat, in Noro Kureyon.  I have never used Noro before, and I am enjoying the color changes.  I keep a knitting project in my desk for conference calls and brain breaks.

Current sock in progress is also Noro.  It was half price at The French Knot in Diamondhead.  Score!  I like the colors, but I am worried about the thick and thin spots in the sock.  I hope the thin places will not break during normal wear.

Fingerless mitts for Kevin.  I have knitted the thumb, and am ready to start the fingers.  I was a little puzzled, so I stopped before I knitted myself into a hair ball.  Yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Quilt Ladder

I just had to share!  This is my Christmas gift from boyfriend Kevin.  The weather finally cooperated and he was able to spray the finish coat on it this weekend.  He secured it to the wall, so it is stable.  The ladder is in the hallway and does not get any sunlight, so I don't have to worry about fading.

It makes me smile every time I walk by it.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Friday Needles Report

Well, it is only Thursday, but it is easier for me to just do this now.  ;)

The Antler Hat on my handsome boyfriend!  I really enjoyed knitting this one.  I made the large size, which is fine, but could have knitted less ribbing.  He likes it, so I guess it is fine.

Paved boot cuffs, another Tin Can Knits pattern.  These went really fast.  I used the Madeline Tosh vintage that my 100 lb foster weimaraner, Buddy, chewed on.  I was able to save enough to knit, although I had to use 5-6 pieces on the second cuff.  It is so cold that I wore them today.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Quilting Catch up Monday

I just cannot seem to get caught up with my quilting!  I am so behind on Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt.  The final reveal was Dec 31st, but I just finished clue #2 last night.  Sigh.  I'll catch up ... eventually!
  I did find some fabric that spoke to me for the back of that quilt once I get the top pieced.

I have four nights of meetings this week, so I don't think I will make much progress until the weekend.

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year Needles Report

I've been quiet on the blogging front but my needles have been busy!

I made three pairs of boot cuffs for Christmas!  Yes, one pair was for me. ;)

Ten headbands for my running friends

And a beret for Mom.  This pic doesn't do it justice.  It is a beautiful eggplant color.

I decided I need to start my holiday knitting earlier, so I am not in panic knitting mode the last six weeks of the year.  Remind me of that!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wow! Where have I been???

I have been so busy with work and life I forgot to blog!  A little quilting eye candy for you:
I finished a UFO!  The blocks were Bonnie Hunter's Leader Ender Challenge.  I made a nifty sewing machine caddy.  The nine patch blocks are pockets for my sewing notions.

I finished Danielle and Bryan's Christmas Tree Skirt.  It is folded in this picture.  I used a wedge ruler.  I hope she likes it.

And yesterday I finally sat still long enough to finish Part 1 of Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.  So I am only two weeks late....I'll get there eventually.  ;)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday Needles Report

First, a finish:  a hat in Seattle Seahawks colors--yarn is That Bird in Seattle by KnitMona.
And, of course I needed to cast on a new pair of socks.  The yarn is Patons Kroy Stripes using Knitmore Girls Basic Sock.  So far so good!
It is actually cold here on the MS Gulf Coast--wish I could just spend my day knitting instead of working!