Friday, April 12, 2013

On the Needles

My various sock projects have taken the backseat to life.  Several things happened that required some knitting projects for gifts, and gifts can't wait.


One of our choir members has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, so I decided to make her a Prayer Shawl using one of my favorite patterns (Easy Triangle Shawl) with Homespun yarn.  That yarn is so soft and has a wonderful selection of colors, just the thing to provide a little comfort.


Then we received notice of the arrival of our great niece Kaitlyn and the opportunity to try out a new pattern using Sublime yarn, a blend of bamboo and baby silk.  The pattern is from a book of baby patterns by Sublime.


A baby shower for a choir friend is happening Sunday, so I used some more Sublime for Saartje's booties and another favorite hat pattern called Rolled Brim Beanie with Flower.  I added a touch of bling, too!


Last week at our quilt meeting we were examining our finished group project for one of our members, who's been having some medical challenges, when much to our surprise she stopped by.  As you can see, she was delighted. 


So, there you have it, the reason my socks are languishing on my needles. I'll get back to them soon after I finish the shawl.

18 comments:

Becca said...

Your friend is going to love the prayer shawl...I can't wait to see the finished project. Those baby hats and matching shoes are too cute! I especially love the purple and blue one with the added bling! Wow, you sure have been busy! I'm sorry I messed up our day out together, hopefully we can do it in the next couple of weeks.

Crispy said...

The prayer shawl is beautiful and the baby hats & booties are just adorable!! Your friend is going to cherish that quilt forever!!

Crispy

Dee said...

Good reasons for the socks to be in time out.

The new shawl colors are beautiful!!!

kathy b said...

The Homespun prayer shawl is genius. THat stuff is soo soooo soft. I love how the pattern works with it. IM going to try a similar shawl with similar yarn thanks

Nancy said...

Every project is fabulous, and the baby sets are adorable. Your labors of love will be appreciated by all the recipients.

Janet said...

You've been quite busy. Such pretty colors in all your projects.

Wendy said...

Your friend is going to love her shawl that you are making. The colors are so pretty. And I love using that brand of yarn as it works up so pretty.

Mary said...

The shawl is going to be beautiful. All your gifts are wonderful.

Teresa in Music City said...

Such sweet projects!!! I have a new granddaughter - perhaps I need to knit her up a cute little layette? But she would probably outgrow it before I got it done LOL!!!

Lynn said...

That shawl is going to be gorgeous and very much appreciated, I'm sure.
Your baby gifts are so precious!! I adore them both. I really must learn to knit at some point!
The quilt is sure to cheer up your friend with all those lovely colours.

Paula, the quilter said...

Even if the socks are on hiatus, you have been busy with lovely and thoughtful gifts.

Susan said...

What a pretty shawl that is going to be, and those little shoes are the cutest things ever!

Nancy Kay said...

What beautiful projects! The shawl is going to be so soft and cuddly; the baby hats and booties are adorable; the quilt is obviously stitched with love.

Susan Elliott said...

My friend Abby just started a prayer shawl effort for terminally ill patients at Mercy Medical Center. I was wondering what you thought of the sublime yarn? It looks absolutely beautiful knitted up and I'm allergic to wool so that would be a good substitute!

Jeanne said...

Perfect that she stopped in to visit! The quilt is full of love and friendship.

Merry said...

You have had a busy crafting time. All wonderful projects.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Judy, you are making such beautiful gifts of love!! These lucky souls are very blessed to have you in their lives.

Linda said...

What wonderful gifts!! You are such a talent...I love the little booties...so sweet!! Have a wonderful day!!