Friday, December 6, 2013

More Stitching and Knitting

Brrr!  It's unusually chilly here in this part of the Pacific Northwest, and it's dark early.  Today the sun set at 4:18 PM! However, the dark and cold makes for good stitching and knitting time.


Have you ever tried the linen stitch? It's different and not too difficult. The free pattern is Quick Slip Cowl and is made with Berroco Brio which is bulky and has a bit of sparkle.


Four of the five alpaca hats are done. Yea!  I will even have enough leftover yarn to make a scarf, I think.  Speaking of leftovers, I've made another cup holder.  That really is a quick project!


My biggest project this week, however, was this recycle task dreamed up by DD#1. She sent the jeans and pattern~~~ It's for a certain someone who loves Tinker Bell.  A quilting friend suggested making a vest from the legs.  We'll see as there are some other projects in the works first.  Boy, these days are flying by! (If you want to see what others are knitting, check out Patchwork Times.)



Oh, and last night we learned that our two group quilts each won third place ribbons, "the dogs" in traditional piecing and "the farm"  in the juvenile division! How fun is that?




My friend Becca of Patina Moon took the photos. Thanks, Becca!  Well, it's time to get back to the needles. (This will be a very busy choir weekend with a rehearsal tomorrow morning and two services  on Sunday.  If you care to tune in, it will be streamed live at 9 and 11 AM PST.)

14 comments:

Dee said...

Congrats on the quilt ribbons. That's very good news.

Enjoy the choir performances. This is a busy season I'm sure, but Christmas music is so much fun.

Crazee4books said...

The Christmas season flies by so quickly ... for us it seems like the time between Halloween and Christmas passes in the blink of an eye ... and in
spite of all my/our best intentions we're still caught short of time for all the stuff that we want to do or that needs to be done.

I do love this time of year for hibernating and indulging in crafting projects while staying warm and cozy indoors. The lack of sunshine doesn't bother me unduly.

Love your knitting projects!! Those cup holders are so cute. I could use something like that at work where the cups for hot drinks are apt to burn your fingers and hands if you don't wrap several layers of napkins around them before picking them up!! The drink gets cold really fast too.

Love that skirt you made from jeans!!! Very neat idea. The bow belt is the perfect finishing touch.



Wendy said...

Congrats on the group quilts winning ribbons! Those hats look toasty warm and the scarf is so pretty. You have been very busy.

Nancy Kay said...

Each project is so darned cute! I would like to make some cup holders like that! And then the little girl's skirt--adorable! And then the quilting--I love the one of the dogs... congrats on the ribbons! Well done!

Nancy said...

Kudos to you and your quilting group!

Your little Tinker Bell is going to adore that skirt. It looks like it might twirl a bit, too, another plus for little dancers.

Sharon Chapman said...

18 degrees here and I want all of your knit items NOW. So cold and windy I feel the need to hibernate with the bears. Congrats on the quilts. Where was the show?

straythreads said...

beautiful yarns they look so soft. and darling quilts Its -2 here again

kathy b said...

The linen stitch knitted up so beautifully!!!! WOW

I may have to make a cup warmer for my sister. Im kind of at a loss for what to get her.

and Alpaca hats….what could be warmer?

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow - congrats on the wins! I'll have to check out that linen stitch - it looks nice :*)

Janet said...

Congratulations on the quilts, Judy! Love your knitting projects. I bought yarn for a linen stitch scarf -- and then used part of it on something else. :-)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

The days sure do fly by. Looks like you keeping them filled with great stitching projects. Love the skirt and like the idea of a matching vest.

karen said...

congrats on winning, that is exciting! You've been a busy little crafting person. I need to finish one more gift (knitting) then it's all about me!!

Susan said...

How nice that your group quilts won ribbons! Now does each member get the ribbons for a month? LOL I love the skirt. Too bad you didn't take pictures for a tutorial. I'm going to try that for a little girl - without the pattern. =)

Susan Elliott said...

Congrats on the ribbons! I'm loving that drink cozy...I could have used one today for my soda...my hands got so cold!