Thursday, July 24, 2014

Home Again! And Off the Needles~

It's good to be home! We were in Colorado this past week visiting friends and sightseeing in the mountains. No pictures yet, though, because our camera got left behind in an airport restaurant yesterday. Thankfully, it was turned in and will be mailed to us. Phew! We have some fun photos to share, including one of a mama moose and her baby. Soon, I hope! I did finish this hat for Stella.  It's made from yarn called "Stella" that I got last winter in California and of course, couldn't resist.  It was even on sale!  The little topper is a felted flower I found at the Center Diamond quilt shop in Cannon Beach.



Lady Kina is also finished, blocked, and drying on the dining room table.  It's surprising how much knitting gets accomplished on the plane and in the car.  The back of Kiribati is done, and the front is on its way.  Just this evening I sewed up the toe of Skyp. That is a nice pattern, and I love the yarn Bugga, but sadly I just learned it is being discontinued. The second sock is cast on and the ribbing is started.



Now I need to get to work on a long neglected cross stitch project as well as a quilt that needs binding.  Hope you all have a great week. More photos when the camera comes home. Oh my gosh, I almost forgot to mention that we visited the Loopy Ewe shop in Fort Collins! And yes, I bought some yarn and one fat quarter piece of fabric.  The shop looks just like its online picture but the picture doesn't show all the yarn.  It was SO hard to choose!  If you're ever in the area, be sure to shop; you'll be very glad you did! (And I'm sure you won't walk out empty handed either!)

*Be sure to check out Patchwork Times to see others' knitting projects.

11 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Plane knitting is the best. ;) LOVE that little flower topped hat and I look forward to seeing the Kina. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Dee said...

Stella's new hat is adorable!

Welcome home --- sounds like your needles (of all kinds) will be keeping busy.

karen said...

welcome home (again!). Love the hat so adorable and the sock is a beauty!

Nancy said...

Loopy Ewe is a great store - almost overwhelming to see all the color and textures in that large space.

Glad that your camera is being returned to you. I look forward to your photos.

kathy b said...

Judy SO happy you did not lose the camera altogether. I love the hat and the fact that you accessorized it with a pre made flower!! Genius

Welcome home I missed your posts

Janet said...

Love Stella's hat and gorgeous sock yarn. Travel knitting is the best.

Caffeine Girl said...

That hat is just darling! I know what you mean about travel knitting. I'm not doing much traveling this summer, and that is affecting my knitting production!
I'm glad you camera will find its way back to you.

Rian said...

Cute cute hat! And what great news about your camera.

desertskyquilts said...

Welcome home! Love that little hat - perfect topper on it.

InfinityQuilter/Knitter said...

Way to go getting Lady Kina done! Thank goodness your camera was turned in. Look forward to seeing pictures soon.

Mereknits said...

Lovely knits, so glad you are getting your camera back.
Hugs,
Meredith