Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Two More Finishes

Airplane travel and car trips make for good knitting time. I finished up this Twirly Skirt and delivered it last weekend. It's a little big with room to grow, but I think Stella liked it. It was a fun project with a very interesting way to do the waistband.




Sophia requested another hat like this one only in pink:



Lo and behold, as I was leaving Pacific Fabrics last Friday I found a ball of Keppi in pink; however, Sophia is two years older now, and I soon discovered one ball isn't quite enough anymore. So, I dove into the stash and found some leftover Caron Simply Soft Sparkly, and voila! It's done.



The best news is that it plays well with the cat scarf that I finished a while back.  One Christmas gift complete. Hurrah!



Don't you just love it when someone actually wears what you've given them?  My friend Becca wore her Scoreboard Scarf to the first Seahawks game this season even though the weather was warm.  The temps have cooled now, and it really feels like fall, so hopefully it will get lots more wearing time. Go Hawks!



Check out Judy L's blog to see what's on/off other's needles.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Back Home! We aren't MIA.

We are back home from the Midwest and almost back in this time zone. Our ten day trip was great fun: we played with the grandkids, watched our grandson's first swim meet, celebrated our daughter's birthday, spent time with my sister and her husband, and visited friends in Wisconsin, including Kathyb!


David swam in 3 events and placed second in the breast stroke. Not bad for an eleven year old's first meet!



Daniel and Sophia love to swim, too, and had lots of fun with their blow-up Space Shuttle.



He made it!


And all the while, Mama Jill stands guard.


Yes, I finally finished the Sampler Sweater in time for the birthday party, including sewing in a million ends. (And no, I don't have any secret method but wish I did.)



The back is slightly different from the front.  And if you look carefully, you can see how I messed up on the sleeves. (My own design element, right?)


I think she likes it!


Here's a closeup of the Interrupted Cowl I gave Kathy, and I'm wearing the pretty scarf she made for me.  We had a yummy lunch together with Jill and Dick at SIMPLE in Lake Geneva, WI.


As I said earlier, we are back home with lots of nice memories.  And Memories will be another post soon as we also visited the town where I grew up after visiting friends in Neenah. That will be another post.  Till then, have a good Sunday.