Sunday, October 28, 2018

Boo! Back Again with a Few Finishes ~

Once again I've been slow to post, but this time I have an excuse: we were gone for ten days.  Now it's definitely fall and almost Halloween.  The big leaf maples are losing their leaves, and it's fun to search for a really big one. We found this one on our walk yesterday.



I have finished several projects though. Before we left, I completed this shawl and am pleased with the way it turned out. It's a fun, free pattern, and I love the Madelinetosh yarn color "Yoko". 


While we were away, we visited a friend who just became a great-grandma.  I made some booties for the baby girl and then decided to try a new bonnet pattern.  I used some self striping fingering yarn and was intrigued with how the yarn patterned on the back. However, next time I'd omit the lace part as it's not very visible with this kind of yarn.



This bootie pattern has become my "go to" for a quick and fun baby gift.  It's always a bit dicey though with one ball of angora yarn; lately I've begun to wonder whether it's really the amount listed on the ball band.


My sweet grand daughter requested a sparkly sweater, and here she is wearing the result. It's an interesting knitting pattern that includes a bit of crochet. I'd like to try it again with the recommended yarn.


That's enough for this post since it's almost dinner time.  More to share soon.  Have a Happy Halloween!

9 comments:

Dee Kissinger said...

Reyna is a great pattern. It looks good in almost EVERY yarn.

I cannot believe how big Sophia is getting. I remember when SHE was the littlest.

Tired Teacher said...

Whoa, that is a large leaf! Love all your knits, especially the vest and the bonnet.

Betsy said...

My goodness that is a huge leaf. I love all of your projects. Isn’t it fun that your granddaughter likes you to knit for her? I love knitting for Piper too. Blessings, Betsy

Araignee said...

What beautiful knits. That baby bonnet is just darling!

Rian said...

My oh my Judy, you do get around! And that’s gotta be the world’s biggest leaf!

kathy b said...

SO GLAD YOU had a good trip . Your leaf is so big!! I love your joy of little ordinary things Judy. I love your shawl finish. It may be calling me.....Granddaughter is just lovely. Good to hear from you. Sorry I couldnt meet with you this time. Hugs

karen said...

love the bonnet and the shawl and your granddaughter is getting so big! So beautiful!

Mereknits said...

Your projects are wonderful Judy and your granddaughter is lovely. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Merry said...

Wow, that is one big leaf. It must be so much fun walking through a pile of them. More beautiful knitting. Those booties are to cute