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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Off the Needles

It's taken me a while to get organized after the holidays, and it's been fun picking up where I left off before the grand kids arrived. It's been fun picking up some long abandoned projects like this dish cloth. I really like the waffle stitch although next time I'll include a border as it looks kind of wonky without one. (Thus the close-up...)

Catherine requested a plain cream colored hat, and here it is.  The yarn is Posh by Classic Elite and a combination of silk and cashmere. It's pretty soft.

You've probably already seen Stella wearing the hat, but here are the matching mittens. I'm hoping to get booties out of the remaining yarn. One down, and one started. Stay tuned.

This is the second cowl I've made using Berocco Brio. It's so soft, has a fun sparkle, and a great selection of colors. This pattern I found online at Darn. Knit. (Anyway); it ranked as a store favorite. It sure knit up quickly!

Here's another shot of Max's play mate. If you're trying to find a specific fabric, I found the website missing a great help.

And this is now in the mail on its way to the chilly Midwest. David turns NINE on Monday!

For those of you who may be curious about the tiny baby I wrote about earlier.  She now weighs well over 4 pounds and is wearing the hat I made. She still has ups and downs, so keep her in your thoughts, OK?

Happy Stitching!


Debra Dixon said...

Such great projects! You really are a wonderful knitter.

Teresa in Music City said...

What a darling little angel!!! I will lift up prayers for her to grow big and strong and healthy :) Love your knitty projects - so soft and warm & cuddly. And the quilt projects too - I've made Hudson a play quilt with a different road panel on the back - he loves it!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet little babe. Sending good vibes her way.

Love the cables on the mittens. So cute!

Wendy said...

Such a sweet little darling...will keep her lifted up in my prayers...

Nancy said...

Nothing better than seeing a precious baby in a warm knit hat.

Love all your finished projects. What are you working on now?

Charlene ♥ NC said...

Welcome back! Great projects - love the soft, sweet mittens and the colorful cowl!

Unknown said...

You have been busy on the needles! The baby hat with cashmere...oh I bet it's so soft. Love the tiny little cables on the mitts that match the hat. Beautiful cowl too. And then the really cool quilts are fantastic for the boys. Wow...

kathy b said...

I really love the cowl. The colors are so fun.
That little premie looks pretty good to me in your picture. !!!

As for the simple hat. it is simply perfect


Hello Judy, The cowl, hat and mittens look very warm and cozy. Lovely work. I pray the wee baby will continue to grow and do well.. Hugs Judy

Merry said...

You have been a very busy lady, all are terrific projects and great news about the baby doing so well.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Judy,

So many sweet, wonderful knitting projects here.
Your granddaughter's tiny pink had and booties
are so charming. Love the detail stitched into
them. Can't wait to see the booties. Hope the
yarn holds out until the second bootie is done.

Lots of interesting stitches ... and colours .... in
the cowl. It sparkles? Cool!!

Do you have some of the winter weather that
is plaguing the rest of the U.S. and Canada or
are things milder for you? We're getting snow
and raging winds this weekend and it's getting
bitterly cold out there. Ah winter ... the gift
that keeps on giving.

That play mat is fab. No doubt it'll get plenty
of use by Max and his friends. And the space
quilt is amazing. Love that fabric.


Cat said...

All your projects are terrific! What fun quilts for the boys!
Blessings to the tiny baby!

karen said...

she is in my thoughts and prayers, a precious bundle!!

Looks like you've been a busy stitcher with all that you've finished!

Finn said...

Hi Judy, thank you for stopping by at Pieces and for the nice comment, *VBS*. Wonderful projects and so many done, I need to pick up some steam myself. hugs, Finn