Thursday, December 27, 2012


Thanks to my daughter and son-in-law cooking Christmas dinner for me, I managed to finish this FOR MYSELF on Christmas Day.  I was weaving in the ends while they were cooking dinner!
This is the most beautiful, vibrant yarn -- a gift from three dear friends.  When I saw the yarn, it just spoke to me and said "ripple scarf".  So I went on line and found the pattern.

There was quite a bit of yarn left over once the scarf was at a good length, so I decided to make myself a hat as well.  I've never done Fair Isle type knitting before and have really never been interested in it.  But this pattern seemed just right for the colors I had left (+ another stash yarn).  And I must say, I'm finding the multi-color knitting to be fun!
 Interesting how the colors don't look quite as vibrant with the beige worked in, but it will make a great ensemble all the same, I think.

Better work on getting it done; we've got some cold weather predicted!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012


It's been a while again since I've let you in on my sewing / knitting activities.  You saw the PJs for the NY grandchildren.  These are for the others.  I took the photos a couple weeks ago before I wrapped them.  Main question now is just how we are going to get them to the recipients.  We were hoping to be able to see them over the holidays, but it looks like that is not going to happen.  Perhaps "snail mail".

 For the southern girls:

and the southern boys:

And just off the knitting needles for me.  
A cap for whatever mood happens to strike my fancy on any particular day!

I'm working on a really pretty tri-color ripple scarf for myself right now.  Pretty soon I'll start on the next birthday sweater -- not needed 'til May.  I guess I've got plenty of time for that!