I can't believe that a week from today will be Christmas Eve!
The realization is sinking in, though. We had Sundance volunteer sign-up on Monday, in preparation for the festival in January. Another reminder was holiday parties have been taking place with greater frequency. It's great to see old friends and relatively new but very special friends as…Continue
The big news on the fiber front this week is my Dogwood Blossoms. The steeks are done.
In the photo, you can just see the front is cut open. The armscye steeks are also cut. I used my sewing machine to sew on each side of the cutting line before I took the scissors to it. I'm getting pretty…Continue
Common Threads met on Thursday at Jean's. She has made progress on her blanket made of leftover sock yarn:
While we were there, a couple of moose paid a visit.…Continue
Common Threads met at Julie's on Thursday. Julie had this Halloween quilt on the wall:
We had a rare treat at Vintage Stitchers this week:
Carol picked up this great cross-stitch sampler in a silent auction. It's worked on evenweave. What a lot of work must have gone into it! Here's a closeup:…Continue
We haven't had any snow yet, but fall is definitely in the air. I'm hoping to get my Dogwood Blossoms sweater done in time to wear this winter.
Winter comes early in Northern Utah, especially above 7,000'! We often have a light snowfall in September, so it won't be long now.
After last week's…Continue
It has been a busy week. So busy, in fact, that I forgot to put my knitting up and left it in a chair. DH put it on the floor.
Sunny decided she could improve on my version of the Dogwood Blossoms…Continue
While some of you were reading my blog post for last week, DH, the pups and I were exploring the Oregon coast from Seaside to Florence.
We camped near the ocean at Nehalem Bay, Newport and Florence, one night each. It was great to see the ocean again, and Rocky and Sunny enjoyed being…Continue
I made good progress on the Dogwood Blossoms sweater, about 1" of the pattern. I put it on two circs, so you can see…Continue
It's the I Spy quilt I made for her. It was a special present for her, and the train quilt is for her brother, Zachary, who is due to arrive any time now, which is why we're in Wisconsin. She knew who we were, thanks to Skype.
We've been doing things with her. Daphne is such an angel, complete with halo!
Grandpa's 'puter is…Continue
You may remember this quilt I was making for Daphne.
I got it back from Julie, the professional quilter (Julie Thorum, firstname.lastname@example.org), and just finished sewing on the binding. It's an I Spy quilt. Each square has a picture of something she can identify and name. Julie quilted it…Continue
If you aren't familiar with this quilting tradition, the idea is to use lots of fabrics that depict objects a child might be familiar with: animals, foods, toys, flowers, etc. You tell the child, "I spy a (name of object)" and let them find it in the quilt. It's a game, but it's also a way for a small child to increase his or her…Continue
I've been working on the Knit Picks Dogwood Blossoms sweater. I'm going to make it as a drop-shoulder cardigan, a style that looks better on me than the design with capped sleeves. I'm also adjusting the colors some, eliminating "Almond" and adding "Nutmeg" (discontinued) "Sweet Potato" and…Continue
The knitting and the audiobooks make the time go by fast.
We arrived in Peru, IN, Thursday afternoon and have been having a nice visit with DS1 and his DW.
DS had the day off on Friday, so we took the pups (four, including ours and their Westies, Koko and Odie) to the dog park in…Continue
Pretty much, since last time, I have only been working on my crocheted afghan. A little bit on my cousin's scarf, but mostly just the afghan. It's a slightly modified freebie pattern off of a ball of Bernat Satin. Right now, I'm almost a quarter of the way done. I realize that doesn't sound like too terribly much progress, but it's an easy way for me to measure it. See, the afghan is made up of four panels, each with five squares. So, since I'm…Continue
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I am past the color work! I'm dancing, I'm dancing! Just a word of caution, remember to change the size of the needles for this next section and bind off the steek.
So smooth knitting today, which is perfect as I work and it is easier to stop and start throughout the day as classes and customers demand.
There are other…Continue
I don't have any of the nice Harmony buttons, but I did get my… Continue