Friday, February 18, 2011

How Now Blue Cowl

I love the way this came out.  It was quick and easy.  Finished it in a couple of days while watching TV with DH.  I got the pattern from one of the Langworthy Library Knitters.  I also found it on another blog when I Googled it.   The original pattern’s instruction were to block when complete, but I liked the way the bottom was wavy, so I left it unblocked.  Click on the pic for the link to the original pattern.  The yarn I used was cotton/silk blend and has a wonderful drape and feel.  I plan on making a few for gifts to add to my stash.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just in time for Valentine’s Day

Luckily I finished these on Valentine’s Day.  They made a perfect accessory to wear for a special day.   I couldn’t have matched these better to the flowers from my Valentine  if I tried!

socks close up

They feel as yummy as they look.  I was going to save them to give as a present to someone, but decided to give them as a present to myself.  It’s been a while since  I gave myself a pair of my own socks.  No wonder everyone loves getting them.  They are a wonderful treat for the feet.
Red heart

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Oodles of Caps


The Caps for Good project is complete.  My church knitting group at Blessed Kateri dropped off all our hats to Eneri Knits in Exeter for shipment to the a central collection center.  I did truly enjoy using up all my leftover yarns for such a very special cause. 
We’re now working on prayer shawls, lap afghans, monk cloths, etc., for donation to area nursing homes.  I’m thinking of making lap quilts as a way of working down my fabric stash.  They too work up quickly and are another way to jump start my creative juices.  I’m still working on my promise quilt, but it really seems to be going fast.
The best news was I was able to get back to the Langworthy Library Knitting Circle.   I truly missed my friends  their stories and projects.  I feel renewed!!  Of course, now I’ve got more ideas for more knitting projects.