Friday, December 31, 2010

Auld Lang Syne

as well as celebrating the New Year, Auld Lang Syne is very widely used to symbolise other "endings/new beginnings" (from Wikipedia). this was Senior Day at a recent football game. and my sister's Xmas card this year. Nora ♥ Linda ♥ Franco ♥ Frank ♥ and Giancarlo ♥. i sincerely look forward to the New Year. and the much more. or much less. that it may bring. to my family. and to yours.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

i ♥ baby alpaca

The Eternity Scarf by Michele Wang.
#9 circular needle. 3 skeins of Rowan Lima.
84% baby alpaca. 8% merino wool. 8% nylon.
i made 3.
mixed with grey. the sage is mine.
the oatmeal and blue were presents.
my LYS made this with two colors.
then i found the original pattern was written for just one color.
so the possibilities for this one are endless.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


fun {after Xmas} = stuck in a home with lots of activity. it snowed like crazy.containers given were filled with vanilla sugar tied with a wavy wiper. and journal covers made included a pencil.i also gave 3 scarves. 1 flannel patchwork. 2 knitted. with 200 stitches on the needles i didn't quite make it. so this is how they were given. {in case you are wondering i did get them done before i went home}.not much fun {before Xmas} = my sister finding out she needed new tree lights.quiet and peaceful fun {before Xmas} = that would be Nora taking a break from her busy life to trim the tree.

Friday, December 24, 2010

on-the-go-go Xmas

there's no chance i will have this absolutely finished soon. so i must just show you now. it's the next Le Petit project. i will hand quilt with Perle cotton and bind with wavy edges. except i don't even have a wavy ruler. it's a Moda Bake Shop recipe. but smaller like Sherri is making. the prairie points are these selvedges. and although the original layout is perfect. i altered it to resemble a regular tree.late again delivering the bags. but done is done.and speaking of done. i managed to make 10 of these. that would be finished and wrapped. thank you very much.i'm laughing right now. because my plan to keep-it-simple was accomplished. although even simple things can get get ugly if done late. meaning most of this could have leisurely been done in September. hehe. i also managed to put together 10 of these.i live in an old building with a beautiful lobby. somewhere in draft i have a post on this. any-who!! our lobby got a new Xmas tree this year so i made a simple tree skirt. i've never made one before. so it was definitely a quick-and-dirty-version but all that was needed.we might get snow in a few days. but for most of this month and tonight i am happy that the roads are dry. Merry-Xmas-Eve to everyone!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Country Gatherings

Thursday, December 16, 2010

More Advent Days

late again.if i told you what was in bag 13-14. i would have to exterminate you. OMG. peanut-butter-cups without the wrapper. maybe i got this one so i could enjoy them too.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Love A Good Cloth

but i have issues with this one.Spring Time Wash Cloth pattern by I Live On A Farm.
Red Heart Eco-Cotton Blend 75% recycled cotton 25% acrylic.
#5 needles on the orange. 50 sts. 11 pattern repeats.
#6 needles on the beige. 50 sts. 24 pattern repeats.
i knit the beige ones until the yarn was gone.
i washed and tested before posting.
the blend probably makes it stronger.
i did not like the way it felt when washing the dishes.
and i thought it did not absorb water when drying my hands.
so i'll be using them as a morning mat.
the pattern stitch is still lovely and i will knit again.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Cactus Quilt Along : blocks 11 thru 15.

i managed to get more blue a few days ago. and since i had been working around it. i quickly got these done.all of the details can be found on Piecemeal Quilts.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mom's Advent Bags

when your advent bags get delivered late. just staple all the extra days on the first one. but you can't see what's in there. gardening balm in a tin. good for cold weather hands.i found this page of numbers in the scrapbooking store. quick. easy.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Words and Circles

i've got selvedges. been collecting them.first i snip the end at 2 in. then i tear them off. last night i fussy cut some circles. and before i put them away. decided to cut some words too. but i was after the colorful dots. enjoy!