Friday, January 13, 2012

Knitting a little

I have managed to finish one of my son's socks so I'm at 50% completed and here's a photo. It's not easy to see though.

We're starting a knit-a-long at the Black Mountain Yarn Shop with a project from the Interweave Knits Winter 2011 on page 78-79, called Leif Slipover, designed by Adrienne Larsen (I won't be knitting the hood). I purchased the yarn in the photo since I have gray hair and can't wear as many colors. I'll post photos as we go to see the progress. It's my first knit-a-long and it should really be fun. We have 11 ladies signed up and we start officially next Tuesday night.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

MY Stitcher's Choice Ornament Received by Hazel

I mailed my ornament by regular mail to Hazel in the UK on December 14th. The Asheville, NC post office assured me that it should have been delivered in 10 working days which would have been by Christmas. I am sad to say that Hazel didn't receive in the UK until a few days ago. It's not surprising with all the Post Office rumors of closings nationwide - I'm glad she did finally receive it and she liked it too. I really enjoyed stitching it and used beads from my giant stash for the snow instead of white thread. Here's a photo. Have a great weekend everyone

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Stitching, Knitting and Sewing to Do list for 2012

Things I would like to complete by December 2012:

Paradise Lost-Plum Street Samplers (not started)
Quilt for Sister Deb (top finished)
Quilt for Friend (not started)
Prairie Schooler Christmas 2009 (1/2 finished)
Snowman Ornament (1/2 finished)
Son Allen's socks (60% of sock #1)
Knitted teal sweater to keep warm (1/3rd finished)
Loose Feathers Blackbird Designs (not started)
Quaker Sampler by La-D-Da (3/4th finished)

I think this is enough for now....

I'll be posting photos of progress for most throughout the year. What are your plans for finishes for 2012? I'd love to see them. Have a wonderful year everyone and happy stitching, knitting and sewing.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year Wishes and late 2011 Project Finishes

I wish for everyone a wonderful 2012...and lots of finishes too. I've been able to get a few more things finished for the year 2011 this past week and sharing with photos below. I also have been enjoying a visit with my oldest son who is visiting from Seattle, WA. The 1st photo is the headband knitted for my niece
and here's a photo of the Samantha Ice Cream dress I sewed for my granddaughter's American Girl Doll.
Here's a photo of me and my son at our annual Christmas Party,isn't he just so cute?