Some finished projects

After finishing knitting my daughters sweater, I could not really find buttons that I really liked.  It took a while, but finally I got some that I think works with the yarn and pattern.  They have a slight pearly glow, and looks rather pretty.

Spring Sweater

Spring Sweater

My swap buddy is getting a cowl!  Yes, she loves cowls, and a striped one is always a good idea for those fun days.

Now for some more summer knitting and other summer projects.  It is October already, and soon it will be Festive Season, I need to start working on some gifts and goodies, also decorations for the house.

 

Test knit Shawlette

This little shawl turned out so very pretty, I am so happy to have had the opportunity to test knit it.

It is here on Ravelry, now available.

 

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Test knit progress

Just a quick update on the shawl I am test knitting.

It is going very well, I wish I was a fast knitter.  This is such a stunning pattern.

Potholders

When it comes to sewing, I can do a good straight line, and that is about it.  My sewing skills do need work.  :-)

But every now and again I do sew, and it is often combined with knitting or crochet.

So when I bought these stunning cotton yarns, I was not sure what they would become.  In the end, they turned out pretty okay as potholders.  I added then to fabric, and attached clips and rings for hanging.

The black ones are for my daughter, her home is pretty modern, and the more vintage ones for my own place.

Test Knit

I am knitting the Konoha no Shawlette for Nao-ko Kimura.

I only started on it this week, and am loving the way the pattern knits and flows.  It is easy to follow and knit and goes extremely well.

This is my progress so far.

Progress….

Progress on the sweater that I am knitting for my daughter.  It is going very well, and I should be finished within the week, then just the button bands and buttons.  It looks smaller on the photos than it actually is.

 

 

Progress on the summer scarf has been slow and steady as well.  I have been favouring the sweater a bit, as I really want her to be able to wear it, the days here are getting more pleasant each day.

 

 

My current WIP’s

Finally I have started on the planned “summer scarf” that I wanted to knit during the winter to have it ready for the pleasant Spring weather.  It is a cotton yarn, and I decided on a lace pattern to keep it light and airy.

This is a very easy pattern to knit and follow, and I am actually making good progress, it might still even be ready for late Spring.

 

My daughter is getting her promised sweater.  She gets a hand knitted sweater each year.  This year she choose a lighter coloured yarn, wanting something to wear when the days are warming up, but you still need a little something.

This sweater will be just over the waist and with three-quarter sleeves, making it nice to wear during the Spring months.

I am using the pattern Miette, but making various adjustments as I need to.  It needs to be longer and the yarn is not quite similar.

X-Mas in July!

This year, Xmas came in July!  Thanks to Salpal1, of “whatimuptotoday“.

Salpal was making over the Craftroom and decided to share some of the stunning fabrics with the rest of us and have a “giveaway”.  I have never had the chance to actually win something so pretty and beautiful.  I always do enter at every opportunity I get.  :-)

And this time, it was my lucky day as the random number chosen was mine.  I was the lucky one to win these stunning beauties.

This weekend the package arrived!  Much faster than I anticipated.  I have previous told my daughter about the win, and she was just as excited as I was.  She is a quilter, and loves fabrics.  We both eagerly opened the package and could not believe all the stunning fabrics.  And we were spoiled even more with a whole bag of gorgeous Festive Season themed ribbons and even tiny silver bells.

We both decided to make a quilted something first for our homes for the Festive Season, and decided on table runners.  We looked at patterns and designs.  I loved the older and more traditional designs, and she is more of a modern girl.  But we agreed, if we were to quilt something we can start soon, and work with the pretty fabrics, so we can we ready for Xmas.  :-)

Soon we will have a day or two set aside to cut patterns and templates and prepare and cut fabric.  We are both very happy for this stunning Giveaway!

Thanks Salpal1.  We love our fabrics!

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