I love-love the look of white on white embroidery and quilting. For our knitting group Christmas gift exchange I wanted to try my hand at Boutis quilting and thought lavender sachets would be the perfect small project to try. The first time seeing Boutis quilting was the Tristan and Isolde quilt. Then I saw the… Continue reading Workbasket – Boutis Sachets
Christmas for crafters begins much earlier than Dec. 6th (St. Nicholas' Day). I looked back in my project notebook to see when I actually started this year's Christmas sweaters for the grandsons. I had neglected to even mention the project on the index page. On the actual project page, I see 11/20/2019 as the start… Continue reading Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake
Right up to the last day too! DW was at work, so I finally had time to work on his Christmas blanket. He'd mentioned that he would like a larger sofa blanket than the one previously. Because of the size of the blanket, I had to lay it out in the living room. The only… Continue reading Workbasket – Christmas Sweaters Done
I managed to remember to take photos of the yarn that is used in the creation of the little Christmas Sweaters. On my lunch break, I had finished the front of the little red sweater. The whole time I was knitting it, I kept catching myself reading the wrong measurements. I should be using the… Continue reading Weekly Workbasket – getting my money’s worth from my yarn (100th post)
Christmas isn't over until the last Christmas project has been completed. Some years ago, I asked my boss and friend BP to teach me to knit so I could make a sweater for my bf as a Christmas gift. After 2 wash clothes and 1 simple lace shawl, I printed out several sweater patterns and… Continue reading Workbasket – No idle hands here…
Some gifts did not get done in time. I just got behind in my knitting. M&M, my nephews in North Carolina had to wait to get their gifts. They were also getting hats and scarves. Because the hats are quick, I started with those. I figured that I could make the hats and send them… Continue reading Late Christmas Gifts – finally delivered!!
Somehow, I managed to not ever see my grandson's in the sweater vests that I knit them for Christmas. My amazing son sent me a picture over the weekend. Here they are: The pattern sizes were "4-5 years" and "2-3 years". So the boys will have plenty of time to grown into them. For right… Continue reading Update – Christmas knitting pictures