Thursday, November 21, 2019

Out of Town

Two hats delivered to their new owners!
Visiting grands in Fernandina Beach-
it is chilly here, too!
We read "Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat" and 
then I gave the kids their own woolie warmies!
It was a great ending to a very fun book.
(Recommended by In a Pickle, a knitting podcast)
We watched the space station go overhead last night-
it is good to share the wonder of such a sight.
Off to enjoy taking part in their Grandparents' Day at school.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Successful Execution

Yes, today was a successful execution of all the errands 
from Palatka to Daytona  to Palm Coast to home today. 
All purchases are for present projects;
flannel for pj's, 
books for pleasure, 
yarn in front for mittens
and in back, gifted skeins for all of my hats, etc.
The blue vinyl on the right will become seat covers for my golf cart!
The red/white/blue on top of the fabrics is for the mystery quilt
The triangles on the fabric under the yarn will
become Christmas banners--wait until you see them!
(I was pleasantly surprised to see that the order from Fabric.com
contained a third panel-one more than I ordered-
because a note said I got it free because it was the end of the bolt!)

Off again today after lunch--more knitting to happen on the travels!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Some Finished Works

 I only had 1/2 and hour of work left on this
and managed to finish the quilting at the frame
and add the binding yesterday before we hit the road.
 The quilting is called birds and blooms for obvious reasons.
I didn't  get to load a new quilt on the frame but I hope to do that
this morning before I have to leave for the day again!
Yeah, it's that kind of week.
 I did manage to knit this hat on the trip yesterday.
It will fit a teen to a women because of the 2 x 2 rib stretchiness!
The yarn is Red Heart Ombre in purple on #8 needles.
I hope to knit another one today!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Guests

Look closely under our East Palatka Holly tree
(with its ripening berries)
and see the pair of Sand Hill Cranes
who regularly come to sift through the seeds spilled
from our bird feeders
by the much smaller song birds!

This is going to be a very 'going' week
in which we will not have a 'home-all-day' day
until Friday this week!
I hope I will at least be able to knit while in the car so much!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Anticipation!

The official finished photo of the Patriot's Quilt.
36 x 48"
And the CoBoo Raglan is completed!
It is blocked and joy of joys, it fits!
It was a close call on the amount of yarn I calculated;
this is all that is left after seaming 
and stitching all of those turned hems by hand.
It is weightier than a wool sweater
but the silky sheen of the bamboo makes it a perfect southern fiber!
As I was blocking it--note the photo bomber in the background!
Yup, the boys are in town!
We had a lovely time baking and then painting together. 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Life and Death

My Aunt passed away;
 took a trip to pay respects, 
met her many loves.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Quilts and Spinning

 First up is a change of mind--as I pulled this out to load up on the frame 
I realized I didn't like  the proportions;  it was too long and narrow!
 So I took the bottom row off and then dug through the stash to find a border print.
After a few alterations, I will be able to load it up again!
 So instead I loaded up one of the other tops to work on.
I have plenty to chose from still!
And lastly, to show you that you can make progress 
even if you only do something for a few minutes a day (15) 
I have spun 2 ounces after not touching any spinning since the Tour de Fleece in July!
This fiber is Polworth, which is a very soft, brown wool. 
 A joy to spin.  
I have 8 ounces total which will be enough to knit a vest, most likely.

Out of Town

Two hats delivered to their new owners! Visiting grands in Fernandina Beach- it is chilly here, too! We read "Stanley the Amaz...