Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Caps and Cushions


I made caps to go with the gator scarves for the grandkids. I mailed them out this morning after I filled the box with hugs! Pattern: The caps are an easy k2p2 rib for 6-7" on size 8 needlesover 76-80 sts; then k2tog, p2tog around and worked the k1p1 rib that results for another inch, k2tog around and break yarn and pull stitches together. It gives a nice light feel for the warmer winter they experience in GA.
Finished the cushion covers for the rocking chair.....just need some company to fill the chairs! Picture me spinning on the porch!
I'm starting a new quilt; another mystery quilt , this one for Christmas........Mom and I are both going to do this one.
I think I have finally overcome the 'quilter's block' for the quilt on the frame. It is a beauty that I am quilting for my daughter's friend. Once I figure out what I am doing , I love doing the quilting but it is the big blank canvas that freezes me! I am going to do fussy stuff in the border and an all-over meander on the center of the quilt. I don't want to detract from the center design as I know she doesn't like too much quilting on her quilts. I think I occassionally have the indecision on knitting projects, too, when I venture outside of the 'writtine' patterns and just have to explore my own likes and dislikes to get where I want to go. Gratefully, there is no 'hurry up!' deadline on this work.....but now that I know where I am going, I will get there quickly! It is work to be creative, isn't it!?!

4 comments:

  1. I was almost tempted with the mystery quilt again when I saw your fabrics, but then I got over it...I must catch up on behind-er projects first -- but I look forward to seeing your creations!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm sure the grandchildren will be very happy with their caps and scarves.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love your gator scarves. Where did you get the pattern?. I have a grandson that would love it!

    Blessings, Patricia

    ReplyDelete
  4. You love to knit too. The kids will enjoy their gifts. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to let me know you stopped by to read my blog! If you can't get the blog to accept a comment-email me! If you don't have a blog yourself, use my email so I can then email you back-I love to respond to those who leave comments! Thanks!

TNT

So pleasurable to yield a tiny needle for this embroidery.   It is in an eight inch hoop for scale.   I did all of the coneflowers first, as...