Thursday, December 10, 2020

Distractions and Attractions!

Remember this?  
My favorite knitting machine? 
 I cast on some Christmas colors for a scarf-double sided, 
seamed down the long side! 
 I haven't had a good time on the last sweater months ago
 so it has been in time out .  I hope to declare success in a few days!
Mostly I did mundane jobs like pruning the dead plants and flowers in the yard but there was also moments like this--packing my old vintage knitting machine because it is sold and of course, I have to ship it.  
That's okay, I have sold 3 of the 4 items for sale 
and made enough to buy the bandsaw so it's all good,, right ?!
I made only one new block-the blue one for the top row-
the one I made reversing the colors!
After doing a bit of decorating the front porch, changing out the usual for the special, yesterday, 
 I was ready for some simple, quick projects for my knitting. 
 I made two of Valorie's gnome hats but am having trouble finding the small fur pom-poms on-line, so will get creative in the sewing room today.  

But not until after I teach a friend how to knit!  
She is coming for a visit to learn how-
last year I taught her how to crochet and she didn't enjoy it. 
 So now we are going to try knitting-beginning on the Christmas bells!
 

7 comments:

  1. You have so much going on! I wish I could get out all my toys I have packed away for the remodel mess. If I could get something on the loom I know I would feel better about all this isolation. In a few weeks we will be back to cutting and stacking wood and that will take up a lot of time. Who knew last winter what this winter would bring. I still can't believe it sometimes.

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  2. I got my pompoms on ebay - they were coming from China, so they took a while though.

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  3. Hope your friend enjoys the knitting.

    Congrats on selling the machine. It's nice to be able to get something you really want and not spend "your" money.

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  4. How wonderful to sell your unneeded/outgrown knitting machine and invest the money in a new piece of equipment. It’s a win-win for all involved.

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  5. Good for you in making the money for the saw. Dennis always tells me to get what I want but I don't like to spend money on myself. You have so many fun pieces of equipment. Someday I would like a knitting machine so I can make things for charity quicker.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. I'm not sure what size pom poms I have, so I may have to enlarge the hat for my gnome. But first, I have to find the pom poms! Yay on selling toys to buy new toys! I daren't dream of a knitting machine just yet, the quilting machine is too new. But then I also want a serger again, so who knows what might find it's way here next year.

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  7. My gnomes are in line to be next year's Christmas project. By then I should have the poms also from China and the beads as well.(Thank you Valerie for the link!) Next year I promise to start earlier, too!

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