Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Good morning, sweet friends! Before I get started on today's topic I want to thank you again for all of you're encouraging words about the move and the compliments on the Hill Farm quilt top. The offer on the house did not work out. It was very disappointing but I know the Lord has a better plan. Today I am joining in on Ginny's yarn along. Last week I finished this soft-as-a-cloud scarf. I hope the picture shows the beautiful sequins that are scattered about this yarn. The yarn was purchased at Hobby Lobby and I can't find the label (I will do better with that). It is similar to mohair. I used size 13 needles, cast on 30 stitches and knit until I had the length I want. Then I added some fringe to the ends. To answer the question on last weeks scarf, I used the same size 13 needles and cast on 40 stitches for that scarf and knit until the yarn was gone.
The other day I found a sweater I had knit for Maddie when she was a toddler (she's 18 now!). The little buttons are teacups. The pattern came from the book, "Nursery Knits" by Debbie Bliss. It was an absolute joy to knit and I loved watching her toddle around in it. I really want to start making more children's items and putting them away for future grandbabies. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to present the parents with a box of knitted and quilted items for their babies? Fun, fun, fun!