Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Yarn Along

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!



  1. Good morning! Your scarf looks wonderful and very soft. I love that little sweater you made her!! Those buttons are too cute for words, considering how much I do love vintage china. :) I think that would be such a perfect gift idea, how neat! Happy Wednesday, hope you have wonderful day! xo Holly

  2. Love the colour of your sparkly scarf - does the yarn come with the sequins already threaded? It's so pretty. Sorry the house sale didn't happen this time, but it will - all in God's time - He has great plans for you, keep your faith in Him.

  3. Love the color of the scarf. And what a darling sweater! Which I knew how to make pretty things like you do. Always enjoy visiting your blog.

  4. Maddie's sweater looks brand new!

    Knitting for future grandchildren brings a whole new meaning to "hope chest"! LOL

  5. That scarf is absolutely gorgeous Renee! I love the color, the soft, loose knit and the sparkly sequins:>)
    It has been our experience that if something doesn't work out that God does indeed have something better for us.
    The sweater you made for Maddie is a true treasure! My grandmother made most of my sister and my clothing when we were little, much of it out of feedsacks. Little corduroy coats and even dotted swiss dresses. They were all carefully packed away and when I had my girls I used them again, and again packed them away. When my girls wore those clothes they never failed to get compliments and the fact that I could pass them down meant so much to me! Some day your grandchildren will wear those beautiful items made with love:>)

  6. The scarf is so pretty. I'm going to have to try that-sounds fast.

    Love your Maddie's sweater. I used to knit things for my daughter and knit baby doll clothes for her. My granddaughter has put those clothes on her dolls.

    I'm making things for a new grandbaby now :) She is due in April. It is a fun thing to do. Your plan to start now sounds like a great idea.

  7. Your sparkly scarf is gorgeous.
    The little sweater is beautiful.
    Enjoy your reading.

  8. The scarf looks lovely.... both elegant or casual depending on the occasion. I don't blame you for keeping such a cute sweater! :) Happy crafting, Jenny


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