Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

I want to send each of you a heartfelt wish for a healthy and joyous Christmas holiday.  I treasure each and every person who stops by and reads my blog which has created many friendships for me across the miles of our great country.  I am truly looking forward to 2014, a new year always brings new opportunities.

The turkey is out of the oven as we prepare to enjoy this wonderful meal with family and friends.  I hope your day is blessed in the same way. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New BagI

I just wanted to show you the neatest little bag I have ever found.    I saw a tutorial titled "SOCK SACK" BAG.  Of course, curious me just had to check this out further and here it is.

There is a new pattern out where you can knit 2 socks at a time but you need 2 separate balls of wool.  This cute bag has 2 compartments, one for each ball of wool along with a centre zipper pocket to carry your knitting accessories.

 There are also two strap, one on each side, to guide your wool.  It is not  very big and my 2 fat balls of wool fill it full.  Here is what I am working on right now, a faux fair isle doll sweater.  I like the doll size clothes as it doesn't take much time to rip out my many mistakes!  This sweater will fit an American Girl 18" doll.  I found a beautiful 18" porcelain doll at a church rummage sale so she is my model.  When she has an outfit to wear, I will post a pic of her.   I tried the bag to keep my 5 balls of wool I had going at one point untangled.  I think it helped quite a bit but they still got twisted.  I am doing the yolk now and it has raglan sleeves and a turtle neck finish.  It buttons in the back so it is easy for a child to put on the doll.   This one project covers quite a few techniques for me to learn.  It is really fun. I forgot to mention you can purchase the pattern on Crafty, made by Ramona Rose.  She did an excellent job on the pattern instructions.

Last year I started stitching some granny square blocks.  My mother-in-law crocheted my daughter a blanket in this pattern.  I thought it would be nice to have a matching quilt.  I got about 9 blocks made and ran out of small print fabrics.  Over time, when I came across an appropriate fabric, I made a few more blocks.  This week I have a total of 20 finished.  This is all I am doing at this point.  This is one of my kit projects for the new year while I am recovering from my 2nd hip surgery.  Here are my 20 blocks..

Hope you enjoy my new projects.  Have a great week everyone.