Thursday, November 17, 2016

Christmas in July photos

I don't remember if I posted about the Christmas in July swap before, and am too lazy to go look.  

The items below are what I made for my swap partner.   All with hangers for the tree…I love hand made goodies for the Christmas tree.  This year I am putting it up again because I now feel I have "settled down" in the house that is my home.

Now lucky me, the following photos are of the gorgeous goodies I received!

The photo below, although a bit fuzzy, shows the one hanging ornament from the above two photos.  It's hard to tell from the other two photos that it is the same ornament, or even how thick it is.

I have all of these hanging on various knobs in my kitchen waiting to be added to my tree!  I will be dragging the tree out in the next week or so (before Thanksgiving mind you) so I can continue to decorate it with some extra lovelies, and perhaps make more.

Started my Christmas shopping, too, although I think I only bought one present and the rest was for me! 


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jellyfish hanging around, scarves in the making!!!

My morning view of the new snow on the Olympics!

Every time I want to say "Good Morning" two things come to mind and they are polar opposites.

First I hear the jingle for the orange juice company and it is super bright and cheery and I imagine little blue birds dancing around.

The second one is the Subaru commercial where the two backwoods men are watching the refined  Subaru owner looking for a place in the woods to do his thing!  Not THAT'S the one that sticks with me for the rest of the day! LOL!

Well morning is over with, so on with crocheting.  I am testing a pin-wheel square on Ravelry.  It is super cute.  Can't post it yet, but if you are on Ravelry you can find her photos.  It's Tunisian.

I am also making my nieces and nephew some hanging jellyfish characters….don't think I posted here about that.  OMGoodness they are sooooo cute.  I had to order fiberfill as no place here carries it unless Walmart does.  Did not feel like walking all over that huge store looking for it.  The fiberfill should be here tomorrow I think, and then will finish the one that is ready to stuff and can then quickly finish the other ones.

I'm working on a scarf, too, for Operation Gratitude.  A lot of ladies in my group have already surpassed me and are sending the scarves off.  I bet there is a time limit and I missed it.  Even if they can't go overseas, there are vets here that could use them.  It was cold this morning…38 when I woke so know it is cold in other places around the US. Hope to finish more than one.

Eye candy!
  Brodie at 134 pounds and 1 year, 3 months old.

Scarf for my niece

 I don't knit much, but did not like the look of this yarn in crochet.  Looked pretty awful.  I love the stained glass look of it when knitted.

Who wouldn't knit something like this for your special niece?

It's BEAUTIFUL -  the yarn is Caraco by Malabrigo.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Blue Sparkle Sweater was finished….


I thought I had posted about the sweater and other scarves.  Losing my touch!

This is the back with a tab.

This is the front.

This is my eight year old sweet granddaughter.  I think even after adjusting the neck line it is still too big.  She wanted the sleeves shorter so I let her have her way.  The Mariner's hat is blue sparkly too!  

Sweater for my Granddaughter

My granddaughter is 10  years old although she looks about 13 or 14.  I am making her a sweater called Harbor Lights.  Ran out of yarn so bought two more skeins.  Need to finish four more rows on one sleeve and then another round on the body and put on buttons.  I only had the two shown, so bought enough in a similar button to the bottom one she liked.

The pattern is on Ravelry and is a pattern from Annie's Attic.  Designed by Lena Skvagerson.  Guess it was an instant hit as it took me a long while to find the yarn!!  Back in stock now thank goodness.

I think the sweater doesn't lie quite right, but looked good on her.  I did not make the back bottom the same as the pattern.  I used shorter stitches to give it a straighter look.  Did not care for the long long tail in back that comes below the butt.  She did not like the three different colors for the sweater - I really did though!  

Will be happy to go on to something else.  Making scarves for Christmas and will also make potholders and Christmas decorations for family.

At some point I want to make a sweater for me.