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Monday, January 25, 2010

The Best Project of All

I found the pattern for these darling booties on Etsy.  Made a pair today from a vintage double weave wool blanket.   Aren't they cute?  Velcro closings at the ankle.  The best thing is I will deliver them in person to my 9 mo. old granddaughter, Emily.  Yes, Nonna and Poppy are flying out west for a good visit with her, her parents and her Auntie.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

... And More New Projects!

Regarding my knitting, I am trusting the book a little too much... or the book thinks I know more than I know.   About the time I began shaping the heel, I realized I should have been working on 4-5 double-pointed needles.  Oh, well, ripping out and starting over is a good thing!

Regarding the wool pillows I made before Christmas, I am still enthralled with vintage wool fabrics and so made heart-shaped pin cushions using old textile bobbins as a base.  Trimmed with vintage velvet, little red penny rug hearts, with vintage hat and corsage pins! 

To follow up I took a beginning one-day quilt workshop last Saturday through a local quilt guild.  There will be more classes throughout the winter.  I think I'm hooked!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! New Projects!

Just a quick hello in this new year of 2010.  My daughter gave me this knitting book with her niece/my granddaughter in mind.  It is full of delightful patterns and not too difficult for a beginning knitter ~ just what I need.  So I have jumped right into making a sweet and simple pair of socks.  The snow is coming down like crazy here today.  Hubby is watching the Rose Bowl.  Leftover snacks from last night's neighborhood potluck will make an easy supper.