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Friday, February 26, 2010

Ribbon Knitting

I have had this ribbon yarn for a long time, and was always afraid to try knitting with it. Yes, I was intimidated.

I finally got it out when I found this lovely pattern for a simple collar calling for ribbon yarn. Well, I love it!!. It was really easy to work with, and I really didn't find it a problem. You do have to watch and make sure that you aren't twisting the ribbon too much.

This will be in my Pepper2 Store.

Most of my knitting these days has been for the "Linus Project". They provide Paul Newman's "Hole in the Wall" Camp for cancer kids with blankets for the children to take home. They have about 800 children go through the camp each summer, and each child gets a blanket. Last year we did 10 blankets. We hope to do it again this year.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My sister posted on her blog that she had ordered a "surprise package" from Stitches N Things, and showed a picture of her loot. I was amazed at what she received, so I decided to order one for myself. WOW!! What lovely items. Here is a picture, which does not do it justice. I received some beautiful blue linen, some black linen, a picture frame, some charts, some books with charts, a thread cutter, two kits, and some specialty floss. Besides this... it all came in a tote. I will be using the blue linen right away. The specialty yarn is something I had on my list for the next trip to the craft store. The tote ----- I had just been wishing for a lighter tote to take to my knitting group on Wednesdays. Taa Daa!!! Here it is! The kits are nice, and one is expecially nice because it is a "beginner's" hardanger. I just might try it. Don't know if my eyes will cooperate, but I will try. I may send the books to my stitching friend in Bolton Landing. Since cross stitch is difficult for me anymore with my eyesight not what it was 20 years ago.

For those of you that do cross stitch... try this little surprise package. It is well sorth it, and such fun to receive.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Ever and Ever On-Going Project

This is a very large round tablecloth. It has stitching in the middle as well as all around the outside edge. I started this about 4 years ago. Got tired of it. Started it again last year.... got tired of it, and now.... here we go again. When it is done it will be beautiful. A whole lot of work for one item!!! This one will be just for me. Just to prove that I have good intentions, I bought a little lamp to match and put on the table where it will go.

When it is done, I will be posting the final result here. Watch for it soon.... or next year.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Red Bird is Done

In an earlier post, I showed the drawing of this red bird. Now, here it is all done and framed.
This was quite simple to do, and turned out very beautiful.
Sometimes, the simpler, the better.