Friday, December 21, 2012

Thimbleberries Window Wreath Kit


Christmas gift for my friend Shannon

Another Calla LIly

 Pattern is the same as the other ones.
Yarn is Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran
1 skein size 10 needles
For my friend Billie for Christmas

Cozy Cowl

Cozy Cowl Pattern by Lisa Knits Chill Chasers
Yarn: Cascade 220
For my friend Julie for Christmas


Christmas Potato Chip Scarf

 A Christmas present for my friend Jane. Her favorite color is red.  Potato chip scarf made in Cascade 220 Painted worsted weight yarn.

Good friends are worth the "short rows" :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Calla Lily Scarf

Great pattern for gifties
The pattern was written for DK weight but I think there is a lot of wiggle room with this pattern for various yarns.  I was finishing one every two-ish nights while listening to the TV. 

This brown one is a silk alpaca blend for my friend Shannon.  Her favorite color is brown.
Calla Lily is available as a download on  Very beginner friendly too.  Definitely a keeper pattern for me :)
 This one goes to my friend Cheryl.  This is a cotton wool blend.  The label said it was DK weight but it seemed thicker to me. 

And this one goes to my friend Miriam who LOVES purple. This is a Debbie Bliss silk cashmere merino blend.  My mannequin is not leaking.  I just need to stop blocking my scarves on her :)   

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Stocking from Friend's Old Quilt

Approx. 10 yrs. ago a cop buddy of mine gave me his grandma's quilt.  It was a mess, dirty, ripped and stained.  I soaked it in "Vintage Soak" and got most of the dirt and stains off of it. Two years ago, I made a stocking for his daughter. I posted a picture of it on the blog I'm sure.   Last year most of my quilting stuff was packed up so I didn't make the second stocking for his son until this year.  The back of the quilt was made from a feed sack.  His grandma lived in Maine. The feed sack is from a place called St. Albans Grain Company.  I made sure the part of the quilt I used was the part with the writing on the back. Anyway I think she'd be pleased that her great-grand-kids have a piece of something she originally made. 
Inside the stocking

Anyway here it is....I hope he and his wife don't have anymore kids because there's nothing left of the quilt :)