Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Needles Have Been Busy .....

Although blogging has been on the back burner lately, that doesn't mean I haven't been busy quilting and knitting!  With the cooler weather, my fingers have been itching to pick up the needles again, and I just had to take time this morning to share some projects in progress.....

First up are two cute little finishes ....

Aren't these just the most adorable little toboggans???  They are for our two youngest granddaughters, and I can't wait to deliver them :-)

These little kits were irresistible pickups during my stop at The Yarn Patch in Crossville last month.  They are called DMC Top This! - and there are lots of different colors and animals to top them with...

All of the yarn comes in one ball, with smooth seamless joins as each color/texture runs into the next, and a simple K2/P2 and stockinette design.  The little toppers are also part of the kit and super simple to attach!  Each little hat took me only one evening to knit up - don't you just LOVE quick finishes???  Yeh, me too!

I've also been spending some quality time with my latest Ombre Infinity Cowl project ....

The project is almost done, maybe a few more hours of easy stockinette knitting, joining the ends, and blocking.  I'm looking forward to snuggling up in these beautiful colors around my neck this winter!

Next I plan to pick up this languishing UFO  - The Swing Cowl ....

Denise at Justquiltin made one of these and I fell in love with it!  It's not something I can just work on mindlessly though, the pattern requires quite a bit of attention, so it tends to get pushed aside for easier projects.  I figure I'm maybe close to halfway done, and it's time to finish it up!

When that's done - and not before! - I'm planning to reward myself with permission to start a beautiful cowl that I picked up from The Haus of Yarn bus recently ...

This is a very soft yarn with gorgeous colors!  The pattern is actually rather easy and repetitive, so I think it'll work up fairly quickly.

And I am chomping at the bit to start this shawl kit that I picked up at The Yarn Patch  ....

This is the store sample!!!
Hopefully mine will look as nice :-)
But of course it is going to have to wait a while.  It may even be next winter before I get to wear it.  I'm determined to get the old projects out of the way before starting new stuff, but I just couldn't resist adding this one to the project queue!  It will give me plenty of incentive to work hard on clearing out those UFO's, right?

The colors in this yarn are HOT!!! - they sucked me right into the gotta-have-it vortex!  The owner knitted the sample I showed above, and she assured me that it is fun to knit and not nearly as difficult as it looks.
We'll see ..... =^..^=

I'm planning to catch you up on what's been going on in the Quilting Studio in the coming week, so stay tuned!  

Although I'm a day late to the party,
I always enjoy sharing at Patchwork Times!

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. OMG those hats are so cute!! Clever kit and quick projects are a must sometimes. All your yarn projects are so pretty - keeping you out of trouble.

  2. Man, oh man, your needles are smokin' hot! The little caps are just way too cute! And all that other knitting....when do you have time in your quilting studio, I'd like to know! That shawl is just to die for! Can't wait to see it all made, even if it's not till next year! You have to model it, though! XO

  3. Those little caps are just too cute! My granddaughter would love one , will have to look into making one for her and her little brother.

  4. You've been knitting!! Aren't those hats fun and fast? I've done 3 for different GK. Love all your projects!

  5. Lavena is going to be gorgeous! I'm going to tell my DIL about that one.
    PS: Was thinking about you just this week. Good to hear from you.

  6. Those little caps are too precious! Added bonus: they're quick. That's always a winner in my book.

  7. Oh my goodness! Those little hats are just way too cute! Looks like your knitting needles have been in higher gear. Love your projects! Especially that ombré cowl and that shawl.

  8. Those hats are just too cute! What great gifts for your littles. All of your projects are gorgeous! Your needles will be clicking away as you work on these beauties.

  9. Way too cute on the hats! If I remembered how to knit I might be tempted. *LOL*
    Do you mean to tell me that with all of the needlework going on you still have time to quilt?!?
    Beautiful projects. Your color sense is impeccable!

  10. The little hats are adorable. Lots of pretties in today's post, and I love those yarns. Like I always say, I wish I were a knitter, but there are only sew many hours in a day. Your work is gorgeous. I can tell you've been practicing!

  11. Those hats are just precious and I love the other projects. Those yarns are just yummy.

  12. Great projects. The hats are so cute, but then all of the other projects are gorgeous too.

  13. Talk about late to the party! With my computer problems still hindering me, I've not checked blogs lately. I really miss it. Your cute hats are adorable and will look so good on your granddaughters. You really HAVE been a busy little gal. The yarns awaiting their turn are all gorgeous.


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