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!