Monday, November 23, 2015

Visions of sugarplums.

Plum colored vest for one of my little sweetie pies.

 I should be finishing up the 6 pairs of mittens I've started throughout the year,
 but being unfocused as I am, I shoved them into a basket
 and started a completely new knitting project. The starting is easy.
  It's the finishing that's a challenge for me.

I had a deadline of our oldest granddaughter's 5th birthday to get it done, so I knew
it wouldn't be joining the sad basket of Mittens Without Partners.
I'm hoping they'll start dating and eventually pair up on their own.

I used  this pattern from Ravelry with a few small changes.
It's purple and it's not wool, so that's a win win combo for this particular child.
 Can you believe I found the flannel shirt in all the right colors at Walmart?!

What I didn't finish on time was the chapstick holder necklace I promised to make.

Done!  I embellished it with bit of yarn embroidery
and a crocheted chain, which is the only crochet stitch I know.

With Christmas right around the corner, I searched for ornaments to knit
from my yarn remnants.  I'm not particularly fond of eating mushrooms,
but look at the deliciously dotty fungi I knit from leftover wool....

Yum!  You know I couldn't stop at one.

I actually joined a knitting group recently and I'm required to knit a tree ornament
for the Christmas potluck in December.  Me thinks a wooly toadstool is just the ticket.
You can find the free pattern here on Ravelry.

Another sweet idea I found on Ravelry.......


A basket full of gnomie goodness!!!!
The band of gnomes above was knit for a kindergarten class,
and I hope the knitter wore a pixie hat when she handed them out.  :o)

I do believe my toadstool ornies need a gnome,
so off I go to gather up my yarn!
Sorry mittens.

Happy Thanksgiving and please don't eat the mushrooms!

I'm joining the parties at:
Coy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olson Share Your Cup Thursday 


  1. You are so talented, Vickie! I love the little vest...such a cute outfit! And the little mushrooms are adorable! I hope you have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Vickie. Your granddaughter will look absolutely adorable in that little outfit. So cute with the flannel from Wally World. I love handmade ornaments, too, and have many (they store easily too, and don't break - yay!)

  3. Wonderful! What a sweet vest. When I was in junior high, a lot of us wore granny square vests; remember those? I had a purple one, so of course, I think the colors you chose are perfect. The mushrooms are darling, too. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Vickie, The vest turned out so cute. She'll love it. The little mushrooms-Love!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Vickie,
    You are so wonderfully talented with knitting. I love this outfit for your grand. She is going to be looking so pretty. Love the cute chapstick holder too. Adorable.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Kris is right Vickie, you're simply one of the best knitters I've ever come across, PLUS you have great taste. A winning combo!

    Happy Thanksgiving :)

  7. Adorable!! I have zero talent when it comes to knitting...crocheting....sewing....I guess anything involving fabric.


  8. Vickie that sweater is just adorable. I love the color and how awesome you found the shirt to match perfectly. Darling little mushrooms. You are so incredibly talented. Happy Thanksgiving. xo

  9. I haven't thought about it before but plum really is yum.

  10. What you made for your granddaughter is absolutely gorgeous and how cute her chapstick holder is!

    pretty little ornaments and I do hope that you get time to make some gnomes ! :)

  11. I love that outfit...purple is my favorite color!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. The vest turned out so cute! A perfect match for the shirt. Love it and love the little mushroom ornaments. Too cute.


  13. Oh my gosh, Vickie, your knitted vest is adorable! I looked at the pattern page, and your way with color has made this little vest dazzling and so special! You put together the perfect outfit with it, too. I sure do admire your knitting skills. Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Oh my word! You are so talented! I love everything you made. Your grand daughter is going to love her new outfit. The little mushrooms you made are adorable. I have a few that I've bought but yours are truly one of a kind. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

  15. You are amazing! The little waistcoat (for that is it's proper name!) is so sweet and the chapstick holder is GENIUS! My 9 year old has just discovered lipsalve and applies it constantly!
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving! xxx

  16. Wow, you have a great talent! I love the purple vest.

  17. Oh Vickie, that sweater is absolutely precious! And yes, the flannel shirt is just perfection. I love mushrooms! Both to eat and your sweet ornies. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. Wow! The vest is amazing! And the mushrooms so cute!

  19. That little outfit is so pretty. Love the colors. The mushrooms are adorable as are the gnomes. I am hoping to be able to make some things after the holidays.
    We are loving our new home.

  20. Your chapstick holder is adorable. I didn't even know there was such a thing. I guess people have been giggling behind my back when I just pull mine out of my purse!

  21. Vickie,
    she will love that darling vest and the shirt, perfect! See, yes you can find some amazing things at Wally World! The mushrooms and gnomes, the cutest ever!!! Who wouldn't love finding those little specially made ornaments in their Christmas sock!

  22. I love the vest! The mushrooms are adorable and would looks so cute in a basket. You could make a garland of all your unmatched mittens; it would be so cute. I love the gnomes too, and that's a great idea to pursue as well. xoxo Su

  23. The vest is adorable with that cute plaid shirt! I'm sure you had one delighted granddaughter. So cute!!
    Thank you for your lovely visit and very sweet comments. You always make my day!
    Mary Alice

  24. Hi Vickie! Oh, the little vest is adorable and I love the color. What luck finding the shirt to match! A chapstick holder? Oh, my goodness that's darling! The little mushrooms too! You are a very good knitter. I crochet but have never learned to knit! Wish I could do that. Thank you for your sweet words about our little Carter!
    You are always the sweeties,
    Shelia ;)

  25. How lucky is your granddaughter?! I adore your dotty fungi! Brilliant!


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