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 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Five o' clock and almost dark.

One more table to paint (lower left corner) and I'm done....until after the holidays.
Now I've got to figure out where I'm going to put the Christmas tree this year.
You change one little thing..........

Have a good night!

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