Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Meadow Dance by Amanda Murphy

Benartex ---  Isn't this a beautiful collection of fabric?   Meadow Dance is by Amanda Murphy.      I saw it on a Benartex blog post and starting swooning (link here).    And, then there was the 'blog hop' ...   with all the inspirations.    I thought this pocket wall hanging was AWESOME.   So many delightful and colorful ideas for using this collection of fabric.   

  Later .... While browsing my e-mail .... I read this:   "You were selected as a winner in the Meadow Dance blog hop on Benartex’s blog by commenting at the 

   And then, the package arrived!   Thank you, thank you. 

  The fabric is stunning.   I'm so over-the-moon with the fabrics sent from this collection.   I've unfolded, folded, stacked -- moved them around.    Oh, the possibilities!!!   I'm still thinking bags; however, there are so many 'fat quarter' patterns to choose from ; )

 Lucky me ; )         

Monday, November 20, 2017

Alice Hoffman -- more, please!

Raise you hand if you have Alice Hoffman books in your pile .... on your night stand.   Yes, me, too.

Can you think of anything better?   Yes!   Knitting and listening to "The Rules of Magic" audiobook.   A recent win from Alice Hoffman's facebook page.  (read by Marin Ireland).....     Yes, there really are winners, and yes, this is an awesome audiobook ; )       On to my wrap .... 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Knit all the Slippers .... "

  Lucky Lucky ME!

Received this book in yesterday's post.  
  The Knitted Slipper Book by Katie Startzman 

Somehow, the lucky coin was in my pocket & I won this giveaway.   Every day, I visit Craft Gossip.   I think they have a wonderful variety of information, tutorials, ideas, and giveaways.   

I was knitting my very first pair of slippers 

 when I saw this post.   And, now I have oodles of patterns and styles to knit!!!   Check out all the patterns from this book on ravelry.    (link here)

Thanks Sarah & Craft Gossip!!!

The book review & post are here ......  (link HERE)

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Sewing and Knitting ... Opportunity Drawing items

 Three Origami bags - made by me for Indiana Lace Day!
 Each bag filled with delightful treasures ....
 each bag looking for a new home.  

Project bags not your thing?    How about these sets, knitted by me - Dishsoap w/dress, dishcloth, soap dish (personally, I'd use for lace pins)  bar soap!   This set in "Jade" 24/7 Lion Brand cotton yarn.

 This set in "Rose", Lion Brand 24/7 cotton yarn.

 Or, this set in "Aqua"?

   I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fiber Fun

"F"inished -- Leafy Lisa Shawlette.  Pattern by Kelli Slack.   I used Misty Alpaca Chunky.  After the practice piece - the real wrap was easier to knit.   The chunky yarn was my first time using -- i got used to it after a few rows.     Below, practice piece 'wrap' for souvenir doll.  

In photo below, B E E S W A X!   From GF.     Local friend's DH has hives - and I am supposed to keep this sealed up ... yet it has such a fine scent!     I have not had my sewing out (will this week, need to tidy up some origami bags) and will use on my thread.

My progress (sorry, not finish) of the Woolenberry KAL.   Herald by Woolenberry.    The yarn is lovely to knit - Blooming Yarns Cashino.  
... and, Antarktis by Woolenberry.    Sadly, only a few more rows added ...

Radiating Hearts pattern by Evelyn Clark - probably for Lace Day raffle ... I used Lion Brand 24/7 cotton yarn.

Dishcloth dresses, patterns by Debbie Trainor.   

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

yarnie update

 Delightful mail (yesterday).   My name chosen from a Facebook Giveaway.   Gallant Cowel kit (pattern by Meghan Jones) and Plymouth Yarn.

I am participating in a Woolenberry KAL.   I have Herald on circular needles, Cashino yarn purchased with DH last Fall in Bloomington, IN.   It is a lovely pattern by Janina Kallio.   

Here is Antarktis, another Woolenberry pattern by Janina Kallio.  This seems more challenging to me.  Yarn is Cashino Blooming yarns (Bloomington, IN).

 Leafy Lisa wrap needs one more 'leaf' and it will be completed.  This is a pattern by Kelli Slack.   Yarn is Misty Alpaca Chunky.    I found some green yarn in my bag, purchased at an Ireland exhibit held at the Art Institute of Chicago.   I am thinking to try the Irish yarn with this pattern - I think that is is a wonderful pattern, it knits up quickly, and would be fun to have a wrap with green leaves, too.

I removed the goofy yarn mess & started a new 'bottom' of the Mosaic Bag.  (pattern by Cindy Walker).   It is lovely.   I have enough yarn (Erika Knight British Blue Wool) for a second bag.   Then will create the cord/drawstring.    I may have to change the colors a little bit for the 2nd bag.    

 My hat is done!   DD and I bought yarn (Rios, Malabrigo) in St. Charles, IL following a Riverdance performance.   This is a nice spiral knit hat pattern by Ann Norling.

My hitchhiker wrap is a bit longer - still not complete.

 I'm delighted Debbie Trainor has a new book of pattern out.  I'm looking forward to knitting a few dresses for soap bottles.   


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