I finished another quilt and mailed it off to it’s recipient. Hopefully they get lots of enjoyment and use out of it. And, a special thank you to the person who ordered it for her friend (which I happen to think is very thoughtful and generous), and for her many other orders that have been showcased on this blog and on facebook, and who inspired this particular style of quilt in the first place. I used Maritime Modern by Riley Blake and I really ended up loving these prints! All the nautical touches and the colors are fantastic. I know my photog skills did not capture the lovely colors in this quilt very well, but the teals, and navy and red just really pop and make this a very patriotic and nautical little navy quilt.
In between working on quilts I have been knitting and crocheting as much as possible. The best part of working on these projects is that they are completely mobile!! I can knit/crochet while I’m at the kids’ practices, while watching tv, or while riding in the car. Which is very convenient, since I feel like we are on the go more often than not these days.
Here are most of the ones I have been working on recently. Some are done, some are still in need of their ends being tucked away, and some are still very much a work in progress.
Most of these are orders and a couple are gifts. I can’t wait to send them all off and then get started on more projects. It’s been nice to knit and crochet some…I hadn’t made anything in so long! My hands are out of practice and that has left my fingers and wrists sore off and on, but the more you do it the less soreness you have.
I started a project for me, which I hardly ever take the time to do. It’s a huge cowl that has a very pretty and simple lace pattern. It will be plenty large enough to wrap around my neck twice and it will still be loose. Basically, I’m knitting an infinity scarf. Made from the yummy and wonderful Malabrigo wool….it’s quite the treat. I’ve been holding on to this yarn for more than three years in search of the perfect project, and I’m pretty sure this one is it….I just have to make myself finish it!!
So that’s it for now. After Thanksgiving I’m sure there will be more to share, as I’m hoping to get lots of knitting done during the holiday. Once these orders are mailed off it will be on to Christmas gifts! Because there’s nothing like waiting to hand make your gifts until the last few weeks until Christmas :)
Oh, and I just wanted to say thank you again to those of you who order from me time after time and give these items to friends and family. It means a lot to me, and it still amazes me that you would choose me to make such special items for the special people in your lives! Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope that it all brings you (and the ones who receive it) as much joy as it has me <3
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and I hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday!