Monday, June 27, 2011

When the weather gets cold...

I start knitting! It's been a while since we've had a 'normal' winter- the kind where its wet and cold, not dry and mild like it has been for the last 5 or 6 years. When it gets cold I feel the need to knit. So I've dug into the bottom of my drawer,  found my needles and went in search of wool. Here's what I'm making...

It's a cardigan to snuggle up in on those chilly days. It's knitted on circular needles (had to buy one in the right size as my extensive range of knitting needles does not extend to circular ones) and it's a freebie pattern from Red Heart and is called 'Cardie to Love' which, of course, I do. After redoing this sleeve 3 or 4 times, I discovered  its for 'experienced' knitters'.  Fortunately I am one, but only when I pay attention and mark down my rows!

Here's my current Cross Stitch wip-

The Bookshelf by Little House Needleworks. You can see I left the hoop in, I got sidetracked by my knitting and forgot to take the hoop off.

And I finally got the borders on (well actually I did it some time ago, finally got around to photographing and then blogging about it) for my 2nd Layer Cake Quilt A Long.

It's quite big, Steve had to stand on the coffee table to hold it high enough so it wouldn't drag on the floor (hence part of the delay-  waiting for him to finish the very important task of being busy doing nothing). Just waiting on the backing to arrive now and then I'm going to quilt it.

Hope everyone had a productive weekend!


Kathy said...

Wow, knitting, stitching and quilter. The trifecta! :) And all of it beautiful. I adore red so the cardigan is my fav. But I also adore the pattern you are stitching. I've even started this one. it's somewhere in my stitching basket. And the quilt is just beautiful. Soft and delicate. Beautiful.

Karen said...

Pauline, the layer cake quilt turned out SO great! You should post pictures in the flickr pool.