Sunday, January 26, 2014

Finished items and more

 I was quiet last week and I apologize for that.  But I had a special project going and didn't have the time to stop and blog.  Today I am on the downside of the project so thought I would touch base with all of you to let you know what is happening in my crafty corner of the world
 In the above picture you can see on the left a pair of fingerless mitts.  These are going to be gifted to on of my DIL who is having a birthday this week.  She saw my mitts and told me that she thought about just taking them and seeing how long it would be before I noticed they were missing.  Then she reminded me that her birthday was coming up quickly.  So, out came the sock yarn and needles and off I went to make her the mitts and a matching hat.  I am happy to report that I was able to match the stripes on the mitts and that is no small feat sometimes.  The hat is not quite finished but am hoping it will be done by the end of the day.

Also, I bought the volume #55 of Rowan book.  There are several patterns in there that I want to make for MYSELF!  I received it yesterday from Jimmy Beans and have already picked out 4-5 projects that I want to make.  Once I am done with the hat I will be casing on one of the projects right away.



Hubby and I went to Costco last weekend and I saw this craft table.  I fell in love with it and realized that it would help with my storage issue.  I had yarn spilling out all over the place from the cubbies I have.  He was nice enough to go back and get it for me and we put it together.  It is really really big and I am very happy with it.  On the right hand side is all my sock yarn.  It may not look like much, but the shelves are so deep that I have them double stacked in there.  On the left hand side is my yarn that needs to be wound into cakes as well as all my needles and hooks.  I have asked for a swift for Valentines day and Hubby said that he will be happy to get it for me.  The table is large enough for it to sit on it.  This is the swift that I am wanting.  I have heard several people say that they love it but the trick is to put clothes pins just about where the yarn sits so it doesn't fly off while winding.  I had thought about an umbrella swift, but just didn't find one that I truly wanted in the price range I could afford.

That is about all from sunny Arizona.  Our weather here is wonderful and I feel so sorry for all the people being hit with the sub-zero temperatures right now.  I have lived in those places and it is no fun having your pipes freeze, not being able to get out of the house because of snow and ice, having to wear several layers of clothing in the house just to stay.  We may have 115 degree temps in the summer but my motto is.................you don't have to shovel sunshine.

Happy Crafting!

7 comments:

  1. Very cool fingerless mitts! The recipient will love them I am sure.

    I am in awe of the crafting table! Good for you for having it moved into so quickly!

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  2. Your DIL will love the mitts - looking forward to seeing your Rowan projects. The table looks great!

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  3. Well done with the mitts. It's always nice to knit a little something for someone who knows exactly what they want - it's sure to be appreciated that way!

    Great craft table! Look at all that storage! Now the challenge is to keep it that tidy, LOL. Cool looking swift too.

    It may be cold, snowy and icy here, but I'd rather that than what you have. I just love the seasons and I can't abide too much heat and too much sun. I burn and get sunstroke very easily. And knitwear is just so much more awesome in fall and winter! We just "put a tuque on and get out there!"

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  4. Love the mitts and well done on getting the matching stripes. Looking forward to seeing what projects come out of your book, rowan write some great pattern books.
    Great table and storage is always handy and that looks like a good swift, will wait to see what you say about it.

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  5. Ahhh, lefties.....gotta love 'em! (I'm one too so I can say that LOL!)
    The mitts are gorgeous. She will be thrilled.
    Great craft table. I was just organizing my dining/sewing room yesterday.
    I can't wait to see what you cast on from the Rowan book. They have beautiful things. Enjoy!

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  6. You've got such a sweet hubby :) and a great craft-table, I'm jealous! Those fingerless mits are really cute, I'm absolutely sure your DIL will be so thrilled!

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  7. You don't have to shovel sunshine...I love that saying and it's so so true. We've been colder, and snowier then normal and it all started much earlier then normal. The craft table looks awesome.

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