Thursday, February 7, 2013

A little Yarn

I like to knit. I am not fast. I am not an expert. But I like it. I find it sort of zen most of the time. I used to crochet all the time, but stopped when a Dr. told me the motion was making my neck worse. Using my arm at all makes my neck worse so I am going to crochet again. In moderation.

Just like with quilting I am always looking. Trips to the yarn store are almost as much fun as trips to the quilt shop(s). When I went to Portland for my niece's wedding in 2011 I found a lovely yarn shop. I picked some yarn, a pattern and needles. Didn't start on it while I was there. I did start on it last fall. Then stopped because I didn't think I could do the pattern. I let it rest a bit and the pattern got easier. LOL. This is my shawl in progress. I hope to finish it this year. It is a complicated pattern for me so I tend to work on it for short periods of time.

(BTW on the same block where I found the yarn shop there was a bead shop and a quilt shop...heaven) .

Every other year the guild I belong to has a quilt show. As a part of the show we raffle off a quilt and a doll. The doll is an American girl doll complete with as many outfits as the guild can get made, a bed, a clothes rack and a set of plastic drawers to keep all her stuff in. I really am not very good at garment sewing so I usually try to knit something. For the show coming up this fall I knit a dress
(pattern from Ravelry).
And a shawl in case it gets cold out. (I think this was a free pattern, but not on Ravelry).
I also found an adorable skirt and a cable top I want to make before the show. It is in the fall so I can do it.

I am working on some Christmas gifts too. Maybe I will get them done before December.

I won a magazine from Sue (here) She designed the cover piece! How cool is that? I am going to try making this one, but I think I need to dust off the crochet hook first.

Happy stitching

Update: When I took the picture of the shawl, I saw I made a big mistake way back . I will unravel and start all over again. Thee mistake is a whole row and very obvious. :(


  1. What a darling little doll dress and shawl! Your other work is beautiful too. I couldn't crochet or knit if my life depended on it! ---"Love"

  2. The last thing I crocheted was 42 years ago, a baby blanket for my oldest daughter! I sat under that thing all summer working on it, whew! Your afghan and the shawl are both beautiful, I missed the mistake though. The dress for the doll is adorable, too. Enjoy your many talents!

  3. Your knitting is beautiful. I don' t see the mistake you say you need to unravel... Have fun dusting off your crochet hook! That scarf will be a fun project.

  4. Beth the blanket and shawl are beautiful. You do beautiful work. I also like the dress and shawl. I can't wait to see the shawl when you finish it.

  5. Lovely work! My Mom used to knit and she could knit anything! We all have our talents.


  6. Lovely projects! I had to give kintting and crochet when it started causing troubles with my right hand/wrist and arm. Knit the occasional scarf every other year.

  7. I love the doll outfit! I would never try to knit a doll dress. The crocheted afghan is lovely as is the shawl. I used to crochet a lot, but haven't for a long time. The only thing I knit now is baby hats for the hospital and I don't get very many of those made these days. I think you have enough to keep you busy for a while. Hee Hee!

  8. I love that purple knit... what is the pattern for that stitch. Now that I've finished my afghan its time to finde a new pattern to work!