Saturday, October 14, 2006

works in progress...

The knitted tea cosy has been put on hold as college daughter would like some fingerless gloves and hats. So far I have one glove finished; this is the pattern from Knitty and the yarn is KnitPicks Andean Silk in cranberry. This is a huge accomplishment for me as I have previously wanted nothing to do with double point needles. I am terribly clumsy and the first time I tried using them was a disaster. However, I was determined to make these gloves and after a shaky start, I didn't do too bad. Tonight I'll get the second one started and hopefully finish them up by Monday...

One hat for her is finished. This is the Basic Cable from S'n B Nation; the yarn is Knit Picks Shine Worsted which is a silky, soft cotton/Modal blend that my daughter loves. I didn't have the circular needles needed for this pattern, so I just used straight needles instead. Thus I had to have a seam but because of the cable and ribbing pattern it is not even noticeable. I think I'm going to make one of these for myself ...

Another work in progress today is a Halloween garland for the foyer. I was inspired by the beautiful Halloween decorations in the Victorian Trading catalog. I found the vintage images here thanks to Clarice who mentioned the site once on her blog...

Today was just full of crafting, sewing, and baking ~ a perfect way to spend a cold, rainy day. I worked on these fabric flowers [from a wonderful Wise Craft tutorial] which are going out with a bag commissioned by a special fellow blogger...

I found this book at the library this week ~ Something Warm from the Oven by Eileen Goudge. The recipes sound wonderful, so I looked up apples in the index and found a recipe for these apple spice cupcakes with caramel frosting. Just the thing for dessert tonight...

I'll let you know how they are...have a great evening!

14 comments:

  1. Debbie !!!!!!! LOVE the flowers you are to creative and your garland is way better than mine. You are the best. have a relaxing weekend. Clarice-who is spending the day on the couch knitting and watching TV

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  2. Your garland is gorgeous! Wonderful flowers too, thanks so much for visiting!

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  3. Debbie, I just love the garland that you are working on.
    When you finish it can you show us what is looks like hanging up?? You are such a talented lady with all of these wonderful projects going on! The cupcakes look so yummy, love the cake stand, BTW!
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas - I made my daughter a pair of fingerless gloves as well (just a simple pattern, yours are gorgeous) and they are so handy! The Halloween garland is adorable - you have inspired me (once again) to make one as well. A day spent 'crafting, sewing and baking' - sounds perfect!

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  5. Greetings from Norway. Stumbled across your blogg surfing the net tonight. Lovely place with lots of lovely photos filled with tons of inspiration. I would love a taste of those cupcakes - they sound delicious. Mmmmmmm :o)

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  6. You have been very busy and it all looks wonderful.

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  7. I love you garland...but I couldn't find the letters BOO where did you get them!!!!!

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  8. a delightful bit of work...sounds like a great weekend...

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  9. Everything is lovely as usual Debbie, but I'm especially loving the garland!
    Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful day! You made me hungry. :) Everything you make is always just perfect. I can't even imagine you being clumsy..but oh how I love you for it. lol (I am the clumsiest).

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  11. Debbie!! I was reading your blog post and I couldn't believe my eyes! I am planning on the same fingerless gloves (same Knitty pattern) and I placed my Knit Picks order last week for Andean Silk yarn in cranberry!! One of us has incredibly good taste! ;-) I also ordered some lettuce color from the same Andean silk. I'm hoping to make them up for my d.d. for Christmas (after some very not so subtle hinting on her part). This project will really stretch my knitting skills, but seeing the almost finished glove on your blog has really encouraged me. It's just beautiful!

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  12. The gloves are just beautiful!! I love the cranberry wool. The apple muffins sound so good...I've never tried caramel frosting but I want to now! :0)
    Kelli

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  13. Hi! That banner is gorgeous!!! Is there a pattern? :)

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  14. i love the hat stand that you have in the photo of the hat for your daughter! would you mind sharing where you bought it?

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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