Friday, November 18, 2011

Some finishes for Friday

Friday, again??? I don't know how this happens. Ok I do know, but I don't want to recognize the streaking hands of time. I did get a few things finished up this week between running hither, thither and yon, but never getting more than 10 miles from home.

First is a scarf I actually finished knitting a while ago but didn't get around to blocking till this week. It is a variation of the pattern Simmer Dim. This is the variation I used.

It is a narrow curved scarf and I knitted it in a Madelinetosh Pashmina - very soft- it has some cashmere it in. I still have enough left to knit another one. I was very pleased with my decision to do the picot edging in the gray. I like how it stands out more that way.

And then there is this sock. The pattern is called Firefly and it was in the book The Knitters Book of Socks.

This is the first time I've done cables and it wasn't hard at all. I used a cabling needle which made it pretty easy. The yarn is Heritage by Cascade and the color is Italian Plum. I got the 2nd sock started so maybe it will be a pair in another week.

And because I finished some stuff, I started something new. This is the Quaker Noel Row sampler by Bent Creek.

I've made substitutions for all of the threads they called for since their version is primarily grey. I know grey is the "in" color, but grey? for Christmas? naaayyy!So I'm using 2 different hand dyed greens, and 2 different hand dyed reds and some gold and a little brown. Much more Christmasy in my eyes.

I've got 2 of the borders on my Dazzling Debbie quilt. I want to finish it up, get it off my design wall and start another quilt. I find the best motivation for finishing up a project is that I want to start another. Just the kick in the pants I need - LOL!

Hope you have a great weekend. My plans include sewing, stitching, knitting and parking my butt in my recliner watching college football.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. You and I must be 'sister's'!!!
    we seem to have our 'fingers' in a lot of 'pies' at once!!!
    Don't you love it, though???
    At least we don't get bored with just one kind of project going!!
    Love that shawl--and that sock is sooo neat looking!!
    and can't wait to see the cross stitch finished--
    so get busy there---
    Hugs, Di and Miss Gracie

  2. Oh, I love your scarf and those are going to be great socks! I do like your colour changes for Quaker Noel Row. And as for the week going by quickly. I'm right there with you, seems like I blink and another week has rolled by these days.

  3. Carol,
    You know I love the fossil fern and I believe it makes the leaves more of a secondary design giving the flowers more power...


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