Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Needlework Tuesday - Flying Fingers

I have this cute little guy keeping me company today. Hi name is Bjorn and since he's only 4 months old, he too young to stay home alone., also he gets the benefit of socialising with someone other than his family.  Being a Chow, he has a great coat and loves being outside in frigid weather.  It's -16C here and he goes outside and flops down in the snow content to soak in the cold.  eeks, a bit cold for me to stand and watch him for more than a few minutes.  He's much more black than shown in the photo, truly a beautiful dog.

Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.
I was away last week in Calgary visiting my sister.  We did a wee bit of sewing together.  She wanted to learn the method my mother uses for making pillow cases.  I helped her to make one and now she is all set to make additional ones on her own.  While she was at work, I fit in a few moments here and there to work on my Colour Theory Class.  Upper left - achromatic cat, upper right - monochromatic cat, lower left - analogous cat and bottom right - complementary cat. 

Daughter now has her infinity scarf. It wasn't my favourite to stitch as it used 8 mm needles which I found awkward with the fine yarn  In the end, the look was worth it.

 Next up is this cap for hubby.  The pattern is 1898 Hat by Kristine Byrnes.  It is from the Seamen's Church Institute.  I am using Spud & Chloe, Sweater, a wool cotton blend,  in Chocolate milk colour.  As you can see, I have run out of wool and need to purchase another skein to finish up. oops, my fault, I didn't pay close enough attention to the material list.  This hat has a double thick brim with an interesting method.  The following video shows the construction method.

 I needed something else to knit until I can get  to the yarn shop for another skein for hubby's hat.  Fortunately I had a kit to make cowl.   I have two balls of Soraya by Schachenmayr.  I think I bought this kit from Mary Maxim.  This is very easy with most rows knit, a few purls and every 12th row an eyelet. 

A special thank-you to Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts.  My participant prize from last year's 350 block challenge arrived just before I went on vacation.  The fabric and thread look terrific.  Also a pattern and a gift certificate for a quilt shop were included.  Shelly is once again hosting this challenge.   You can visit her site for details.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today and are inspired to get stitching.  Mister Linky is waiting below for a link to your current stitching related post.

1 comment:

Roslyn said...

MINUS 18?? Phx was in 60's today, 70's tomorrow,think I am staying here, but I did have to wear a padded vest today……….