knitting Paradise

I belong to a wonderful knitting and crochet group called

Knitting Paradise.

I hope you will drop by and check us out. Shirley

Sunday, January 9, 2011

It is finished!

I finished Hayley's sweater and it really looks
great on her. I made it plenty long so that she can be warm
while camping, or on cool days. It is multi colored -I used
worsted weight yarn and it has a drop sleeve.
I tried out l5 different stitches in the stripes and
it was fun trying to use different stitches for each color.

I have also made a few more hats as
a lot of people want one and have a pair
of worsted weight socks under way - finished the first one and am halfway
thru the second one. My friend lives
quite far north and I am doing about 3 or 4 pairs for her to wear in the winter.

I am also planning on doing a cotton
pullover for summer for myself.

I am really enjoying the break from my sewing machine - I have worked steadily on my art
quilts for l0 years without a break and so this is a really pleasant time for me as far as
my creative streak is concerned. I did some knitting and lots of crochet years ago and am
finding it interesting to try my own designs in different projects.

It is very cold here today - another winter storm arrived yesterday and there were some bad
accidents on the trans Canada Highway south of Calgary. We drove that road often when we
lived south of here and it is very treacherous as it is quite flat and the wind howls across the
highway and blizzard conditions make it very dangerous.

Pat and I are going to take it easy for the next week as the Christmas season and Hayley's birthday have been really busy. I am meeting a friend for lunch on Thursday but not much else planned.

Take care everyone! Shirley


arlene said...

Shirley - that is sooo cute! If I were a tiny person I'd love one just like that.
It reminds me of my favorite sweater I got from Bennitons years ago!!
Happy New Year

tisme said...

I am glad you are enjoying the knitting! I am trying my hand at learning to knit. I love your sweater!! I am still doing dishcloths. lol
Be well Shirley, all else will wait

Shirley said...

thanks my dear -- I am enjoying the break from
the art quilts but will go back to them.

How are you doing - I know it was a hard Christmas for you too! Shirley

Debbie said...

your "friend" will really appreciate the socks... lol....