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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Isn't she sweet?

She loves the clothes I make for her -- She
liked the ruffles and especially liked the
sweater with the hat. Both fit her perfectly and
she is 'going to wear them to school'.

It is a fairly nice day here in Alberta- although
a bit cloudy. We have had a terrible March and
hopefully April will be better and we will see
some spring.

I am a bit tired as my husband is having a lot of difficulty sleeping after his heart surgery. It is hard to believe that it is 6 weeks since he
had the surgery - but it is a slow improvement. It appears that sleep deprivation is quite common after major valve surgery so I am hoping he will be able to sleep much better in the next months. He is doing well aside from that. I am just thankful he is home with me.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ruffled top

I made Hayley a cute little ruffled top for summer.
it has multi colored ruffles and really turned
out very well. It is crochet and I am really
happy with it. She can wear one of many
different colored t shirts and different
bottoms. Shorts, tights or pants.

It is quite simple - V stitchs throughout with
different levels of colored ruffles.

I hope you like it.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Latest projectsx

I finished a worsted weight sweater for me - I embroidered flowers on the front. It is really warm and cozy and I got a lot of use out of it here in Calgary this past month or so.

I also finished a fancy sweater for my grand daughter. she wanted pinks and pretty colors and some sparkle so this is the one I made for her, with a hat to match. I used some eyelash pink sparkle as a highlight.

I also took a picture of her dancing in the multi colored sweater I made for her. She wore it all winter and loved it. I am having fun
designing these knits. I am starting one for myself with seed stitch and cables in a pretty red rust so I am managing to keep my
'creative juices ' flowing even though I am not doing art quilts!

I hope you like them!

Friday, March 18, 2011

I am back!

I have not had a chance to post on my blog for the past 2 months as my husband was
having major heart surgery -- There were complications but he has arrived home and is
improving rapidly. As a result I am able to get back to normal after many weeks of
hospital visiting and lots of worry.

I have been doing a lot of knitting and no art quilts so hope to get back at my
artwork within the next while. Here are some of the 30 crochet caps I have made. They are
quite pretty and easy to make.

I also have knit socks, mittens and sweaters.

It has been a dreadful winter weather wise and I really am ready for spring after fighting the snow and ice every day on the way to visit my husband in the hospital.

The Rocky mountains are beautiful today as I can see them out of my studio window. It is sunny and the peaks are covered with snow. The sky is a deep blue and the scene warms my heart.
(for those who don't know me well -- I live in Calgary, Alberta not far from the beautiful
Canadian Rockies).