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, August 28, 2011

My work over the past 5 years --

First of all - I am thinking of all of you on the Eastern Seaboard and hope you made it through the hurricane safely.

I am still knitting and have been fortunate enough to find a wonderful on line group KNITTING PARADISE - I have posted my blog address on this site and some of them are visiting and are interested in my previous work .

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MY OTHER WORK -- just scroll to the bottom of this page and click on
" older work" - go way back and you will see pretty well everything I have done for the past 5 years. I just checked out the posts and find it hard to believe myself the journey I have taken.

Some of the things I had forgotten. Thanks to my new readers for their interest and to my old
artquilt friends -- I hope to get going again soon but right now have Christmas Knitting projects I want to finish. Shirley

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I finished another

Underwater coral scene -- It is the first time I have worked on my wall hangings for sometime and it was fun to do this one. I had started it last year so it is nice to get it finished.

It is rough edged applique and thread painting, with some hand dyed fabric.

I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My original designed sweaters. -2011

I am still doing a lot of knitting -- I just finished a turquoise and brown short sweater for a friend of mine which achieved the 'western' effect (she is a rancher near Cochrane (near Calgary) and teaches riding - It looked great on her.

I also finished the cream sweater on the right for a friend who lives in my condo building. she is very tiny and it looks good on her.

Here is a pullover I just designed and knitted for myself -- our winters are very cold and I think I will get lots of use out of it.

I can't believe how 'grey' I have gotten over the past two years -- they have been difficult to say the least and it sure does show! Things are going well now though.

I seem to be into the 'sweater' mode and have yarn for a light weight
pullover which I will start once I finish a rose colored sweater like the western one above. It is for a dear friend who
has had a major trauma in her life recently.

We are finally having a nice summer -- it is hard to believe it is August lst already. We had a very bitterly cold winter, a rainy not pleasant spring and this past week has been much better.

I am trying to swim at least 3 times a week and feel more fit than I have for awhile. I lost some weight and am trying to keep it off --