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, October 21, 2012

and here are some more

and more--------

I also received a wonderful yarn bowl from my hubby for my birthday, and my dear friend Deb made me one as well so I am very lucky.

here is the one from Hubby-- he bought it on a trip to Cochrane and I like the shape and size. I also made a crochet Stashbuster bag which is really quite handy.

Here are some warm, cozy slippers that was part of a workshop on KP (knitting Paradise).

I have been doing a lot of designing - especially sweaters and have had fun with it. The two below are my Waterfall tops which have become a popular workshop class.  they are comfortable and slimming (I do need that!)

 This is an afghan I made for Hayley - she loves purple, pink and wanted a flower afghan. The blue was made for my son's mother in law Frances, who loves blue.  I also made a knitted afghan for my dil in bright sunrise colors.   As you can see I have managed to keep busy.

Some of my projects for 2012

I have been doing a lot of knitting and crochet this past 2 years.  here are more of  my is my latest coat of many colors which I taught in a workshop - we just finished and some pretty nice sweaters were knitted.

I have made a crochet or knitted afghan for all my family and a friend, as well as lots of other little

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hi everyone, I am back after quite a time away

Hi everyone -- it has been awhile since I  have posted.  I have been knitting up a storm on Knitting Paradise and have opened another workshop section, much like Learningfa with quilting.  I still haven't touched my sewing machine since Rob died -for some reason  I have lost heart for doing art quilts.

We have had a very heavy three years, but FINALLY things are starting to look up.  Pat is doing very well, thankfully, and so am I so  life is so much better than it has been for the last 4 years.

I am doing a lot of designing and am teaching a coat of many colors cardigan, as well as a top down waterfall top  both my designs.  Also going to be teaching a crochet afghan workshop in the new year.

I am keeping busy with the new section.  I learned with the quilting forum(learningfa) that people are anxious to learn and people are willing to teach, and there is a place to put both together.

It is nice to be back and I hope to drop in more often.   Not sure how this new blogger works, but will likely be able to figure it out.

Bye for now,  Shirley

Sunday, January 29, 2012

finished my ribbed top pullover

I just finished a new pullover in  worsted weight yarn -- the yoke is done in ribbing - I changed the pattern quite a bit and am happy with the results.  I am also working away on an afghan-so am keeping busy.