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

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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