Sunday, January 17, 2010

Knitting and Stitching


I've really enjoyed stitching 'Tis the Season' from Joyeux Noel by Blackbird Designs. I'm stitching on 40 count Lakeside Linen Pear using the called for Belle Soie silks. What a joy...

And knitting too! This is the Eyelet Cap from the fall issue of Vogue knitting. I used Socrates by Alpaca with a Twist. This yarn is more that yummy...baby alpaca, merino wool, bamboo and nylon. It was fun to knit even though knitting 8 inches of k2, p2 ribbing was more than mindless...

It's warming up nicely in Florida. Last Sunday the temperature never got above 40 degrees...today it's 74 and beautifully sunny. It's great weather for knitting and stitching while watching the NFL playoffs!! Ok...along with some serious nap time too!!

15 comments:

Glenna said...

Love your "Tis the Season." Thanks to you and a couple of other enablers out there, I've bought the fibers. Also, I have that VK issue--I'll have to check into that hat. I really liked that issue and found lots of projects I wanted to knit, unlike some of the issues where I think "what?" Lucky you for 74 degrees.

Julie M said...

Hiya Cari!

I just had to go check out the Tis the Season chart as I didn't recognize the design but I loved loved loved what you had done! Beautiful pattern! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Nice hat too!

Margaret said...

Oh Cari, I so want to stitch that piece!!!! At least I get to see yours now. I just saw mine all kitted up and in my stash drawer today and was thinking about it. :D Love that hat -- so pretty! I need to get back to knitting. And quilting. And and and.....

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Tis the Season is gorgeous, Cari! The red is so pretty! Your hat is darling - just what we need up here in Michigan - if only they didn't give me such terrible hat hair!

Deb said...

Your BBD piece is beautiful. Those colors are so rich and wonderful. Love your hat too. Definitely have to agree with you that the K2P2 thing can get very boring, but what wonderful results!!

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, Cari, your BBD sampler is lovely! I have some Pear on the way to me... might just have to break down and start it. Lovely knitting, too. You're a woman of many talents!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! And SO fun! I think I should take up knitting...I could have a ton of fun with that! Now, if only I could find another 6 hours every day to do all the fun stuff. :)

Cathy Lloyd said...

Looking good Sister! Love that hat! Is it going to Chicago? XOXO

Melissa said...

Tis the Season is looking lovely!

74? Oh my! How lovely is that?!

Joan said...

Oh my goodness..I need to stay home from church and start a project or two from "my stash" I'm just a little behind. Your project are DIVINE....

Kim said...

Cari your BBD piece looks wonderful! I haven't been adding much stash, but may have to do this one! And the knitting...fabbo!!!!

Loraine said...

What a darling knitting project! Love your sampler as well.
You did have cold temperatures! We were in Orlando and Miami last week. Thought I would freeze there. It felt much colder than Utah in the 30's!
Glad it's getting warmer for you!

Angela Jamison said...

You never cease to amaze me!! Thanks for sharing....

JOLENE said...

Hi Cari! Wow, how beautiful your "Tis The Season" is. Love the red on the cardinal, such a pretty flavor. I can just picture you in that warm and cozy hat. You should sell them.

Marion said...

Love your stitching!!! And your knitting too!!! Just what I need, more knitting to tempt me! LOL
Take care
Marion
Nova Scotia