Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I SAY......LET THEM EAT CAKE !!


I love it when I get all the yarn wound into cakes!!  Gray yarn on the bottom left is more of Cascade's Eco Duo.  I'm making a hat for my son.  The ecru yarn is Cascade 220 and I'll be knitting a pair of mittens for my oldest granddaughter.  The colorful yarn cakes and knitted piece are Berroco's Borealis.  I'll be making 3 more of those cute pointy hats.  And the black fiber is Prime Alpaca...mmmmm yummy and soft.  I'll be making another hat.  Between hats and socks I've always got something in the knit basket.


I finished up some stitching projects too.  My sister's, Joan and Cathy, have birthday's in January on the 20th and 21st.  I stitched both of them these boxes.  The design is called 'All is Calm' by Amy Bruecken Designs.  I liked the 'black' sheep big sister watching over her little sister.  The boxes are from Nordic Needle and yes, they are the same box that Shepherd's Bush used in their last two designs. 


 This was the first time I used DMC's memory thread.  I thought it added to this stitch!!


And inside....the newest Kelmscot Design needle minder.  If you look closely, the needle minder is snuggled in some fabulous dark plum roving.  


It was fun making these for my sisters.  I love them dearly and I know they love me.

Happy knitting and stitching to everyone!  Stay warm.

14 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh your sisters are lucky to have you for a sister! What great presents for them! And how funny that their birthdays are so close together! I love how that DMC memory thread really enhances the outline of the top sheep. Beautiful! Love those cakes of yarn too. So yummy!!! I've been having a knitting yen recently -- probably cause of the constant snow. lol! Don't know if I'll knit though.

Siobhan said...

I love the presents that you made for your sisters! What a neat idea. The yarn cakes look almost as good as a cake with buttercream frosting... ;)

woolwoman said...

Love all the yarny goodness Cari - nothing like having some cakes to play with - I love just looking at them - especially the hand dyed ones. the sheep boxes you did for your sisters are beyond darling - such a neat idea to nestle the sheepie in roving - you are one clever chickie ! Happy knitting
Mel

Giovanna said...

Those boxes are fabulous! Lucky sisters :-)

staci said...

Yummy yarn cakes! And they're zero calories~~bonus!

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift for your sisters!

Cathy Lloyd said...

I have my cute little box sitting right beside me as I work today. It makes me so happy to know that my sister is looking over me! XOXO!

Love all your yarn cakes! Enjoy!

Nicole said...

Love the yarn and the gifts for your sisters! So sweet!!

Loraine said...

Oh how darling! They will love their birthday gifts! I love the memory thread on the design. It's perfect.
Happy Birthday Joan and Cathy! You are so lucky to have such fabulous sisters.
Great job on the yarn too!
Hugs.

Blu said...

What lovely presents!
I have to admit that it took me quite a while to see the sheep in the top one lol!

Katrina said...

Your sisters are too lucky!!!! Gorgeous little boxes. My sister and my birthdays are 3 days apart. Secretly, I always hated it, LOL.

All your knitting yarn is so pretty too.

Deb said...

There is nothing better than cake - whether it be yarn cakes or regular cakes!! I love the presents you made for your sisters. You are so fortunate to have sisters that you are so close to and who all share the love of crafting!!

Elaine said...

Oh such lucky sisters you have those Sheepy presents are just beautiful!!

Jan said...

The yarns are scrumptious looking and I adore what you did for the sisters, they are lucky to have you. Such sweet gifts!

Rhona said...

Love the little boxes, they are too cute!
I've just bought some memory thread, don't know what to do with it, but I like the way you have used it....I'll maybe try something similar.