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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Needlework Update

Good morning,

Here it is at the end of June and I've finished a few more needlework projects.  Here are some of them for those who are interested.  Above is a child size 8 sweater...
...and here is one to match for my 18" doll, Ginger.  :) 
I had enough of the blue fuzzy yarn to make a lap blanket with it, too.  This is the right size for a person who spends time in a chair or confined to a wheelchair to fit across lap and to the floor. I made one of these for my Mom many years ago at her request.  She was delighted to have the lap blanket for warmth and privacy while sitting in her wheelchair or in her living room recliner. 
 You've seen the child's sweater above before, but now I've also finished one to fit Ginger.  ;)
 Above is an image of a rectangular shawl laying double on my couch...
 ...this is he same shawl hanging.  As you can see, I have issues with getting a good picture of the color and pattern.  I'll have to work on this when I get home!  The real cranberry color is most true in the first image.  It is the same yarn as the triangular shawl I pictured in my last update.  I just love the way this yarn drapes.
I'm working on Christmas items for Ginger, too.  :)  This is more of the red cranberry yarn I used for the shawls.
And, finally, this little lady has already been given as a gift to a friend on board.  :)

So, for my needlework friends, that's the update at the end of June.  What are you making?

All the best,



fabriquefantastique said...

Lovely shawl, just up my line. I am knotting a striped baby sweater using left over fine wools from my favorite 1930s Beehive pattern. I am not as prolific as you, about one item a month would be good for me.

Judy said...

You've been busy...I need to pick up the needles again.

Anonymous said...

I love the sweater with the wild colors! That would be the one I picked for myself! Love those colors! ...debbie

texwisgirl said...

the sweater matching the doll is just too cute.

Anonymous said...

Such a talented lady and Ginger is a sweet little number isn't she :o)
Beautiful work. x

karen said...

you have been busy!!

River Glorious said...

Still working on the wedding garter for friend's daughter over here, and trying to stay out of trouble. :)

Elaine said...

You've accomplished a lot in your time on board!

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, I've been busy. It seems I always have one or more projects going. That sure beats the alternative, right? I hope those of you who are working on projects will show us all pictures of them.

We will soon be packing up to go home. I'll have just a few more items to show you as they are going into the suitcase. I'm looking forward to the road trip home and to seeing the family including the canine family members!

Stay tuned for a road trip in a little more than a week. ;) Until then, there are a few more things I want to capture with my camera here on board Freedom of the Seas.

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Very best,

Olive Knitting said...

Those matching sweater sets are so cute!!