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Monday, February 27, 2012

Needlework Update - February, 2012

Good morning,

It has been quite awhile since my last needlework update.  I knitted the adult size sweater above just before I left Cincinnati and put it in my Etsy Shop.  It has been purchased and has a new home in Hong Kong with two similar sweaters in children's sizes.  Others have found homes in Europe and in North America.  I have a hard time keeping these Cat in the Hat inspired sweaters in the shop.  Originally, I made them just in children's sizes, but am delighted to have gotten requests to also make them in adult sizes.  I plan to have more sweaters finished and in the shop by April 11, which is my next completion date for special orders.
This crocheted capelet will be beautiful to add style and warmth to any casual or formal outfit.  It's also in the shop.
I've made bottle covers in red, green, and blue and put them in the shop, too.  These are great table decorations and are gift wrap that won't be thrown away.
 And, finally, here is another card case.
 I can't seem to make enough of these, too.
 The most recent item finished is another basket weave tunic sweater for Daughter Catherine.  I made one of these for her in purple that she likes very much so it was worth a rerun of the design. She picked out this grey yarn herself. 

I made a fashion scarf for our granddaughter's birthday, but forgot to take a picture of it before I wrapped it and sent it off to her.

So, that's what has been keeping my hands busy recently.  I'm now working on two more sweaters that are already spoken for in Cincinnati.

I have more ideas than I have time which is a good problem to have.   I would hate to be one of those people who complains about being bored!  As Mom used to say, "Only boring people get bored."  Mom was very smart.

 Are you working on something now?


PS - Are you on Facebook?  If so, would you be kind enough to stop by EvensensProductions on Facebook and "like" the page? I'm told the page will be listed in more places if I have more people clicking that "like" button.  Thanks!


River Glorious said...

What am I working on? Well, I would like to make things for myself, but the extended family is having many many babies, so the baby dress and multiple hats and baby booties seem to be in my future.

I'm not bored, but I'm certainly boring! haha!

Judy said...

Love the colorful sweater!

Anonymous said...

You know I had to laugh at how stupid I was...I thought Etsy was a physical store in your neighborhood. I never could understand how you kept it supplied unless youknitted day and night....but aaaaah, I have seen the light and had a big laugh. I went on etsy and looked for your knitting. Didn't find anything. I do like the wild sweaters!! ...debbie

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful work, Lois. Love that first colorful sweater.

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for your very kind comments.

First I must say that River Glorious is NOT boring! I've been reading her blog for a couple of years now. :)

Debbie, the link to my Etsy store is in my sidebar. Or, you can go direct by going to EvensensProductions.com. Please come over and look around.

Thank you so much, everyone, for stopping by. I appreciate your kind comments so very much.

All the best,

grammie g said...

HI Lois...Good for you ....you have be doing well with you Etsy!!
I like the cape very delicate and soft looking!!
Keep those needles clacking away ; }

River Glorious said...

Did you read that, Lois? "Wild Sweaters!" haha!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi River,

I like the wild sweaters, too! They are so cute on the grand kids! They are fun to make, too. :)


River Glorious said...


Do needles "clack"?


Oh my... I just realized I'm playing hooky on Lois's blog. I'd better to and be good.

This is your fault, Lois, since I refuse to blame myself.

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, River, needles "clack" if you listen carefully. In fact, the "click and clack." But, no, wait, Click and Clack are the guys on NPR on Car Talk. Are they still on there? We don't get that out here.... We don't drive much out here, either.


River Glorious said...

Yep, NPR... the guys are hilarious. Eddie listens to their program on the net. They also appear on the movie "Cars."

Lois, I just want to inform you that I was in a middle of a memo when you pulled me out to come and play. I will certainly blame you for any and all unfinished work!

BTW, here's the link to their web site:


Back to work... *sigh* People don't want to give money away. They actually expect you to EARN it!! :D

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

I have great admiration for people who can produce handiwork like this. Well done, Lois!

Beth said...

Beautiful needlework, Lois. I can see why your sweaters fly off your Etsy shop shelves :-)

Safe travels.


Elaine said...

Lovely work! I'm glad to hear your Etsy shop is doing so well.