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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Needlework Update - January, 2013

Good morning,

Time flies when you're having fun and also when you are traveling!  It is time for another monthly needlework update and I have quite a few projects to share for those who are interesting in what is coming off of the needles and hooks here at my place. 

Above is a burnt orange cowl scarf that is so very soft.
This is another one made of similar yarn, also knitted.  This one is in shades of black and grey.  Both of these cowls are not only fashion statements, they are so warm and soft.
Here's another purple and lavender fashion scarf similar to the one I showed you last month.  These will go to twins.  ;)
This is another blue wool hat, similar to the one that I showed you last month.  At this writing, it is available for sale in my Etsy Shop, EvensensProductions.com.  I realized after I took the picture that the fancy can I used to hold up the hat sparkled through in the picture because of the flash of the camera. 
This purple wool hat is now living happily in Italy. 
This is a large size super warm hat.  I enjoyed working with two yarns to create this design. 
I made several of these for gift exchanges.  I also made one for My Honey and the one shown is for me.  Every once in awhile I make something for myself.  ;)  This soft, self-striping yarn was so much fun to use. 
This month there were...
 ...quite a few...
...more...
...turtles...
 ...,too.
 I also made several sets of 100% cotton Mug Rugs (aka Wash Cloths, Dish Cloths, Snack Mats)...
...that come with button bands for gift giving or for display in the bathroom.  These fit very nicely in a gift basket of bath soaps and oils. 
I "baked" quite a few zero calorie cupcakes during the past month, too,...
 ...in many different "flavors"...
 ...decorated with Christmas "candies." 

So, that's it for the January update.  I'll have quite a few more items for next month's update.

 Many of these and similar items are available in my Etsy Shop, EvensensProductions.com.  

What are you making this month?  I enjoy seeing what all of my blog friends are knitting, crocheting, quilting, and photographing.

We now return to our regularly scheduled blogging.  ;)

All the best,
Lois

15 comments:

Happy Days said...

WOW LOIS!! YOU HAVE BEEN ONE BUSY WOMAN!!!! They are all beautiful! How in the world could you pick a favorite. I tried, but couldn't. I do love the pom pom hats. The colors of the yarns on all the projects are really pretty. Betcha have fun picking them out! Havent had a chance to wish you Happy New Year!! ....debbie

Judy said...

I always love to see what you've made. The turtles and cupcakes are so cute!

Sherry said...

I am amazed at all you accomplish! LOVE that blue wool hat. I think I've seen that one somewhere before!!! It is so warm on those long walks to and from the parking lot at work on cold windy days.

Nedra said...

You have been REALLY busy! those turtles are perfect for your cruise travels.

VP said...

My preferences obviously go to the last three pictures, but also the rest, for what I know, is really beautiful!

River Glorious said...

Very nice cupcakes! I would use one as a pincushion, if I sewed. :)

TexWisGirl said...

cute cupcakes. and precious turtles. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely crochet.

Patty said...

You are one busy lady, do your fingers and hands ever get a rest? I don't knit, never could get the hang of it, but I can crochet, just haven't for a while. I imagine keeping the hands busy like you're doing would cut back on snacking, because you would have to lay down the project you're working on. I guess I should really get into crocheting again.LOL

Michele said...

Lovely projects :-) We saw a documentary last week about how a cruise ship operates and I was thinking of you. I believe it was about the Freedom of tne Seas.

Hanne Bente said...

So diligent you've been. Could very well lidede cute turtles.
I just also started a new project - a great-grandmother carpet with black borders .... a long term project.
Wishing you and your a good Sunday :) Hanne Bente

Jenny said...

Oh I love those little turtles! So cute.

Montanagirl said...

You are truly busy! You are so talented, and make so many beautiful items! Love those turtles!!

angela said...

What a busy little bee you are! They look great but silly question what are the turtles are they just toys? They are very cute

Lois Evensen said...

Angela: The turtles are soft toys for all ages. They're great for babies because there are no parts to pull off. Older children enjoy them, too. They're fun pets for us adults, too, to have sitting near our computers and, since they are washable, they are perfect to use to dust your computer screen, then toss into the washer. The turtles are just cute and fun to have around. There are some turtles available for sale in the shop, EvensensProductions.com, where you can find more of a description, too.

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and for your very kind comments.

Best,
Lois