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Friday, November 28, 2014

Needlework Update - November, 2014

Good morning,

The knitting needles and crochet hooks have been flying here as I prepare for the holidays.  This Needlework Update edition includes what I've finished during the past month.

Above is my original cables and lace design of a classic aran (off white) sweater.  This unisex sweater fits adult sizes 34 - 38.  At this writing, it is available in the shop.
This deep pink hat and cowl set in basket weave knit has already found its home.  I so often come back to this stitch which provides great texture and warmth for a variety of different projects.
I'm having a wonderful time designing hats using Nordic Intarsia knit methods.  I love grouping yarns together, then watching the designs grow as I knit.
I published this image of a recently finished hat on my Facebook page and it sold immediately.  It has already been delivered to cold Ohio.
Since the first one I made in these colors is sold, I made another and it is in the shop as I type this.  :)
Here's another with a rearrangement of colors and designs.  This one is already taken, too.  I'm making more for the shop, though; they're available now and more will be available in the next few days.  I'm knitting as fast as I can.  ;)
In keeping with my scarlet and gray, I made a lap blanket, too...
...and a cloche hat that can be used as a chemo cap to restock the shop for the one recently sold.
I was asked to design a wine bottle cover dress with a full skirt and a matching hat.  I've made this one available in the shop, too.  These make lovely table decorations that can be given as party favors.  It is gift wrap that won't be thrown away!
And, finally for November, these are a few luggage identifiers that have already found their happy home.

While you're shopping for the holidays, I hope you'll take a look in our little shop of more than 200 items and see if you find the perfect gift that we will be happy to ship to your front door.

I love seeing what you're making, baking, and growing.  There are so many talented people out here!

All the very best to my creative friends,


 Handcrafted Original and Traditional Designs


MarkD60 said...

Beautiful stuff! The sweater and hats especially!

TexWisGirl said...

very cute hats!

Montanagirl said...

My, your needles really have been flying. Love the hats, and your work is beautiful!!

Michelle said...

LOVE that sweater!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You domkeep busy while at sea, Lois, and your hats and scarves are not onky beautiful but very useful with colder temps here now. Hope you enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving as I am posting this comment after the special day.