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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Work in Process This Week

Good morning,

I'm very busy with my knitting needles and crochet hooks while we shelter in place during the CoronaVirus.  We're well and plan to stay that way!

Above is a six month size sweater.  This one is a top down design that I plan to decorate with a pocket or applique to make a darling baby gift.  I'm still letting my creative brain think about how I'll decorate it as I knit.  :)
This is a warm browns Lacy Ladders stitch hat on the needles.  I'll also make a matching cowl.  The set is super soft and comfortable to wear.  I just finished one of these sets in off white that is listed in the shop here.  I sold out of these sets this past winter so am working to restock.
This is a crochet shawl that is so much fun!  The colors remind me of a sunset at sea as the deep colors change and move while the sun sinks into the ocean.  This is a thinner yarn in a lacy stitch so it takes some extra time to make. Just gorgeous!  I have a similar shawl in blues and greens that is finished and in the shop here.
Flowers are blooming and growing in a box "garden" in my craft studio, too.  These lovely winter white "flowers" will grace a field of green large afghan blanket.  Similar afghan blankets in many beautiful colors are in the shop now.

 So, that's it for this week.  Every day or so I think of something else I just HAVE to get on the needles or hooks so put yarn and tools into project bags to get them started.  It's fun to be able to grab one and let my mind work on a new design.  Then, when I want to concentrate on a conversation with family or watch a TV program, I can work on established projects.

Retirement is good.  We are so blessed we are able to be with those we love and do the things we love to do.

What are you making, baking, growing this week?

All the best,
Lois

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3 comments:

gigi-hawaii said...

I am glad you are so creative. The yarn you have been using looks very nice. I can't wear such things in Hawaii, because it is too warm here.

MarkD60 said...

Pure magic!

Lois Evensen said...

Thank you, Gigi and Mark.

Gigi, I so understand, although one of my friends in Florida teasingly said she didn't know what a sweater was, then the temps there dropped into the 40's. I have sold items to people in Hawaii, too, generally household items that are listed in the shop. I've also sold to Alaska, and every continent except Arctica and Antarctica since we opened the on-line shop in 2011.

Gigi and Mark, I enjoy reading your blogs! Now that we are all isolated for awhile we even more appreciate having the ability to socialize with our web friends.

Stay safe, stay well,
Lois