Thursday, October 20, 2011

Works in progress


I have two enjoyable projects on the needles right now. One is this lap blanket for my mom. I'm using Encore Colorspun and intentionally selected an old-fashioned color scheme because I want it to look like something my grandmother would have knit. You might remember the story behind this from a post back in June (scroll to the end of the post).


I'm hoping to have it done in December so I can give it to her for the holidays.



The second project is a sweater for my niece Lily. The pattern is from the book 60 Quick Baby Knits, which was recommended by the nice lady at my LYS. It has lots of adorable patterns.



Lily's will be red with white accents.


I had such a great time tonight at a "creative arts lounge" making treat boxes for Halloween. I'll take photos tomorrow and post them soon.

9 comments:

Linda said...

Your projects look wonderful and your cat is lovely:)
Warmly
Linda

Tracey said...

I love the color scheme you are using for your mom's blanket, I think it is very pretty! And it goes without saying that I adore Lily's sweater!
PS- Thanks for the comment Stacy. I would love to knit several more pairs of socks for gifts, we will see. I have several projects going that I haven't posted about since they are for family members that read my blog.
Have a lovely weekend!

xx

Katiebee said...

ohhhh, i love the colors and the pattern~ it makes you feel cozy just looking at it~

happy weekending~

kate

Connie said...

Oh, they look so good so far. I love the red & white combo.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

I love the colors you've chosen for the lap blanket. They are so soft and look terrific together!
Angela

Thimbleanna said...

VERY pretty! I love the lap blanket -- it looks like it's hard to knit. And the little sweater is going to be adorable -- perfect colors for Christmas too!

Suz said...

my you are good...I just love them...even the colors of the blanket
Lily is one lucky baby

Theresa said...

Love the colors in the first project! Lily is sure lucky to have such a talented Aunt:) Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

justjenn said...

I love the lap blanket. Is that a Feather and Fan stitch or something like it? It's lovely.