Saturday, February 12, 2011

On the needles and some goodies

I wanted to learn a fairly easy technique for the New Technique Knit-Along this month, so I chose to learn to knit mitered squares by starting with this Mitered Hanging Towel.

I've seen lots of gorgeous mitered patterns over the years, like this shawl, and always planned to learn how. The dish towel is a little too easy-peasy, but I have so many other projects going on this month I didn't want to take on anything too overwhelming. Next month I hope to learn something a little more challenging.

Lots of goodies have been arriving in the mail lately. Today I received this floral clutch that I purchased from Annie of Pink Paintbrush, who is the daughter of Jane of Maiden Jane.

The clutch is so pretty and the quality is exceptional.

Also in the mailbox today was this skein of hand-dyed yarn that came all the way from South Africa. I won it in a giveaway at Natural Suburbia. Thank you, Linda!

Yesterday brought this skein of Fleece Artist Peter Rabbit, made from a blend of rabbit, wool and nylon, which I won in a giveaway from Kate Creates. Thank you, Kate!

Only five more days till Stitches West. Yeah!


Suz said...

oh Im loving all that pretty yarn
lucky you

Thimbleanna said...

Your knitting looks beautiful -- I love that pretty mitered corner. And lucky you -- it looks like you've won some lovely giveaways lately!

Kim's Treasures said...

Wow, I'm impressed with your knitting! Very nice! Your new yarn is beautiful!!! I cannot wait to see what you do with it! Congrats on your win! : )

Theresa said...

Beautiful shawl and yarn! I LOVE that sweet little purse, makes me want SPRING to arrive:) Enjoy your Sunday my friend! HUGS!

Caffeine Girl said...

Mitered squares are so much fun -- and easy. Let me know if you're interested in pattern recommendations. I know of a great scarf pattern and a baby blanket, both with mitered squares.

Rachel said...

Oh wow - that shawl is going to be gorgeous!

What a pretty little purse. Isn't it nice when you purchase something that's everything you hoped it would be?

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Oh Stacy, what lovely gifts you have won. I can't wait to see your mitered hanging towel. I might have to add that technique to one of my months when canning season begins. Have a great week.


Hi Stacy,
REc'd the most Awesome ATC! Love the bird theme. I may "copy" some of your idea...I haven't even started on mine...
Nice goodies. Such pretty yarn!

WildflowerWool said...

Wow, what great gifts you have been receiving! Can't wait to see that shawl in progress.

Maiden Jane said...

I love the mitered towel! I made mine in all one color and love it. I made a crocheted loop to hang it on a nob that is near my sink.

Thanks so much for sharing Annie's clutch! You are so kind!

We are getting a tease of spring air in otherwise, muddy, mucky, grey Ohio!

Dogwood said...

What a sweet clutch purse. I love the fabric.

Knit, knit and more knitting. You are doing so well with all you projects.

Love the yarn that you won in the give-away.

Hugs, Cory

ImplausibleYarn said...

What fabulous things! I also purchased a clutch from Pink Paintbrush, Annie does do excellent work!

Kitty said...

You are very welcome! You must be so excited to have so many lovely goodies!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

That Peter Rabbit yarn looks soooo soft!