Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Having Fun!

We have been having a wonderful Christmas vacation (stay-cation). Did some visiting, but lots of time relaxing at home. I have been watching old movies and doing some creating.

I knitted a quick hat for my DH. The pattern is called "the Marsan Watchcap", the only thing that I changed in the pattern is that I made cuff and the main part of the hat longer than the pattern called for. I used Patons Classic wool and I always find that it tends to get short and wide once it is washed - so that is why I made the pattern longer. The hat seemed very tight at first but it turned out the right size. I made the large size (88 stitches on size 7 (US) needles).
I searched Ravelry for the pattern - if you have never heard of it, you should check it out. You can search for knitting patterns specific to the project you want to make and the type of yarn that you have - it's fantastic!!

I have been working on the Romanian Point Lace table center. I also finished making the over 2 meters of decorative braid for around the outside!! The start of the braid is slightly tighter than the end (I started it in the summer) - hopefully it won't be too noticeable when it is all finished.

I have been working on a couple of mini quilts using reproduction fabric.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

6 comments:

Linda said...

Hat looks just perfect! AND perfect for all this cold weather. Your Romanian Lace is coming right along. You've gotten a lot done since your last point on it. I love your liitle repro quilt. Nice geese!

Mrs A said...

I just love that mini quilt the fabric is beautiful, we have been home too and trying to be creative!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Your mini quilt is fantastic.Love the fabrics. Keep up the creation mood.

joan said...

Joanne you blow me away! You are such an inspiration.. now I want to take up my knitting...Love the hat....Happy New Year...

Needled Mom said...

What a great hat! It looks toasty too.

I love to see the lace growing. You are doing a beautiful job on it.

It is nice to have the time to catch up on projects. I finally caught up on my blocks yesterday. I need to work on more background blocks now.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

You've been busy! Cute hat - and fun quilts! Really love the lace table center-so elegant!