Category Archives: Needle Arts

Postage Stamp Quilt

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This is a lovely example of the vintage postage stamp quilt pattern.  Love the red!

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Scandinavian Bird Mittens

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Off the needles.  On the coldest days of the year, I break out my Scandinavian Wool Mittens.

Today is the day.   Pattern by Tuliki.

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On the needles now: Zig Zag Scarf

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Starting my New Year resolutions today.  Do more, eat less and exercise.  Today I am making the Zig Zag scarf from the Zig Zag Baby Pram blanket pattern on Ravelry.

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Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair

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 I drove up to the Lake County Fairgrounds yesterday in a driving thunderstorm only to walk in and the first thing I see is this adorable hooked rug with the saying, Rain, Rain, Go Away.  How appropriate.  The day was filled with fabulous bright color and eye candy for the fiber artist.  I am definitely making one of these intricate shawls for myself.   I adored the Zig Zag Sock Yarn Baby Pram blanket which is a free download on Raverlry click Here.  And Emily Parson made wonderful hand dyed Magic Balls of  sock yarn which she sells in her Etsy shop and all you have to do is knit.  This is also now on my to knit list.  I have never tried spinning but the weavers were out in full force with fresh designs and lovely hand dyed wool.  Tempting.

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Needlepoint Golf Belt

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In honor of The Masters this weekend, here are pictures of the golf needlepoint belt that I made for my husband a few years ago.  Unfortunately, it no longer fits him, but luckily it fits my young son living in Atlanta.  Hopefully, he is wearing it around town this weekend.

Sharing with:  A Favorite Thing At Mockingbird Hill Cottage

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Mitini Mitt Update

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One done, one on the needles.

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What I’m Knitting Now

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Blue Sky Alpacas Mitini Mitts

 

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Victorian Needlework

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The collection of antique needlework at the Art Institute of Chicago is small, but interesting.  The stitching of the trees on this unique Victorian Mourning Sampler was wonderful and much better seen in person.

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Hand Knit Cable Scarf

The cable scarf is complete and heading to University of Michigan tomorrow morning.  100% wool yarn Montana by Tahki.

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Vogue Knitting Live Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vogue Knitting Live is in Chicago this weekend at the Palmer House.   Soak had some really clever kits that included a fingerless glove pattern, the yarn, matching nail polish and some Soak.  A great gift for the knitter in your family.  The activity in the Be Sweet booth was wild and contagious.  The yarns were outstanding.  But, my favorites were the vintage packaged Blue Sky Alpacas Petite Knitting Patterns found in Nina’s booth.  Those, I am definitely making for Christmas for my peeps.  They are darling.  And afterwards, who wouldn’t want to hang in the lobby at the Palmer House?  It is stunning.  Viva La Vintage.

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Cable Scarf

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Hand Knit Summer Sweater

 

 

Finally off the needles!  I am a little late in finishing this sweater for summer, but hopefully I will be able to wear it in Florida this winter.  Though I love cotton, I find it difficult to maintain a consistent tension, yet feel it works well with texture.  The moss stitch border really added a nice finishing touch.  I’m off to find some new yarn for my next project and look forward to visiting Knitche in their new location.

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