FO in action…

How cute is this? Everyone, this is Grant modelling the DB Argyle Cardi. Obviously when Debbie wrote 6-9 months she really meant 3 months, as this fits him now. Best of all, I get to meet this little guy on Christmas! Thanks for the photo Betty.

Country Quilt Stocking

Remember. It’s a “primitive” style country quilt stocking. The snowman and candy cane are from “301 Country Christmas Quilt Blocks” by Mary Jo Hiney. The book is fabulous and has a ridiculous number of fantastic Christmas patterns (santas, angels, stars, Christmas trees, cats with halos, you name it). The stocking pattern is Butterick 5783. There’s a review at patternreview.com.

So, emphasis on primative, I machine pieced a main motif surrounded by scraps of solid fabric and hand quilted (obviously) around the central image and used small bells to tie quilt at the scrap joins. The fabric is cotton as is the batting. The finished stocking is cuter than I expected.
It’s for my niece. I hope she likes it!

Flap Top Mittens

These are some knitted gifts from last Christmas. All done in LB Wool-Ease.

This year it’s flap-top mittens to match. The pattern is from Handknit Holidays and the yarn is left-over LB Wool-Ease. The mittens were a quick and easy knit and used far less than a skein of yarn per pair.