Friday, April 27, 2012

Quilting Contest

My entry into McCall's Quilting Design Star contest for 2012 has been approved.  For more information, please visit my other blog:  http://nanakarennever2manyquilts.blogspot.com/  Information (and voting) is at Facebook.


Thanks!

Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Striped Prayer Shawl done

This was a fun shawl to knit.... I never got bored with it as I used different patterns and colors as you can see.

Last PM I began another shawl (also from church yarn stash)...it is a dark green/brown variegated yarn from Lion Brand.  Also, there is a soft boucle in a light moss green which will be used for contrast.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday, April 10th

The "scrappy" shawl is coming along nicely.  I measured the length last night and its 36", so not much more to go.  I'm thinking that I might add a narrow crocheted border with a variegated yarn that harmonizes with the yarns used.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Weds. Prayer Shawl Ministry gathering

What a fun time at today's gathering!  It's always nice to see what the other ladies have made and today's creations are all SO pretty...I wanted to make each one, but that's hardly possible......too many projects, not enough time!  

While there, I worked on my newest project....a scrappy shawl with yarn I'd found in the donation drawers/boxes a while back.  Will take a picture soon.  There is a dark green with flecks of other colors, like peach, a bit of dusty burnt orange and yellow..  So, after the green strip (about 4" deep), I added another 4" or so deep section with the dusty burnt orange color, then a peach about 2" deep.  I'll continue on in this manner.  Oh, and each section is made of different patterns.....garter st., blackberry st. and seed st.

Have fun knitting and/or crocheting!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Awareness scarf nearly finished......

Yesterday, I finished knitting the tangerine colored scarf for my daughter.  I made it about 50" long.  Currently, I have it pinned to a "board" (actually two pieces of styrofoam covered with quilt batting) and gently sprayed with water.  Hopefully, it will lie flat then.  Today, I crocheted two pieces which will be sewn onto the scarf, then its on its way to my daughter.  Will post a picture before I mail it.