Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winners! And lots of crafting.

The winners for the Rainbow Moebius pattern giveaway are: Flanthrower, Mz Kwooz, craftattacks, Brittney, and Julie. Please email me with your address at (oiyi.yau at gmail.com) replacing the spaces and at symbol acordingly. If you don't contact me before Friday, I won't be able to mail out your pattern until I get back after the holidays.
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I have been knitting, baking and sewing like crazy. I haven't been spending a lot of time online except for Ravelry. I will have to catch up on my blog reading after the holidays.

Over the weekend, I took a break and went to the annual Sit 'n' Knit Holiday Party. This was my first time and it was a lot of fun. There was a Open Bar and lots of food. Everyone brought a knitting project and there was also a raffle for some great prizes. The pictures from the party are from Rima. My little old point and shoot wasn't working very well in the bar, so I asked her to take the photos and she sent me copies.This is me with Rima. She was so nice to save me a seat at her table. I didn't know many people there so I really appreciated that.There was also a Optional Gift Exchange. You knit or crochet a gift before the party and then we drew names at the party. After all the names have been drawn, you have to find the person that you got and give her your gift. And someone else will be looking for you to give you their gift. It sounds easy enough, but there were over 60 people there and it took me a long time to find my gift recipient. The above picture is me with Katy. I eventually found her and gave her my gift which was a little scarflet. It's a cute little pattern that my MIL taught me when I first started knitting.I got my gift right away from my friend, Tomo. I couldn't believe that she drew my name. She made a fabulous soft scarf that was in the colors that I like.
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I bet you haven't seen any of my sewing endevours in a while. I owe 5 blocks to the members of my Online Quilting Bee, called Common Threads (link on side bar). This month is my turn to send out the fabrics for my quilt. The other 12 members will work on the block with my specifications and fabrics. Over the weekend, I finished everything up and the next day, DH kindly took all 12 packages and stood in line at the Post Office.The blocks vary in size. It's whatever the person of the month tells us. On all of these blocks, the sizes ranged from 11 inches to 15 inches. The above one is 15 inches and it is the largest block I have made so far.This person wanted log cabin blocks. I made 2 blocks because she gave me ample fabric.This was the most challenging block so far. She wanted a tree house block. The block is 14 inches and is mostly appliqued. I bet this is going to be an awesome quilt when it's finished.
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I have been knitting like a demon. I have finished a lot of projects, but haven't had time to photograph them. I finished this hat almost 2 weeks ago.This hat is for DH. Can you believe that he almost bought a hat from Target? His wife is a knitter!! He said that I always seemed to be so busy with a lot of projects and didn't want to bother me.

After I made him put the hat back at Target, we went home and he chose the yarn from my stash. Then I searched through Ravelry for a non-girly pattern (he specified no girly yarn color or girly pattern). I casted on late Sunday night and on Monday when he got home from work, I presented him with a finished hat.It's a really good pattern and produces a very nice hat. Because the brim is folded up, you can pull the brim over your ears on the really cold days.
Pattern: Seaman's Cap (free pattern)
Needles: US 6 / 4.0 mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease, color: Grey Heather, 0.74 skeins = 145.8 yards (133.3m)
Size: Large

15 comments:

Julie said...

Nice job with the hat! I've done that one a couple times for my guys. Jason needs a new one this year. I'm hoping to squeeze one in for his stocking but I have some test knitting to finish first. I love your quilt blocks. I still want to take a quilting class at some point. And yay a pattern! E-mail sent separately.

sixoneseven said...

what a great hat pattern! thanks for the link.

*karen said...

Wow, look at those quilt blocks...

Rima said...

Wow. You already are a sewing "machine"! My favourite is the tree block. The hat is great too. I am sure your husband is loving it.

hetty said...

You did a great job on that hat. And the quilt blocks are lovely too! Congratulations to all the winners of your give-away.

Knit - R - Done said...

I'd rather have my husband kiss another woman than wear a hat knit by a machine! Great hat.

rohanknitter said...

The party looks fun!!
All the quilt blocks are gorgeous, I'm amazed you found all that time to sew. That's a great hat - I'll have to show it to my 16 yo. He wants a hat, but just about every pattern I show him is too "girly."
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flanthrower said...

Wow! I won?? I can't wait to get my hands on this pattern. I love Noro!! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

I love all your quilt blocks but I especially like the pink/black block and the treehouse block. That is some very nice applique!

Hannah said...

Such beautiful quilt blocks!

YayaOrchid said...

Congratulations to the winners! How wonderful to have been selected a winner!

Thank you so much for sharing the pattern and a picture of the finished product. I need to get busy and knit one for my sweetie as well!

caitlyn said...

The hat is great! I can't believe your husband was going to *buy* a hat from Target! It is rather sweet that he didn't want to hog your knitting time, but still...

Rebekah said...

boy, you've been busy! I love how all of your blocks turned out and I can't wait to see what fabric and instructions you send out for this month : )

That seaman's cap looks like a great pattern...I'll have to go and add it to my queue.

Jennie said...

You certainly have been busy =9
Great stuff, love all the quilt blocks.

bettyninja said...

wow- I love the tree house block! Sorry it was so hard. I was sort of nervous about making my own too, since the few times I have tried applique had failed miserably. Luckily I must have been possessed by the sewing gods because it went smoothly and i was pleased with the results. SO happy to have yours too, since I was just starting to think I should make these into a quilt of Christmas break now that I have time. Thanks so much!

kawaii crafter said...

looks like you've been busy as always, honestly, I don't know how you get so much done.

the tree house block looks just adorable

jessica