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Monday, November 14, 2011

Knitting and Crocheting

Happy MONDAY Everyone,

Hope you all had a nice, relaxing and fun filled weekend. I got a lot done and also had sometime just to "be". It's getting chillier each day and I am starting to think about hibernating. Jack has to "nose" me and "nudge" me to get his walks in, but we go and have a great time.

I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year, first time in many many years, I am OK with it. In fact, it will be quite nice. I will have Christmas and that will be very festive and great to all be together at our house. We always see the little one's on the 27th (my birthday) so the kids don't have to travel when Santa is coming down the chimney and hanging the stockings. I understand and think it's much easier for them. SO it has become tradition to celebrate on the 27th. On Christmas day we have many here in Vermont, son, daughter, boy/girlfriends, dogs, cousins, Aunts and uncle. It's all about family.....maybe we will even have more kids (who knows)!!

I have been crocheting another Queen Anne's scarf for a birthday gift for one daughter, I get to give it to her on her birthday this week. I'm excited to visit and take her out to dinner too. The next day I will see the little ones and have a play day. What could be better?!

Here is the TA-Dahhhh for the scarf. I love the colors, just perfect colors for this time of year.

I had fun making this, it is my second one and I really felt more comfortable crochet this one.

I used Wisdom Yarns Sonnet, 75% wool and 25% silk, Made in Turkey. I used 2 skeins (50grams each)  I used a size F hook, 3.75mm. You can use any yarn, I like to use yarn that self variegates as you crochet. You can find this free pattern on Ravelry or at the Wonderful Teresa's Blog, teresakasner.blogspot.com
The background is a jelly cabinet that I finished and stenciled many years ago.

I have also been working on a knitted shawl. It is a free pattern on Ravelry, Gaia Shoulder Hug by Anne Carroll Gilmour, you can find it here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gaia-shoulder-hug-axelvarmare
It's a lovely shawl. I am using Noro Kureyon Sock yarn. It is so fun to use with all the color changes. I do have to say I frogged it 4 times before I get the pattern correct, but it is so worth the effort. Here it is started......a work in progress

I think it is going to be lovely......I hope!

Also working on a Cowl scarf, not much to show yet, but I will give you a peek.

The yarn is lovely. I purchased it in Pennsylvania while visiting my mom in September. It is Madeline Tosh DK 100% superwash merino wool. It is worked up on size 7  circular 32" needles. I will keep you updated on its progression. The pattern was given to you if you purchased the yarn, called Bubble Cowl. You can't really see it from my pictures but the red part bubbles out a bit hence the name.

Thank you all so much for coming by and checking up on my blog. I love seeing that you have popped in and don't hesitate to leave a comment. I adore them all.

I leave you with a Halloween photo of the "little ones"

                                                                         A & E

Bye for now,    xoRobin❤


  1. You have been busy Robin and everything is so colourful. I love all your yarn choices. :)
    Vivienne x

  2. Robin where do I start/ I am making a Queen Anne Lace scarf myself, after making a zillion of them last year I had decided to make one for my knitting group Christmas exchange. Teresa got me motivated to get started. Love the shawl and Madeline Tosh...that yarn is to die for, or should I say to dye for.
    Hugs to you,

  3. Ohhhh... starting at the bottom, the little girls are soOOooooooooo adorable!! I miss my little granddaughters so bad. And thanks for the link on your blog.. you're so sweet! I also love the Queen Anne's Lace scarf.. the colors are so perfect for Fall!

    An awesome post, my friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Hi Robin, just dropping by to admire all your scrumptious knitting and crochet, I love the look of the shawl, I have some Noro sock yarn that is waiting for a project, I may treat myself to a new shawl this christmas, lovely photo of your grandchildren.

    keep warm in this chilly weather,
    lily x

  5. Hello Robin I love your Queen Anne's Lace scarf, how clever you are to make it! I love all your pretty coloured yarn and knitting in this post too...and the lovely little folk art painted cupboard, you are very talented. How adorable the little girls look in their Halloween costumes, so sweet! Have a happy week and a lovely time with your daughters too.
    Helen x

  6. Hi Robin! Beautiful knitting! I love those colourful yarns! Queen Anne Lace scarf is so beautiful! I tried to start it once but didn't manage with the pattern. Thank you for linking to an other one!
    Also your blue scarf is going to be wonderful!
    We have also now so cold that I need to knit more scarfs!
    x Teje

  7. Beautiful work, Robin! I love your scarf! And those little Halloween-sweeties...Kisses to them!

    Have a happy week, dear friend, it's getting colder here and snow is just about to arrive...*sigh* ...And Christmas is getting closer too!

    Warm greetings from Finland!


  8. What a lucky daughter Robin, I LOVE the scarf you have made her, the pattern and yarn is stunning.I hope she has a lovely birthday. It sounds like you have lots of fun planned over Christmas, there is nothing like getting everyone together but as we know it does get harder when the children are grown. This year our daughter will be with our future son in law's family for Christmas day so we will have a "do" together with them on Boxing day. Our Christmas day will be with our son and my parents. Keep warm my friend, I hate to rub this in but we are still having warmish sunny days here..it was 18oc on Sunday, unheard of.
    Jane x

  9. Gosh you have been busy! I love the colours of the shawl - I do like Noro yarn.

    Pomona x

  10. Hi Robin! Thanks for your sweet words. We do have a lot of fun in our family! But we fight too, just like everyone else!! Love the scarf, and I loved Teresa's too. I don't know why, but EVERY year, I kick myself for not having started WAY earlier in the hand made gift giving department!!!! Then suddenly, it is Thanksgiving, and I am burning the midnight oil trying to finish my gifts!!! When will I learn?
    Loved the scarf too! I plan to become much more proficient with my knitting this year!!! I hope!! Love the little ones pic on the swing. They are what make the holidays so special!
    XO Kris

  11. Wow Robin! What beautiful colour! That yarn looks like it was made for Queen Anne's scarf. The colour changes make me thing of autumn leaves. The noro sock scarf is looking great too!