A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Something different

Aren't you getting sick of all those seam treatment posts?  I had another one planned for today but decided I'd give my long-suffering readers a break and show you something else.  You might remember me posting a picture awhile ago of the bulky-knit sweater I was making for our 6'8" #2 son.  Well, it's done and ready to mail to him the first of the week.  Hopefully it will fit!!


The pattern is the  Celtic Wolf Jacket from Mary Maxim.  

- THIS falls under the 'oh wow' category.  No patterns, but amazing eye candy!

- HERE's a wonderful crocheted scarf/shawl pattern that shows a multitude of ways to wear it.  

- Oh my goodness - a use (finally) for all those jars (cough...fourteen) of buttons I have!!!   Have a look HERE (and scroll down to see more).

- Now HERE's an interesting use for all your leftover yarn!

Today the quote is from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee....  "In the nineteenth century, knitting was prescribed to women as a cure for nervousness and hysteria.  Many new knitters find this sort of hard to believe because, until you get the hang of it, knitting seems to cause those ailments"


6 comments:

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

6'8" son - that sweater took a lot of knitting to get the length. You did a beautiful job which I'm sure will be much loved. My mom used a lot of Mary Maxim patterns when we were children. The sweaters eventually got passed on to others.

Createology said...

This sweater wth the Wold kniited into it is amazng. Your son will wear it and know how much you love him to knit such a wonderful gift. That yarn-bombed chair makes me think of the "fidget" projects for persons with attention dysfunctions and such. This quote is so true...how can knitting be relaxing when it is so hard to learn. Fabulous Friday Friend...<3

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

OMGosh, I love the sweater!! he wolf is stitched perfectly. My gosh, he will certainly treasure this sweater. Sunday is Mother's Day here in the USA. Do you celebrate Mother's Day Sunday? Hallmark probably invented it so I thought maybe you have it there too. If so, or not, have a great day.
xx, Carol

Kim said...

Actually.......no I never tire of seeing your pretty seam treatments. =) Very cool sweater. Your son is going to love it!

Baa. xxx said...

Wow! Super sweater! Love the wolf! Quote is brilliant!

FlashinScissors said...

Wow! Great sweater! Lucky son!
I love seeing your seam treatments! One day I will get back to "crazy"!
Barbara x