MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Something else for the Christmas box


The other day I showed you a picture of the three hats I'd finished knitting and now I've completed a pair of fingerless mittens and a cowl that will accompany one of the hats (the one pictured below).



All three pieces were done using Paton's Canadiana yarn.  The mitts are 'Jeff's Mitts' from Lorraine Ehrlinger Designs and the pattern can be found HERE.  The cowl is a simple pattern I came up with....just cast on 86 stitches and then work one row of K1, P1 followed by a row of K.  Just keep repeating until it measures about 7".  I think the pattern is actually called 'Broken Rib'.  


- THIS falls under the wow-worthy title.  Beautiful work.

- THIS is a fun crocheted flower tutorial - not only is it pretty as presented, but the individual 'florets' would be cute on their own.

- THIS is for inspiration only - there doesn't seem to be any directions, but it's fairly self-explanatory I think.

- Smocking seems to be enjoying a resurgence in the form of jewelry and you can go HERE to see a few pieces (be sure to click on the arrows to see further examples).

- If you plan on doing some decorating for fall, perhaps you'd like to make one of THESE.  

This is a quote from Tom Bodett..."The difference between school and life?  In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.  In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson"


6 comments:

  1. Great work, I'm sure they'll be appreciated once the cold weather kicks in.
    We still have heat and a wildfire going on not far away. We have ash raining down
    And we can smell smoke, but soon the rains will come!
    I like the prairie point pumpkin, cute idea.
    Thanks, have a good day.

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  2. Love the leaves...that would be beautiful on a wall. The pearl embroidery looks very simple. I must try that. I love the pumpkin!

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  3. I'm so impressed that you've completed some Christmas gifts already!! and they are great-looking, too!

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  4. Wonderful knitting MA. No doubt they will be worn with pleasure in winter.
    Enjoyable links too.

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  5. Very handsome hat, fingerless mits and cowl. You are making great progress on your gifts for giving. Those fabric leaves are Gorgeous! Your links are always fun and inspiring. I really must practice my knitting. I always love what you knit. Creattive Bliss Dear...<3

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  6. prolific knitter, incredible embroiderer.....is there no end to your talents?

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