MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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

Monday, May 11, 2020



VOTING RESULTS:
Well, the vote count is in and it 
seems that Option #2 is the 
clear winner.
So....ever a slave to my
readers, I will change my ways.
Please remind me if I happen to forget!
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As I mentioned the other day I finished knitting a sweater for our #2 grandson using some of my stash yarn and this is the result...


The pattern is a paid one  -   'Wonder Years' by Elizabeth Smith Knits and can be found HERE.    I used Paton's Canadiana yarn for most of it, but I think the textured/patterned one is Vanna's Choice.  I'm using the same pattern to make one for  #3 grandson (the pattern ranges from size 2T up to 8-10 years) and am currently playing yarn chicken.  Fingers crossed I have enough!

- If you're having problems with comments left on Blog-grrr not appearing in your email inbox, perhaps you'd like to follow the tips from Mary Ann HERE.  I know I get roughly half of the comments in my inbox so I just make sure I check the blog itself where I can approve them.

- Our #1 grandson is currently enthralled by Harry Potter so Grandma was quite excited to discover THIS  great bookmark pattern set which just happens to include Harry himself!

- Never let it be said that the links here at Chez Magpie aren't somewhat odd!  THIS one caught my eye.  We don't drink and we don't have a piano but I thought someone was really clever to think of it!

- If you are searching for a new quilt pattern to try, have a look at the myriad of choices found HERE!  Maybe you'd better pour a cuppa before you go though!!

- Some of you may have been following Jenny's blog and seen her wonderful free projects over the past while.  Her latest one caught my eye HERE.  

Today's quote..."Only when normal things are not normal anymore do we realize how special normal things are"

12 comments:

  1. That's a lovely sweater and thank you for the Harry Potter link.

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    1. Thanks Mary Ann - just hope it will fit him in the fall!

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  2. The cardigan is gorgeous. Love all those shades of blue together. You have such a fabulously co-ordinated yarn stash.

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    1. Thanks Kim! I have no clue why I have so many blues in the right weight for the sweater - can't for the life of me remember what I made from them earlier. They're pretty much used up now.

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  3. Cute sweater :) I need to get back to my search for the yarn I know I own but cannot seem to locate!

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    1. Thank you - hope our little guy likes it. Hope your yarn appears soon!

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  4. Very handsome sweater for your Little. I Love the Piano Bar even though I don’t drink or have my piano any longer. May Flowers are blooming...

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    1. I liked that use for a piano too. My friend has an old piano that's never used and she can't even give it away. Nobody wants them any more.

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  5. What a cute little sweater. All the blues worked really well together. I have to say... while I have no need for a bar, I find that piano bar to be pretty amazing. What a beautiful, fun, and fuctional piece of furniture that turned out to be.

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    1. I agree - I have no need for a bar, but what a great use for a piano. We had a piano when I was growing up and it was never touched. When my parents sold the farm my mother insisted the piano had to move with them and it ended up in the basement gathering dust. They even had to cut a piece out of the rafters in order for it to fit!

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  6. Lovely sweater! Love the different blue yarns. They go together quite nicely. Piano bar was certainly unique.

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    1. Thanks Judy - don't know why I had all those blues in my stash but they worked well for this project.

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