Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Little Pleasures

Oh so many little pleasures here. Flowers at the bottom of the garden and unexpectedly arriving at the door.

A book full promise. I have knitted socks ln the round but didn't enjoy the process. Now a new designer Alice Curtis has shared her method and patters for socks on two kneedles. I have spent the last few days reading the how too of socks on 2 needles. I have knitted a swatch on tiny sticks.
Now to try out all the new pleasure that awaits.


Monday, March 31, 2014


Three weeks ago my dodgie left knee was replaced with a wiz bang state
of the art new knee. My progress so far has been beyond expectation. All through the journey my own handspun yarn has given me a quiet task to focus on. Knit a row and then another watching what will be a wrap grow. Somedays the diverson of simple garter stitch in random colors was a joyful refuge.  Hooray Hooray .... it is almost the length of a knee rug so I am enjoying the snuggley goodness of a hand made burst of color.

The beautiful roses lasted and lasted another simple gift of beauty.

Lots of knitting to in between a bit of rehap to strengthen me so I get too good friends with my new left knee.

Have a good week. Terry

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Little Quilt

I've been pulling colourful scraps for a modern baby quilt.


25 Nine Patch blocks with the same center were cut in to

Lots of smaller blocks

100 smaller blocks ready to be layed out.

The top was assembled and simple diagonal quilting.

The pattern was quick to work with and produced great visual results. I enjoyed the straightforward stitchig and the bright quilt.

My grand children still use their "blankies" for movie nights and just Snuggling.  It always makes me happy to share.

Wishing you all a good week.  Terry