Friday, December 22, 2017

FO Friday; Bits and Bobs

Most of you are either reading this between errands and cooking -- or reading it after Christmas. Either way, I hope you are enjoying your holiday. I just put a Brisket in the oven because we are doing family Hanukkah at my mom's apartment tomorrow. Next up, some baking.
I finally got a photo of the Through the Loops Mystery Shawl 2017. As you can tell, it is huge and I haven't quite figured out how to wear it. But I like it anyway. I'll figure out something.
I generally love my Knitting Guild, but once a year, the speaker is from Lion Brand Yarns, and it's not my favorite meeting. Instead of being informative, it's just a long commercial for their yarns.
They do give out a great giveaway package, but I'd rather be entertained or informed or both. I will say that I do like the Jeans yarn that they gave out this year, and I'm looking for a cowl pattern to use it for.
But Marsha and I had a good time wearing the matching ponchos we knit.

Nancy asked in a recently comment if I am going to use a library sale book to learn to do a portrait of my house in needlepoint. I'd like to! But it's actually super complicated to prepare the canvas. I might try just a plain old embroidery version first.



14 comments:

  1. Love the shawl!!!! You did a great job on that KAL!
    Still, the knitting guild meetings have to be fun-the matching ponchos are superb! Nice work.

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  2. Your Through The Loops shawl is gorgeous and you look great in pink! It looks like the perfect thing to loop around when those winter winds turn brisk.

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  3. An embroidered image of your house? Brilliant!

    I love the shawl and adore your poncho.

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  4. Oh, I love your shawl! It is so beautiful!! And, may your celebration with family be wonderful!

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  5. That shawl will be beautiful no matter how you wear it! Nice work, too, on the poncho. I really like Lion Brand Homespun and use it for prayer shawls but agree that a meeting pushing a certain brand of yarn would be tiresome. Nice you got a giveaway though for your time! Happy Holidays! Beef brisket sounds very tasty!

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  6. You look great and I love your finished shawl. !!! We are making brisket on 12/24 for our family 12/25 dinner. Our family of 4 adores brisket.

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  7. The shawl!!! The ponchos!!! So much to love here!

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  8. Awesome shawl & ponchos! Happy Holidays!

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  9. Your shawl turned out beautifully! (I haven't really worn mine much at all yet, either -- because it did turn out WAY bigger than I imagined it would be. . . ) Bet your brisket was fabulous!

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  10. I think I might like all the little gifts Lion Brand gave out. Lion Brand yarn is not my favorite, but that bag looks nice. You look wonderful in the shawl and the poncho. Have a wonderful Holiday with oyur family my friend.

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  11. Oh my goodness you and Marsha, how cute are you in your matching ponchos?!?

    I really love the mystery shawl. I am not sure what you're looking for, but I like the way it's worn in the photo, you really get enjoy the color and texture changes!

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  12. your shawl is gorgeous!!! so beautiful :)

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