Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Quick Knit

 On Tuesday night, Dec 17, we decided that my MIL, should receive a handmade gift this year. Preferably a shawl, one on the short side. She and my FIL had moved into a home during the summer months. And their son, the UPS Store guy, thought a shawl would be good for her.  :)  At the time, I am thinking, oh, no, a week to Christmas!!! What can I do in that short period of time.  Immediately, my mind went to my Ma Cherie pattern, .

On Wednesday morning, I went to JoAnn's Fabrics and purchased some Lion Brand Twist Stripes. It is a beautiful yarn and acrylic, for easy care. I love how this little shawl looks made from this self-striping yarn.

On Saturday morning, I finished the shawl, while at work in the store.  :) Good thing it was for the boss's mom.  :)  He took my picture and I took the 2 others.  I wrapped it, and we shipped the shawl and his dad's gift that very day.  It probably won't make it in time for Christmas, but the gifts should arrive before New Years!!  I am just glad that I wrote that pattern and that it really is a quick gift.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Free Cowl Pattern and It's Cold Out There!

Winter storms in north Texas usually are ice storms. Occasionally, we get one this early, but usually it is January or February.  Well, we have one today.  It started with freezing rain yesterday afternoon and then changed to sleet.  Cars that are outside have about an inch of ice on them.  When we looked out the window this morning, we had a light dusting of snow on top of the ice, so it is all bright in the house, like it was snowy outside.  :)  We do have some huge icicles outside on the house, I took a picture of the UPS Guy with two of them, that went into the freezer for the grandkids.  :)  I remember loving to get an icicle off the house when I was a kid. Did you do that too?

I just wrote a new pattern for a quick cowl.  I have named it Last Minute Cowl.  It takes under 170 yards of worsted weight yarn, to knit it on size 10 US needles.  Here is a link to take you to Ravelry to download your free copy of the cowl.

I hope you enjoy knitting the cowl.