Tuesday, September 22, 2009

WIP Wednesday (aka knitting in overdrive)

I don't know if it's the incessant rain we've been getting here in the southeast or the approach of autumn, but the knitting has kicked into overdrive this past week. I found the cutest little pattern for knitted acorns and made a few using leftover organic cotton yarn from my stash.

The acorn I kept is now hanging in the window over our autumn nature table.

I also (mostly) finished Elizabeth's Christmas blanket this week. I still haven't cast off because I can't decide whether to stop here or buy another skein to lengthen it a bit more and put a trim around the edges. Thoughts?

I've gotten further on the nested felt bowls I started last week. The red and purple need to take another spin in the washer to felt down a bit further.

You can see how they're still a little too big for their green nesting partner.

I've also been working on some Saturday Afternoon Hats for a special group of little ladies. Two down, three to go. The yarn is from Linda's lovely etsy shop.

Earlier in the summer, a dear friend of mine who lives in Ireland sent me several skeins of this wonderful Irish wool as a birthday gift. I had a hard time deciding how I wanted to use the yarn; a decision made more difficult because I tend to knit for everyone besides myself, and since this yarn was a birthday gift, I wanted to knit something I'd love too much to give away. :) I finally decided on this Simple Yet Effective Shawl. I can't wait to wear it on a chilly, autumn morning!

Last, but not least, I found this wonderfully squishy, hand-spun wool yarn on etsy, and as I was already thinking of making an i-cord Christmas tree garland, I decided to jump the gun and get started on my Christmas garland as well. I'm so glad I found this adorable yarn spun with little sparkles. The kids are excited already about how it will make our tree shine.


  1. Wow you have been busy! I love the felted bowls and the acorn!

  2. gorgeous, joy! i wish the knitting bug would bite me!

  3. you make the prettiest knitted things joy! i love the acorn and the tree garland! i made one last year for our tree from a natural wool color yarn, it looks like popcorn strung on the tree : )

  4. I love it all! I am happy to see I am not the only one thinking ahead! I have bee nwanting to make those acorns, now seeing how cute it is I must make some, ASAP! My WIP post tomorrow is about some holiday crafting, too :) K has been working on a finger knitted garland for awhile now, we'll see if she gets it done in time this year :)

  5. Wow Joy, you are so inspiring with all your projects that you are busy with :) Your acorn is just beautiful and perfect! Elizabeth's blanket is lovely, your hats are beautiful and your felted bowls look stunning!

    Have a lovely week...



  6. Busy, busy! Your projects are all so lovely.

  7. I love all of this, Joy! You're making me REALLY want to learn to knit. I agree, this weather is perfect crafting weather (except that I've had the bad idea it's more perfect napping weather lately...)

  8. I love all the knitting projects! They are all so very pretty. :)

  9. Wow Joy....you really amaze me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that acorn!


  10. Oh my gosh!!! You've been so busy! I am totally in love with your acorn... almost makes me want to conquer my fear of knitting!
    Beautiful nature table too... thanks for sharing it.
    Blessings and magic.


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