Wednesday, December 03, 2008


A year after starting it, my beautiful Modern Quilt Wrap is completed. Abby and Emma are modeling it here for me. And so is the chair.

Modern Quilt Wrap

Modern Quilt Wrap

It was a very productive day, and I knitted up a ribbed hat from Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky in orange. It'll make a nice Christmas gift for a school mate, or if he doesn't draw a boy's name, Duncan would love to have it for himself.

Bulky Ribbed Hat

Notice the snow? Yep, it's winter all right. It's been snowing most of the last 3 weeks. Now that the ground is good and frozen, it's not melting. Many parts of northern Michigan are having a worse go of it than we are, but we're not too inundated yet. We had a white Thanksgiving, and I'm sure Christmas will be plenty white as well.

So, I've been doing a lot of small projects lately. I've knitted another Meret for a Christmas gift for whomever one of the girls draws at preschool, and I have a little purse I designed for the other name they draw. The school is having a fundraiser this Friday evening, so I knitted up some hats, wristwarmers and a neckwarmer, then pulled several things off the shelves that I'd stockpiled for such occasions. All told, I think I donated 12 knitted items, one of my books, and Art donated two gift certificates for computer repair. Here are a few of the things I knitted up for the silent auction.

Bunny Hop Neck Warmer-5 Completed-5

Koi Hat Modified-5 Garden Variety 010



  1. Hey what pattern is that gray hat please?

  2. Hi, Jules!

    That gray hat is knitted from my own Koi Hat design --

    The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, but I adjusted the stitch pattern and used a bulky for the gray hat.


  3. Your wrap turned out beautiful! I love how that yarn looks knitted up versus how it looks in the ball.

  4. Thanks, Tracy! I love how it turned out too. It's so colorful and also you wouldn't believe how warm it is.