Monday, September 19, 2011

Cooler Fall Weather is here

I am sooo glad the hot humid days of summer are over with. Fall is my favorite time of the year. When the weather turns cooler, I want to get out my knitting needles and make something ! The something I decided to make was a pair of slippers for my grand daughter Kaleigh. I bought the pattern from the Raverly website, and got the yarn and needles yesterday. I think I will begin tonight. They are knitted on size 15 needles from wool, then felted in the washing machine to shrink down to the correct size ( I hope) LOL. I have never felted anything before, so this will be my first project trying that. Aren't they the cutest things?
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Here is the color yarn I chose
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I also got myself a couple of quilt pattern books. I love the Civil War era, and someday I will make a quilt or two, when I am retired and have the time. So I am just preparing ahead of time, and collecting the patterns ( that's my story and I am sticking to it) LOL
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I made applesauce over the weekend and my son made homemade bread. Time to go to the apple orchard and make some pies for next weekend.

Have a good week.

Nikki

2 comments:

xsgail said...

Hi Nikki,
I came from 123 to visit your blog. Those slippers are so neat! I wonder if I could try making a pair.I'm a beginner knitter, mostly scarves and dishcloths, but I may have to give it a try.
Phyllis
xsgail

Cross Stitch Queen said...

The slippers are awesome!! I don't think I have ever seen such lovely slippers.

Your blog is fantastic. I am going to become a follower.

I'm having a giveaway on my blog. Maybe you would be interested.

Happy stitching,
CSQ
http://betweenthestitches.blogspot.com