"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Friday, November 2, 2018

Knitting and Tie Blocks

With things being rather chaotic and MESSY
at my house,
I've been knitting more in the evenings.
It doesn't add to the mess that's already here.
After I'm finished for the night,
the project goes back into the bag
and clean up is done.

I started knitting this shawl with just one strand of yarn
and quickly realized that it would not work.
It was torn out and I started knitting with two strands.
This is much better!

 The cable and decorative stitching going down the side
are easy and fun to knit.
I think I'm about half way finished with this one.

Here is the link to this shawl pattern,

On one of our trips,
I started knitting a pair of purple socks for my older daughter
with the tiny feet.
These are purple and gray,
but it's dreary here today, 
so the colors aren't showing in the photo.


This week I've been able to make more of the
Flying Geese blocks from the
recycled neck ties.


This quilt is coming together nicely!
 This will not be the final layout.
As the blocks get finished,
they are added to the design wall.


My friend had a couple of fun ties
and this was one of them.

Happy Friday
Happy Quilting!
(or knitting!)


Vicki in MN said...

The shawl is going to gorgeous-is it for you? You are making good progress with the tie quilt, glad you are able to get some sewing done at least!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Gosh I really like that tie quilt!! I love that block, but never thought about ties - too cute!!

chrisknits said...

Looks like you have the best of both worlds! Knitting and quilting. I have been doing more knitting to lately. I think it's the change of season, the cold always makes me think of knitting.

Needled Mom said...

I understand the thought of not making the messy situation any worse. I LOVE your knitting. The cabled piece in those colors is so pretty. The feet in those socks do look so tiny!!!

I LOVE the tie blocks. That is really going to be spectacular.

Vasudha said...

Love your necktie project - so many interesting neckties.

Julie said...

The shawl is gorgeous! You are making progress on your tie blocks, they are wonderful. I would LOVE to have work done in this house, but my husband doesn't understand styles. He built the house 22 years ago and thinks everything is great! I was lucky to get some new light fixtures and flooring last year. We still need to replace all the carpet in the upstairs bedrooms. I hope the work in your house finishes up soon!