Sunday, January 03, 2010

Mossy Mossy & A Gift

As promised, here's my knitting progress on my New Year's start...or New Year's Weekend start!

Mossy Mossy! Double Moss Stitch is going this yummy Cashmerino. Though I do have to pay attention.

I'm doing a skinny scarf in this yummy yarn. Casted on's about 5" wide. Got a long way to go, but I'm really enjoying watching this all come to life under my hands! So soothing, even though there is a lot of K1 *P1 K1 etc etc.

I'm getting ready to settle in with some more reading from the O magazine and start my lists. I love lists! Do you make lists? Not only do I do a budget list each month...but I do a "To Do & Consider" list every week. And at the beginning of the year, I like to make lists lists lists...lists of samplers I want to do, lists of quilts I want to make, lists of things I want to accomplish in the new year, lists of get the idea!

I'd like to start the new year out with a little giveaway. This should appeal to both quilters and stitchers!

There will be two winners....each receiving a lovely little journal from The French General and a lovely crackled antique Homer Laughlin bone dish, along with a couple of needle threaders. Nothing major to do....just leave a comment and maybe share something that will be on your "To Do & Consider" list for this new year. Spread the love and tell your friends, if you so choose. I'll draw two winners on Wednesday!

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!!



Joanna said...

I am so glad you commented on my blog because now I have found yours, complete with Thrifty Thursdays just like me! Woo Hoo!! Love your knitting - I really should re-learn how to knit. I knitted all the time when I was young, but haven't for about 25 years now. Of course now it's cool again! Oh my to do and consider list - my big quilty to do is to stitch something every day this year. I did 6 months last year, this time I hope to do the entire year.

Margaret said...

Great knitting! It's funny, I've never done moss stitch. I love that red, and I bet it's sooooo soft! Sigh. And yes, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I just changed my "projects to stitch in 2009" list to my "projects to stitch" period. lol! And I added a few more things to it too. I think I'm restless. Plus which I want to join the Jo Morton Little Women club. Am I insane or what? lol!

Myra said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing. I love looking at your knitting, wish I knew how. I crocheted as a girl but I am not sure I remember how to even start! I think I'll stick with cross stitch and quilting for now. My one must do this year is Blackbird Designs "Where My Heart Blooms".

Deb said...

I am a huge list maker. I think it comes from working for so long and living with a Franklin Planner attached to my hip. But I still do them today. I get such a sense of satisfaction out of crossing something off.

I just love your stitching. You pick the prettiest yarns and the best stitches.

I'd love to entered in your giveaway. I just made a list of quilting and stitching that I want to do in the new year. I find that if I do this, then I don't forget. So many patterns come out each year that I tend to get caught up in the newness, when I have so many wonderful patterns just waiting.

Paula C. said...

I am a TOTAL list-aholic!!! I collect notebooks, list paper pads, recycle mis-printed computer paper for lists. It is a great feeling to cross things off lists, isn't it =) On my to-do list for this year are to knit at least one dishcloth each week and to take as many classes for needlework and crafts as I can afford. To do the second thing, I am slimming way down on my usual purchases to make this a year of learning. Please enter me in your drawing, and thank you for having it!

Linda said...

Hi Kim: I also am working on a knitting pattern that uses the Moss Stitch (an afghan) what was I thinking. I'm on row 2.

As for my lists for the new year!

1. Lose 10 lbs
2. Design my own cross stitch patterns.
3. Spend Quality time with my son.
4. Have more fun...don't take things so serious.
5. Win Kim's giveaways!!!!


Dianne said...

My to do list this year is to learn how to crochet...I know...just what I need...another hobby :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow two things I love! Great giveaway. I was given EQ6 for Christmas this year, so I would like to learn how to use this program. Who knows what new things will be created :-)


Karol said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing. On my list for the year is to get my sewing room finished! Then of course to organize all my stitching! Love the knitting project also.

Anonymous said...

How is your rug hooking project going?



Deb said...

Hi Kim - love you new projects for the year. Hope you're not still snowed in! My to do list just says DO MORE, FAFF AROUND LESS!

Kathie said...

oh yes I am a list maker!!!
I have to go buy that O magazine you seem to really be enjoying it!
starting to get the itch to knit again, must be all this cold weather and snow around here!
thanks for another giveaway opportunity

Catherine said...

I love the scarf! I haven't found talent for knitting - yet!

I would love to be considered for your drawing!

The biggest thing on my list is to remember to take time for myself - sometimes I get so tangled in the webs of my three boys and husband that I forget about me! Going along with that - if I take some me time, then I'll be happier and in turn they'll be happier!

Cari said...

A giveaway, how fun and those bone dishes are great, I can think of lots of things to do with them! Please add my name to the drawing.

I am a huge list maker - love the feeling of accomplishment as I cross items off. This week on my list is to take all the 'film' I found while cleaning to Sam's to be developed; go thru my January cooking magazines and make a list of recipes to try and a grocery list; and I love your idea of buying the January magazines so I have added that to my list as well. I also have a 2010 Stitch list and a 2010 House Project list (our house is 115 yrs old and that list is endless).

Your new scarf is just beautiful - love that rich red! So many things I want to learn after I finish school.

Enjoy your week.

Lily said...

Kim, love to see what orphans you bring home each week. My DIL brings home orphan skeins of yarn! Love your scarf....color and stitches.
hope to be more productive in quilting this year.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Sign me up!! And thanks for being so generous!!! Love your new project!!

pj said...

Knitting is such a popular craft now after many years of being silent. I love lists too...would like to be included in your giveaway. Thanks...pj

Loraine said...

What a cool giveaway! Please put me in.
I was very inspired by your New Year's Eve Quilt idea, and pulled one out of the "To DO" pile! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm putting borders on it, as we speak!
I do make lists. Lists are good. I don't do them every week or day, but when I need to get a lot done, they are handy!
Have a great day. Hugs.

Melissa said...

Wow, just this morning I pulled out my journal to start making several lists, one for house stuff, one for stitching, goals for the year, like becoming a better embroiderer, a better sewer, to get out of my crafting comfortzone and try new things. And of course this year I'm going to try to keep a better household budget-somehow I think this has failure written all over it. LOL

We won't go into the stash lists, OMG. They are long and never ending but I love those lists the most and it's even more fun to be able to check something off, hopefully a spinning wheel will be purchased this year.

Happy New Year Kim!

Charlene in SC said...

Even the photo of that yummy yarn looks cuddly! Lists? Oh, yes. My DS laughs at me for making a list (menu) of our Thanksgiving meal, but he's the one who would be screaming if I forgot the squash casserole! I love, love little notebooks, those great grid pads with the heavy cardboard back, and pens. Dear, dear. Some of my former listing has gone to Excel - but to me, it's still a list: threads, beads, patterns, etc. Used to go through catalogs making wish lists, and do some of that now with online ordering - add what I'd like, then take away the excess - hum - is that where my stitching time goes?

I'd love to win your drawing.