Friday, November 29, 2013

And the winner is....#16!!!

Blogger Faye said...

First, your knitting is amazing Kim!!! I admire it all so much!!! I would love to be considered in this great
Pay-it-Forward opportunity... I would have a couple pay it forwards.... Thanks for chance to make my day, and others as well~ Faye

9:57 AM






Congratulations to Faye!  Woohoo!!!  Faye, if you can email me at kwiltykim at hotmail dot com and let me know your mailing address, I will get this box of stash moving forward on its way to you.  Thanks so much for all the kind comments!  Hopefully you will still find your own way to pay a good deed forward!  I will be back soon with more regular blog posts!  





























































































 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Stuffed & Greatful


Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you've had a most wonderful day filled with good food, family, friends and many things for which to be thankful!

I'll draw a winner for the Stitchers Stash Pay It Forward giveaway tomorrow!  There's still time to leave a comment on the previous post to get a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by after your food coma!

*Peace!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hellooooooo!!!! and a Sampler Stitchers Paying It Forward - A Giveaway!

Hellooooo!!!
It's been a few weeks since I posted, and yes...
I'm still knitting!

 Finally checked a Clapotis off my 'to knit' list! 
I used Noro Silk Garden Sock with some modifications to the size.

 I was in need of some instant gratification,
so I knit up a few new dish cloths.

And I've been working on my Hayward sweater...

 ...still.  Almost to the sleeves!

And there's always a sock...

And I decided to cast on the Elinya shawl...
I know.....
don't judge!  ;o)

And lest you think I've forgotten about the stitching...

I also started this great Blackbird Designs piece...
Birds of a Feather.  
I've been wanting to stitch it for a long time,
and the Instagram factor sent me over the edge!
Are you on Instagram? 
I am... kwiltykimknits2!  Would love to follow you!

And look what I splurged on!!!

Needle Needs Frames!!! 
EEEEK!  
See!  I AM still serious about the stitching!
I can't wait for these to arrive!

I am amazed at the friendly, generous, kind people I have met via social media!
One such person (hi Gretchen!) on Facebook saw a post of mine
about sampler stitching.  
She messaged me to say that she had recently moved her mother, an avid stitcher,
 into an assisted living facility.
Her sight is not what it once was, 
and she will never be able to stitch everything in her stash.
She offered to send me a box of her stash!!
WHAT!??!?
I was beside myself.  
So I agreed, 
with the promise that I would do two things.
Send her mother a letter to thank her for sharing her stash
and
Pay it forward.
The box was literally packed full.
More than I could ever use!
Soooo....
I'm paying it forward by offering a portion for a giveaway!


Seriously...
this is packed into a flat rate medium box,
ready to ship off to it's new home!
Charts!
Charts with linen!
Charts with linen AND floss!
Would you like to continue the Pay It Forward?
If you would like to continue the kindness, just leave a comment on this post 
indicating your willingness to continue the movement!
I'll send the winner this box of stash,
and if there's something you don't need or isn't in your taste,
please have your own giveaway
and pay it forward!
And if you'd like to drop a letter
to this lovely woman,
let me know!  
I am certain she would love to read letters from fellow sampler stitchers!

I'll draw a winner on Black Friday!!!  
Tell your friends! 
Tis the season.....

*Peace!




























































Monday, October 28, 2013

HELP!??!!??

Since we last spoke, 
it seems I've fallen into the knitting abyss.
I might need help....
or a 12 step program....
or just a little more time to get back to you with a normal blog post!
I'll be back soon....
just one more row......

L to R:  Wearwithall Stole, Colorplay Mohair Wrap, Brickless, Hitchhiker




What's been occupying YOUR time as of late?

*Peace!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Stitching In The Works

Well we all know I've been a knitting fool as of late,
but there's been a bit of stitching sneaking in again,
which is a good thing!

I thought I'd show you what's been worked on,
even if only a little!

The Big Red House - La D Da - Lakeside Vintage Navy Bean and Threads as charted 
 Every now and then I put a few stitches in The Big Red House.  
Love this one so much and I really should pay more attention to it!

Also starving for attention...

Thomas - Notforgotten Farms - Lakeside Pearled Barley w/DMC
 Thomas from Lori at Notforgotten Farms. 
Looks like maybe NEXT year he may be ready to grace the 
abode come Thanksgiving time!
We'll hold out hope!

This has been getting my stitching attention...

The 1837 Crown Sampler - Plum Street Antiques - Lakeside Linens Vintage Exemplar and a mix of threads
 I am seriously loving working on Paulette's reproduction!
She assured me it works up fairly quickly,
and I can attest to that, given the little time I've spent with it!


I am loving the subdued colors.
So mellow!
I LOVE IT!!

As I've been going thru the stitching stash,
I'm continuing to add to the Etsy store!
Lakeside Linens, silks, you'll never know what you'll find in there!

What are you stitching on this week?

*Peace!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Quilts and Such

As we settle in to the new abode,
I'm finding time to get my little Etsy shop
back up and running!


If you're so inclined, and in the market for quilts,
quilt tops that need finishing,
fabric,
patterns,
etc
check it out!

I'll be back with a stitching update soon!

*Peace!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

About The Knitting

I didn't mean to be gone for so long!
But I've been knitting!

If you follow me on Instagram (kwiltykimknits2), then you'll
be familiar with some of the photos. 
And some of the news!

The Wearwithall Stole is OFF THE NEEDLES!

Wearwithall Stole - Isager Alpaca 2 yarn - purchased at The Yarnery
 I did the final bind off on Monday evening!
And it's sat here, in this place, since then.  I need to weave in the ends and block it out a bit,
but do you think I can find my darning needles? 
I know exactly where they were before the move,
but just can't find them right now!  But I'm sure they'll surface and then I can get that stole complete
and get some proper photos!  
I think that it's the biggest thing I've ever knit.  
But so worth every stitch! 

With that complete, and my hands idle, I picked up my Hayward sweater
and started to work on the front panel.

Hayward Sweater - Bugga! in American Rubyspot by The Verdant Gryphon
 But you know...this curling is making me nuts!
I'll get back to it another time, but for now I couldn't stand the curling in my hands!

I picked up the sock that lives beside the couch...

Vanilla sock - Berroco
 I knit a few rounds...and pondered the next project.
And it didn't take long for me to decide!

I loaded up my knitting bag 
(ahem....Green Mountain Knitting Bags by Martha..check them out on Thursday evenings!  Fabulous bags!)
with the next project.

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe
 My first time working with Rowan Kidsilk Haze...
and this is the Kidsilk Haze Stripe by Kaffe Fassett.
Four different colorways,
that will hopefully all play nicely...

I've cast on the Color Play Mohair Wrap from 
Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.
And let me tell you...
this yarn...
A. MAZING.  
Seriously luxurious. 
I'm loving it!

I've been getting a lot of podcasts in,
and have a love of the knitting ones!
I've thoroughly enjoyed 'Lets Knit 2 Gether" and am sad it's gone!
There are others as well, but I want to know...

Do you have a favorite podcast?
I'd love to know what it is, so I can load up my iPad!

So this past week, I've been consumed with the knitting.
It's been all about the knitting!

*Peace!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Progress!



Well hello!  It's me again!  Gearing up for what I hope to be a very creatively productive weekend!  Since last post, I've only been knitting. On the Wearwithall Stole!  And there's been progress!  Do you see that picture?  That, my friends (may I refer to you all as my friends?), that is progress on the next to last color stripe in this stole! Needless to say I'm pretty excited its nearing the finish line!  I hope I can stay focused thru the weekend and really make headway!  Dare I dream of even binding off this weekend??  That would be quite the feat, as these rows seem to take forever. And there's 36 rows in each color. So I've got 27 rows of red left and then it's time for chartreuse and then the bind off!

There's a fiberfest just a bit up the road from me this weekend, but I think I'm going to resist. Stay the course. And knit on!

What are your weekend plans?

*Peace!*


Monday, September 09, 2013

Oh I Feel It Coming Back Again

With each passing day, 
I'm finding more of my creative mojo!

Wooohooo!
In case you were wondering, 
it's been missing pretty much since
I arrived in Texas. 
Who knew packing up 21 years of your life and
relocating it 850 miles south
would be so....so....
mojo-sucking!

But it's coming back, baby!


I bound off the back piece for my Hayward sweater!
I'm using The Verdant Gryphon BUGGA! yarn in the American Rubyspot colorway.
Super squishy with that touch of cashmere!  
I promptly cast on for the front piece, so we'll see if I can actually knit a sweater after all!

 And wonder of wonders...
I've been stitching!


Really enjoying this  sampler
from Paulette and her fabbo Plum Street Antiques line!


I am always a sucker for a great reproduction. 
And this one is actually moving rather quickly!
I'm using 32ct Vintage Exemplar linen from Lakeside and
a hodgepodge of threads....
some as charted, others from Katrina's conversion,
and a couple of my own.
The linen is showing washed out in my pics, but it's a great
warm tan and looks so old!  
The color seems even better on the 32ct vs 40ct.  

 And then my knitting this evening...


YIKES!  Note to self...move the knitting out from under
flourescent lighting before taking a picture!
This is the Wearwithall Stole and it's NOT neon!
In any way!
Making slow progress.  Those rows are LONG!

This weekend, I also did some pairing up of the great cheddar bow ties
I received for my birthday (Hi Karen!)


I'll be hopefully spending more time at the machine.
Just haven't felt like it for some odd reason.
But...there is progress!

It's coming back....

*Peace!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

And Then....

Did you have a good holiday weekend?
Wasn't it wonderful? 
I hope you had a good one and got to spend time doing
what you enjoy!

I did!

If you're on Instagram,
then you may know about #fallfridaystitching!

On Friday, I decided to pull my autumnal inclined UFO out of the pile
and get busy on it!

"Thomas" by NotforgottenFarm
 I plan to put a few stitches in it every Friday!
Maybe he'll be done by NEXT Thanksgiving!  ;o)

And then...with the weekend in full swing,
I enjoyed some leisurely eats...


And then.....
 a dip or two in the pool....

And then....
 I got down to business with my Wearwithall Stole!
 

I've added in the next color!  Whoop Whoop!  I'm over the halfway point!

And then.....
 I decided to start yet ANOTHER sampler 
(we will save the analyzing of my psyche for a later time)
 
"1832 Crown Sampler" by Plum Street Antiques

and THEN....
 

I remembered that I was supposed to knitting a sweater!
So that's what I'm doing tonight!
Working on my Hayward

And then.....
who knows!

Happy Wednesday!

*Peace!

Monday, September 02, 2013

Creative Laboring

Happy Labor Day!  

It's a rainy kind of day here in north Texas, so I've got big plans!  Labor of the creative type, so it's not really labor at all!

How will you enjoy the day?


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thrifty Thursday!

It's time for Thrifty Thursday again!
Funny how this day always comes around each week!  ;o)

No new finds to show this week, 
but instead I thought I would share a few pics
from around the new digs.  
There's thrifted treasure in each photo!











It sure is fun pulling out my finds
and putting them in circulation,
finally!

Hope you've enjoyed these little glimpses!
What have you found while thrifting lately?  I'd love to know!

*Peace!