Saturday, January 24, 2009

I wish I had a snappy title

Cathy has received the ornament I made her for the Christmas Ornament Swap. I made quite a few changes with this little thing: omitted DMC 336/navy and used 310 instead (Cathy doesn't care for blue). Omitted the mulitcolored french knots that are supposed to be on the trees (looked too cluttered). Used snowflake charms because my stitched snowflakes looked really, really bad.


Christmas Ornament Fob by

Hollie Designs

JCS 199

fabric: 32ct natural linen

fibers: DMC

mill hill charms


My *S* Scarf. It's Super-Skinny, Super-Soft and Super-Squishy...and the color; Super-Saturated. I've been wanting to try Malabrigo yarn, and I wasn't disappointed :)

Single Cable Scarf
from the book: "One Skein"
by Leigh Radford
yarn: Malabrigo worsted, color Tuareg
needles: size 9



I haven't crossed a single X all week. It's been a crazy busy one. I think compounded by no school on Monday. And Thursday my Oldest turned 14...WOW! So hard to believe.

33 comments:

Suzanne said...

I was just admiring this beautiful ornament on Cathy's blog. I love how you have finished the hanger. As Cathy said, a real attention to detail.

karenv said...

The ornament is so cute, I love the snowflake charm additions :)

Lovely scarf too, it looks very warm and cosy.

Annie said...

A very nice finish on the ornie. And what a fabulous scarf! You don't need x's when you can finish up something that pretty with those flying needles of yours.

Daffycat said...

Staci, the fob is darling. Great job!

Cindy F. said...

I saw your ornie on Cathy's site! It's adorable! Another beautiful finish:)
Love your scarf! I have a small collection and love how they dress up a coat! Good job girl!

Carla said...

Cute little ornie :)
Beautiful scarf! Love the color!!

Lisa said...

I love your fob, so sweet, and I love the colour of your new scarf.
I'm sure the x-ing of stitches will be back in full force soon.

Lee said...

That ornament is adorable! I love the special touch you gave it with those snowflakes. Gorgeous color for the scarf, too. One of my favorites.

Melissa said...

The ornament is very cute and the snowflakes are a very nice touch!

Staci, because of all the knitting you've been doing lately you've inspired me to pickup some new (sale!) yarns to stitch a simple scarf for myself. I need a super warm scarf as winter will still be here for awhile and our winter is turning out the coldest ever!

Robin said...

How Cute!!! love the ornament and the scarf!

Vee said...

Love the ornament and the snowflake embellishments are perfect!

I'm so admiring your cabled scarf...beautiful colour.

tkdquintmom said...

Very cute ornie! Love it as well as the scarf!

Teri said...

Both finishes are fantastic! And one additional comment to Suzanne's above: I love how you finished both hangers!

Carolyn said...

I love Cathy's ornament! As usual, stitching and finishing are perfectly done. ;)

Ohhhh what a pretty scarf! I'm bound and determined to learn this knitting thing. I want some pretties like that, too! Beautiful color!

Hugs,
Carolyn :)

cathymk said...

So pretty - I love how you added the snowflake charms - looks fantastic, I'm sure Cathy was pleased.

Yummy looking scarf!

Solstitches said...

I love that scarf! The yarn looks very soft and luxurious - pretty colour too.
What a lovely ornament The snowflake charms are a nice touch.

Margaret

Nic said...

I love your finishes - a very cute scarf!

Creative Chaos said...

Hiya Staci , just love your orny !! Wish i had more time so i also could do some stitching, lol...
Your scarf is so cool, and the wool looks yummy !!
Patti x

Andrea said...

Love the ornament finish. Could use that scarf over here in the UK, it's quite chilly.

Nancy said...

The ornament fob is beautiful! The changes you made are just right, and the snowflake charms are so pretty! I love the scarf.

Kajsa said...

That ornie is so cute! And I love the scarf, what a gorgeous color!!

Isn't it amazing how quick they grow up? I can't believe that I have a teenager in the house already.

Jean said...

Happy Birth Day to you mom!! It is amazing how the time flies and more surprising is how the relationship changes. I'm at the point in my parenthood where my kids and I have adult/adult (young adult) relationships and it's so wonderful. I used to miss every age as they passed into new things only to discover new joys (and challenges!!!)

Love the scarf and fob - more wonderful accomplishments from you-Bravo!

By the way - I tried your email suggestion for my angel and had a 10 minute window of opportunity with the sun out and got the pattern copied twice - thanks for your help!

Marsha said...

Super nice scarf in my favorite color! Love it.

The ornament is lovely too!

Stitchingranny said...

A very cute ornament and a beautiful scarf - love the colour too.

mainely stitching said...

That's a really lovely ornament - and your scarf! My gosh! It looks wonderful!

Vonna said...

A beautiful ornament, expertly finished and executed as always :)
Last week was a bit of a hassled rush for me too...and I don't know why either?

Sally said...

That is such a cute little ornament Staci.

Lovely scarf!

Tammy said...

LOVE your ornie--looks fantastic!

doris said...

Fabulous fob ... and how do we order our scarves??? ;)

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I can assure you she wasn't disappointed. It's lovely!

Smiles,
Lea

Rima said...

You are good or what. I am sure she loved it! If not (which is impossible), give her my address.

Olenka's Stitches said...

A fabulous ornament and your knitting is so lovely!

Lillie said...

Wonderful knitting project. Loved the felted bag