Saturday, November 14, 2009

Nine!

Check it out......nine knitty finishes crossed off my holiday list! My favorite scarf pattern this season. And to top it off, they've all used stash yarn :)



These dishcloths remind of rolls of Life Savers. And hopefully they'll make kitchen duty sweet and cheery! And even sweeter, over half the yarn came from my stash.



And we certainly can't forget these washcloths and all natural soaps for some bathtime pampering. And bear with me because I just have to say that all the cotton yarn except the gold-colored one came from my stash too! (I guess that explains my blog's name, lol!)



Before I start feeling too smug, I must remind myself I'm only halfway through the list. And I MUST RESIST the temptation to start some humongous, elaborate holiday cross stitch project in hopes of displaying it THIS YEAR. 'Tis a very difficult thing since I have quite an avalanche of mojo (would that be the opposite of a "lack of stitching mojo"?) Well, whatever it's called, everytime I turn around I see these Great Big Projects just screaming my name. Literally, haunting my thoughts and nights. "MUST RESIST. Must Resist. must resist. must..."

44 comments:

Daffycat said...

NINE finishes? That's heaps of mojo, Staci. I really love the dishcloths ~ so bright and cheery. The bath stuff is divine! All of it would make wonderful gifts!

valerie said...

Wow, Staci...you've been busy! I was thinking of doing a washcloth and soap combo for xmas but I think I'm ambitious to try it at this stage in the game...Love the lifesaver dishcloths too!

Blu said...

Those washcloths are so colourful! What fun.
And you *should* go ahead and start that GBP, can't you hear it calling?

Kim B said...

Lovely Staci!

Angela P said...

Wow, just love all the colors! What a wonderful idea for gifts. I keep trying to resist the call of a large project too but I'm just about to cave! LOL.

My Handworke said...

Love your dishcloths!!!! I am on my 5th week of a knotting class - I am addicted now, lol. Can I ask - are the cloths done in a all knit pattern?

Katrina in NZ said...

wow Staci, your knitted gifts look gorgeous, lucky recipients!

Berit said...

What fun, knitty stuff! Woo-hoo for your christmas gift finishes.

I think you should *totally* start that giant Christmas Stitch. After all, I'm still working on my Halloween one. :P

Donna said...

Those washcloths and dishcloths make such nice gifts. I have been given several over the past few years and I used them daily. Just love them!

Gayle said...

That is so impressive. You are so motivating. Nice.

JOLENE said...

All those colors are so appetizing....you say lifesavers and I also think starbursts and skittles, too! Now that is what I call eye candy! They all look so beautiful and soft.

Rachel said...

Great job on all! love the washcloth & soap sets

Theresa said...

Wow!!!! Those look like some fabulous gifts!!!!!!! So creative~~~

Lesleyanne said...

Wow lovely gifts. Gorgeous colours - would make washing up not a chore lol.

Vonna said...

You know...I've admired your cloths before...thinking I need to crochet some (I can knit but crochet to me is easier). So guess what? Yesterday I went to a nice little holiday bazaar deal and I bought some handmade soaps Honey, Oatmeal and Goats Milk. Today I'm headed somewhere to find some Organic Lion Brand Cotton yarn and I'm gonna dust off my crochet hooks and make up some wash cloths and pair them with the soap a la Staci so that I can pass around gifts to all the female teachers this year instead of my usual caramel corn.
THANK YOU for the inspiration!

Lei B. said...

You are totally amazing. I wish I could finish projects as fast as you do. Everything is so beautiful as always. And I love the colors too. Pretty, pretty.

Siobhan said...

Staci, I think seeing these posts with the pics of your knitty goodness is what makes me want to grab my knitting needles and get cracking. Problem is that want and skill are two verrrrry vastly different things in my knitting world!! LOL So instead, I look at your pics and drool a bit over the keyboard and marvel at your skill. I am sooo impressed! I know the recipients will love the time & effort and shoot, even the beautiful way you wrapped things up!

La MaƱosa said...

Wow, congrats on your finishes! Completing even half your list is no small feat and the scarves and wash cloths look gorgeous. I know what you mean--it's really hard to resist starting up a big project for Christmas. I am telling myself that the week of Christmas I can do that. I hope I convince myself. :)

Nancy said...

Wow Stacy! You have accomplished so much Santa will be very proud! I enjoyed looking at all the gifts you made last year, and this year is just the same. They are so pretty, and you package everything so nicely! I'm sure the recipients of your gifts will be very, very appreciative of your thoughtfulness.

Carol R said...

Someone has been a really busy lady Staci. Love the scarves, the dishcloths and washcloths with soap. There are going to be some really lucky recipients this holiday!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are getting it done, girl! I LOVE the dish cloths and washcloth/soap idea. Your gifts look like something from a quaint boutique. What is your favorite yarn for making these cloths, and where did you find your favorite pattern?

Louann

Missy Ann said...

Those rainbow/lifesaver packages of dishcloths are the *best*.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is wow! Your knitting needles have been in overdrive! Your dishcloths, washcloths, and scarves are so lovely! You will have some mighty happy recipients!

And good for you on using from your stash!

Robin in VA

Julie said...

WOW! You have been soooo productive! I love the colors and everything looks so pretty! I'm so jealous. I wanna knit. =)

tkdquintmom said...

ok...I'll take a color of each of the scarves...a stack of life savers for my kitchen....hehehehe.
those are fantastic finishes.

Nic said...

That's amazig, Staci! Well done on your fabulous finishes!

(and appropriately, the word verification is dishu!)

Lainey said...

Wow, you have been busy! All your knits are gorgeous.

Karen said...

they all look great! love the lifesaver dishclothes. you are just cruising along!!

Melissa said...

What a lot of lovely stitching and gifts! You're so industrious, and very talented of course!

Marjorie said...

Ahh, don't resist. Life is too short.

Shari said...

wow, gorgeous!!!! And I LOVE how you have packaged them up!!!!! A person would be honored to receive them!!!

Harmien said...

Wow, that's an impressive display of presents!! Those colourful dishcloths look so cheerful!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Woo hoo... great gifts. You'll be making nine 'someones' very happy with your thoughtful gifts.

Hazel said...

All the knitting looks beautiful and I love the little parcels you have made - what a cool idea. How do you make dishcloths and/or facecloths? Is it a simple pattern? x

corinna said...

is it snowing washcloths and mojo in colorado
i think maybe yes
it is fantastic
:0)

Sharon said...

All your gifts are beautiful-I especially love the dishcloths in those pretty colors.

Deb said...

You have been busy! What great things you've made. And I love how you've packaged them all together! And from stash no less - can't get any better than that.

Jennifer said...

What great work. Isn't that just the most wonderful feeling to get so much accomplished AND to use stash to do it?! I think you really embody the true Holiday Spirit. Made from the heart (and talented hands) and not just opening the purse.

Paula C. said...

Wow! I love everything you have made! Very inspiring. In fact, I have officially started stash busting on my yarn stash too! I will be knitting and crocheting. Can't wait to see what else you make =)

Cotton Yarn said...

i like your all products thanks for sharing this with us..

arcadia said...

I absolutely love your rainbow dishclothes !
I still have a bunch of email troubles, so I'm happy I can access the comments today to drop a line, and send hugs.

Annie said...

You really have flying fingers. It's great to be able to turn out such nice gifts so quickly. Love those soap and washcloth packets.

Teri said...

What wonderful knitted finishes! The presentations are a gift all their own. There are certainly lots of lucky recipients on your list!

Marie-Jolie said...

Dishcloths like rolls of Life Savers! I love it!