Monday, September 20, 2010

More Autumn Things

Hello dear friends!  Lisa P (no blog) has received the private Autumn Exchange I made for her.  And I'm sooo happy and relieved to hear that she likes it!


Autumn Leaves
Book #132 by The Prairie Schooler
fabric:  32ct lambswool linen
fibers:  DMC
scissor fob filled with crushed walnuts



I even made the rusty bells myself!  I found some instructions in the Oct 2010 issue of Create & Decorate and it was a cinch to do with materials I had on hand :)


You might remember that I've mentioned many a time or two that I love to start the week with a new pair of finished socks.  Something about it makes the dreaded Monday so much better :)  Fall seems like the perfect time to get back to that, seeing that my previous pair of finished socks were, ironically, a Monday post.

Presenting my Simply Ginny socks.  I love everything about them......the pattern was simple and enchanting, the yarn soft and cozy, and the color is cheery and delightfully fall!  


Simply Ginny
(freebie pattern found here, rav link)
size: women's med
yarn:  Socrates by Alpaca with a Twist, color #5017
1 skein:  100g/400yds
needles:  size 2.75mm dpn's
modifications:  5 pattern repeats worked for each leg,
my standard stockinette heel and wedge toe



I'm ready for these 90-degree temps to take a hike.....bring on some wool-sock-weather!!!

57 comments:

Dovilė said...

in autumn mood:) great!

KarenV said...

Your exchange is lovely, what sweet little pieces! Love the socks too, great colour!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous stitchy exchange gifts Staci!
Great autumn socks too.

pat said...

very good scissor fob !
Pat

Deborah said...

Wonderful exchanges. Love the socks. They look so cozy.

Catherine said...

What lovely things for your exchange!

And those socks, I could use them here this morning!

Dee said...

I love the flowery grommet on the floss tag. Where did you find something like that?

The Simply Ginny socks are beautiful. What a wonderful color!

I'm there with you - heat and humidity needs to GO!

diamondc said...

Yummy socks, the color is so right for the season.
Nice finish on the ornaments, the bells look great.
Happy Fall
Catherine

Berit said...

How could she not love this exchange--gorgeous! :D

And those socks; the pattern and color together are enchanting. :D I'm feeling a rekindling of my learn-to-make-socks desire. :)

Faye said...

Your pieces are beautiful~~ Faye

Joanie said...

Lovely autumn things! I adore Prairie Schooler, don't you? And your socks! I think the color is the best! Happy Monday!

Márti said...

Wow!!! Beautiful work!!!!!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Beautiful exchange and I love those gorgeous socks.

Sandy

Carol R said...

Lovely exchange piece and I just love those gorgeous golden socks! I will be looking for sock yarn on my visit. Where is the best place to look?

Annie said...

Super exchange pieces. You can always count on PS for great autumn designs.

And another great pair of socks!

Tracey said...

Love the Autumn stitching... how cute! And the socks; well they're just gorgeous Staci! Well done :^)

Hazel said...

Beautiful exchange and love those socks. Amazing. x

Melissa said...

You're in an Autumn mood! Great stitching and great knitting. Love the colour of those socks!

valerie said...

Beautiful exchange! I love the bow you tied on the floss tag! The socks look so comfy and the color is just the epitome of fall...

Lesleyanne said...

I love your exchange pieces and your socks too.

Julie said...

Lovely PS smalls and so beautifully finished

Fabulous socks, they look sooo comfy!

Stef said...

I loved opening up your blog and seeing all the autumn colors!!! I am so ready for fall!! The floss tag and scissor fob are wonderful and Lisa is a lucky lady to receive them! And your socks are to die for!!! Love the pattern and color, they are going to keep your tootsies nice and warm!

Virginia said...

Love the simply ginny socks. And not because I'm named Virginia. :)

Irene said...

Cute fobs and great socks ! Love the color.

Vonna said...

Do you believe someone would not like something that you create? I think most people probably flip, rip their hair and run screaming in the streets from sheer joy at receiving a package from you! And I mean that :)
This one is beautiful from start to finish love the tag and the fob.

Those socks are pretty wonderful too! Congratulations on being the craftiest of them all!

Christina said...

What fabulous finishes, I particularly like the rusty bells, so cute!
I could definitely do with a cosy pair of socks at the moment - Autumn has well and truly arrived in the UK!

Melanie said...

Great exchange gifts!!!
The socks are divine too. I really need to do that pattern - I loooooooove cables. Thanks for linking it. :)

Andrea said...

So adorable Staci!! And I love the rusty jingle bell! I'd love to know how to make them....googled for instructions a long time ago but couldn't find anything. So I ended up buying some from Pineberry Lane. Guess I need to go find that magazine!!

Michele said...

what a sweet exchange :) I need to find that pattern :) love the house and the pumpkin!

and what yummy socks!

Lula said...

Lovely lovely stitching. Very autumnal. And what a snuggly pair of socks x

Jackie said...

This is going to sound silly but I just LOVE the yarn bow! Brilliant touch. Of course, everything is just fantastic but my eye keeps going to that cute bow.

Theresa said...

LOVE your autumn finishes!!! Those PS finishes are gorgeous!!! And the bells are too cute~~

Those socks looks cozy!!! I love the color!!!

BeckySC said...

Staci, they are just perfect :) Thank you so much for taking part in the exchange :)
((hugs))

Karen said...

Love your finishes...even the socks though I can't fathom wook socks in the 90 degree weather!

Very interested in the rusty bells...will definitely check this one out.

Tanya said...

All fab but those socks !!! love them :)

Happy Fall,
Tanya

Sharon said...

Gorgeous exchange Staci and very pretty socks too!

Szecsi said...

Very good autumn feeling!
Thanks! :D
Renata

Michelle said...

Wonderful - those socks are lovely. Michelle x

Sally said...

A lovely exchange Staci. Love those socks too!

Janet said...

I've never seen that sock yarn before - what beautiful socks it makes! I love the color and alpaca halo.

You're multi-talented - love the scissor fob and the autumn-themed needlework!

Solstitches said...

Those socks look so soft and cosy and the colour is just perfect for the season.
Love the exchange pieces which are, as always, beautifully stitched and finished.

Margaret

Nancy said...

That's a gorgeous Autumn exchange gift you stitched and finished, and the rusty bells are just the perfect touch! Beautiful Staci!

I love your socks! They look so soft and comfy and just like pumpkin souffle!

Cole said...

Beautiful exchange!! And those socks look so warm & cozy! I'm jealous, it's freezing here!

Siobhan said...

So autumn-licious, Staci! I love the socks, and your exchange pieces are sooooo nice!

Carla said...

Love your socks!!
Both items you sent in the exchange are lovely!

Kajsa said...

How cute! I love PS pumpkins and autumn designs!

natalie said...

I LOVE those socks! And your exchange items are fantastic. Those bells are so delightfully autumnal and prim. :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

The socks are so pretty. I love the color - I do not have the talent to make these. How gifted you are. Adore the prairie schooler finish.

Tatkis said...

Wonderful autumn designs! And your socks look warm and cosy :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Sasha said...

Pretty! I made a pair of these a while back, love them!

Blu said...

Lovely exchanges!
Those socks are gorgeous! And they look so comfy.

Annemarie said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I think I just passed away there for a second. Your socks are gorgeous! The colour, my dear! The pattern! My next knitting try will be a hat made out of sock wool, and as soon as that one's completed, I will go for socks. I will.

What a lovely autumnal stitchy exchange gift. You're too talented.

Hilda said...

Dear Staci,
your autumn-exchange pieces are soooo beautiful. I am very much looking for such pretty autumn charts - but it is hard to find here in Austria!
Thanks for showing so many pretty designs!
Hugs
Hilda

shakatak66 said...

How could Lisa NOT love that exchange? Your autumn pieces are both gorgeous, but I totally ADORE the floss tag and soooo have an urge to stitch now too ... I love the addition of the little floss bow too, it really lifts it and makes it even more special - great job! :D

Daffycat said...

I just love this floss tag and fob. What an awesome exchange to receive!

Yarny Days said...

All your work is so beautiful and perfect. You are awesome.

Olenka's Stitches said...

What lovely autumn stitching!