Monday, March 16, 2009

a few finished projects

Thanks so much for your feedback on my bento box quilt! It was great to get some objective opinions. I stared at the quilt too long and got stalled a bit. I'm excited to get back at it....I have a plan now. Thank you!!!

I finished up these hand knits yesterday. They are for my friend + neighbor, Mary. A pair of toasty mitts (pattern here) and a scarf (pattern here). I am not a good knitter, but I can see that I am making progress. I actually knit thumbs! Woo-hoo!
I'll be away from my blog for the rest of the week. (Well, I'm going to try to.) My kids and my husband are off on spring break and we are knee deep in a bathroom remodel. It's going to be such a fun way to spend our "vacation". :) Have a great week!

37 comments:

Kerri said...

i love the little hand knits!!

i hope you have a great week with your hubby and kids. sounds like it will be busy!!

we'll miss you. :)

HobbyMommy said...

The knits look great! Enjoy the week off with your family!

Thimbleanna said...

Thumbs are hard -- you can't be that much of a beginner! They both look great. Good luck on the bathroom!

Jackie said...

They look great! I think you will have your hands full with a bathroom remodel. Good luck!

Roxanne said...

They look amazing! Now, repeat after me...I am a good knitter, I am a good knitter, I am a good knitter. :) have a fun "vacation"!

Lisa said...

Good luck with the re-model!

Heather said...

Fabulous knits! Enjoy your work-cation ;)

sulu-design said...

Enjoy the break (I do hope you really take one, but I know how the blog can lure one away from vacation). I'm looking forward to seeing before and after shots of the bathroom.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Cute projects! Glad you have a plan for the bento boxes :) Enjoy your week with the fam and that dated bathroom!

Bethany said...

I love them!! You did a great job!

niki said...

Wooo Hoo indeed. I love the mitt pattern it's a breeze to knit. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Natalie said...

Nice job knitting, I'll bet your neighbor will love them! and good luck with your bathroom!

Christy said...

I love that scarf pattern. I've been wanting to make it for months, but I'm waiting for my knitting skills to catch up.

pricklypearbloom said...

nice job on the knitting!

MichelleB said...

Nice thumbs, amandajean! They look great.

Iva said...

Your knitted projects look fabulous -- way to go. I'm a new knitter also and just completed that very same scarf. Have fun with the remodel.

Rachel said...

Those look great! If I only knew how to knit....... :-D

Philigry said...

love the projects. will miss you this week. please, please show pictures of the bathroom! i can't wait. if we were neighbors, my husband could help. he is a plumber!!the men could work, and we could quilt:)

Lauralness said...

Great job! I hate knitting fingers onto things. I have yarn set aside to make that same scarf.

I hope the remodel goes well this week!

Linda said...

Have fun remodeling the bathroom! Show us pics when it is done!

DIDI said...

a bathroom renewal? that sounds terrible!!

Great your mittens, I'm having a try at knitting lately....... a HARD try....

biquiños

DIDI said...

but of course the scarf also looks great!!

lera said...

I'm impressed that you quilt AND knit. Two things which I need to learn to do.

Have a great week "off."

acornmoon said...

Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to say how much I like your quilts. I am trying out the baby bib with some fabric I designed recently. Sewing a wriggly line is a steep learning curve but fun!

heatherandrienne said...

They look great. Did Mary like them. I thought I saw her try them on and then hug you.:) So my guess is yes!! GREAT JOB!!! And you are a good knitter!!

mr_monkeysuit said...

great knits. have a good week!

therese said...

I like the bento box quilt without the brown best. And good job on the new knitted thumbs!! And I've missed seeing you lately. And I am so glad it's springing outside. And I would love to get together with you one of these days. And I hope you are getting a chuckle out of this note...at least a smile. And...and...and.... : )

Nanci said...

Goodness! This is how I started! You featured those fingerless gloves last year and now I quilt...stop... you will make a knitter out of me too.
Great stuff as usual.

Renee said...

Your knits look great!
Hope your reno goes quickly and without any surprises. :)

Oiyi said...

Beautifully knit!

Rebekah said...

good luck with the remodel!

love your new knits...I really like that scarf pattern

Daniela said...

Love your work!!!
Each post is an inspiration to new quilts! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!
Daniela :D
www.misquilts.blogspot.com

Liz said...

You're way ahead of me - I can't even knit!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I love your Bento box quilt...it looks great..and your knitting looks very nice as well.

Tif said...

great knits!

i want to see the kitchen remodel! we're about a year away before we do our master bath, and i'm looking for ideas!

have a great "vacation" :0)

Dorothee said...

I've been wondering whether you were at ... until I read about the bathroom re-model. I hope the project is going well and you get to sew again soon!

Claudia said...

I agree with everyone else, the knits are darling! I can't wait to see your new bathroom either, I love a fun remodel!