Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winter Work

sea foam green with a #13 needle
Now that the outside work is done for the season, it is time for inside work.  In the winter months, needle crafts are the item of the day--or more specifically, the evening.
Last fall I started crocheting, then I began knitting and quilting.  I have purchased a tatting shuttle, but I am unsure where to begin with that skill.  My great-grandma Frieda was such a talented woman when it came to needle crafts.
Recently my dad and I were talking about Great-Gram.  I told him that old question of "If you could meet anyone from the past who would it be?" is an easy answer for me.  I'd like to meet all of my great-grandmothers.  I met two, but only remember meeting one; Frieda.  My dad said he wished he could learn how to do a 5-plait braided rug like Great-Gram could.  Great-Gram could do multiple-plait rugs as easily as others braid their daughter's hair.

So, my winter work includes a new scarf and continued work on my hexagon quilt.  I'd like to learn how to knit a simple throw blanket but I'm still in the novice/beginner stage of knitting.

my hexagon quilt so far....
   I also am wondering how far to take the hexagon quilt.  It is the size of a crib blanket--give or take a row.

oh please, we've been sooo good this year!
                                                                                                              In the meantime our family is looking forward to Christmas and the dogs are hoping for a  little something too.

Merry Christmas from the farm.  Wishing you and yours all sorts of simple, homespun wonder and delight.

Sending much love for the New Year,

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