Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Couple of Dillydally Finishes

Early Monday morning we were warned ...
... a large coastal storm was about to hit our remote corner of the planet.
It would last a few days, so I grabbed Kysa ...
... and we hurried to get a walk in before the rain and wind hit!
As the storm blew outside ... I enjoyed a "Let's finish it up" dillydally storm of my own!  Mr. DD gave me this knitting book last Christmas.
Long time readers may remember that I knit Matthew's Vest ...
... for Brother DD in January.  Such a fun project that didn't take too long!
Five months later ... it is definitely past time for the finish ... so Monday I blocked it!  With supervision of course!
Flicka loves wool and any time we leave a piece of wool clothing out, she claims it!
She was confused when she found the wool wet!  Hee-hee!  She really didn't like the way it felt, so attempted to make herself as small as possible!  She lasted for about 10 minutes then finally gave up ... convinced that it was a cruel joke of some kind!  Such a hoot!
All done and ready to be gifted!  Cannot wait to see brother wearing it!
After I finished the vest this winter, I purchased some linen at our LYS!
I used the red linen to knit "Rachel's Table Runner"!  Past time to block this as well!
Flicka decided that if she had to be on a wet surface, she preferred linen!  Good to know, little wing nut kitty!
I am thrilled with the results!
This is the first time I have knit something for the table.  The designer Joanna Johnson suggests that this pattern could easily be made any length ... longer for large tables or shorter for placemats!  Great idea!
This was also the first time I had ever knit with linen ... I really like it and will do more.
This morning the weather calmed down ... Kysa and I immediately went for our walk ... it was a wet one!
I love being outside after a storm ... and dillydally finishes!  Such fun channeling my Anne Shirley and Marilla Cuthbert!

Do what you love.  Celebrate finishes!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. Such beautiful scenery. Good thing you have Flicka there to help you with your projects!

  2. I enjoyed taking a walk with you and Kysa! Zoe will enjoy seeing Flicka in this post. .