Terry Atkinson's Yellow Brick Road pattern comes to the rescue again! Gosh I love that pattern. I made this one a bit larger than the lap size...it is six by seven blocks.
I took this photo so that I would have a better record of the individual fabrics. The border is a fabric that Michael Miller had several years ago ... about 4 or 5 ... and I used the last ... :-( ... of it. In Christmas 2006, Sister's first year out of college ... living alone and working over the holidays ... we found it on the internet. She loved it and I have used it to determine her holiday decorating palette ever since! Many of these fabrics are not part of any "Christmas" line, but they fit in with the color theme. I must admit ... I love collecting fabrics that I can work into her "contemporary" colors all year long! The quilt is backed with a holiday themed flannel ... of course I made her pajama pants to match!
The second 007 project revealed today was made for a woman who has shown me and many ... a great deal of kindness and support ... Roseann Kermes. After spending a few hours with her this summer (read about it here) and her support and contribution to a Minnesota Shop Hop party that I hosted for my friends (read about it here) it is no wonder that I was inspired to design and knit a pair of mittens for her.
Because they were designed for Roseann ... who owns Rosebud's Cottage ... they had to have a rose motif in them! Roseann is an amazing, talented, and thoughtful person ... it was a privilege to create these for her. I hope they keep her warm ... in multiple ways!
Our weather has warmed a bit ... instead of being clear and cold ... the view from the front deck today looks like this...
I wish my camera could catch the big fluffy flakes that are falling...
... it was a beautiful snow day! And the dillydally winds were blowing in a direction that insisted I begin two new knitting projects. ;-)
One of my QBee's gave me this book, Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders for Christmas! It is filled with inspiration ... fortunately I have a stash (all serious dillydalliers do) of sock yarn and could act on the urge to begin a new scarf! This one is for me!
Beginning a new scarf wasn't enough ... so I designed a new mitten pattern ... it looks sort of "quilty", doesn't it?
Again, thank heavens for my stash ... I could begin them right away! ;-) I have no idea who will end up with these ... it doesn't matter ... I love to dillydally without a purpose!
As the new year approaches ... take the time to feel those dillydally winds ... one never know where they'll lead!