October 18, 2016

Judy ~ Yikes, I Thought It Was Monday!

For quite a long time now my quilt group has made Christmas stockings for the local Ronald McDonald House each year, and I have always participated.  For some reason, I also always procrastinate this project until the very last minute, even though I only make two stockings.  So this past week since the deadline for turning them in was coming up, I did my two and here they are, front and back. (My first grade teacher told Mom that I was a procrastinator, and I guess she was right!) 

Here is something I did finish in a timely fashion.  I showed DD#2 the pattern called Brooklin Vest; she liked it and bought the yarn.  It's finished, she's worn it THREE times and just sent me this photo! (She cut her head off because she said she looked too tired.) The yarn is Berroco Vintage Chunky, so it was a relatively fast project and the first time I ever knit something side to side, which kept it interesting.  And there were NO seams to sew together!

This is what the back looks like.  The color is more true in the above photo, and you can also see that it looks much better on.

Then DD#2 sent this photo yesterday which was taken last month when we were in the Midwest and I delivered the Rainbow Sweater. (DD#1 is in the middle of the back row, and my sister is on her right.)  The sweater is plenty long and should fit GD#1 for a while. I'm sorry you can't see the buttons as they were a real find: golden suns! Just perfect for a rainbow, don't you think?

Have a great week!


ladyhawthorne said...

The stockings are cute and I know they will be appreciated. The vest & sweater are really cool!

Cyra said...

Gotta love those stockings. What fun and excitement the kids will have when they see them.
The Brooklin Vest is rather lovely, and a gorgeous colour.
Your GD#1 rainbow cardi is great too and looks lovely on her.

Moira said...

Love the stockings. The vest is wonderful. Great looking rainbow cardigan for GD#1. =)

Suztats said...

I agree with everyone! Love the Brooklyn Vest.

desertskyquilts said...

Still liking that unique vest. Love the family picture, cardigan and all.