Monday, April 28, 2014

knitty quilty knitty

I finished my Vogue Knitting Mobius (Koigu) cowl!


Here it is on my lovely model (who points out that he'd been sick for 3 days so please excuse his appearance.).  And here is Mia enjoying it as well.


Here is my fussy cut star for the week.  I used an Autumn Bouquet fabric by Jason Yenter.


I started the triangle section of the Tula Pink 100 Modern Blocks quilt this week and got a good amount done.




And finally, I started a new fair isle project!  It's called Eclat du Jour by Kourtney Robinson.  It will be a bag when finished, hopefully.  lol!



The colors are a bit off in this picture, but you get the idea.

I stopped doing the ORT SAL a while back, but I couldn't resist a pic of my "ORTS" from weaving in the ends of my cowl.  Plus the leftover yarn from attaching the ends together.


Here is Mia getting an accidental ride on the father type's laptop after sitting on said laptop for a long time.


Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!


41 comments:

cucki said...

Aww such a sweet post..it made me so happy..
Sweet scarf..and the colors are so sweet,,,I never seen a pretty scarf like this before..
Beautiful fabric and sweetie kitty..kisses for her.
Happy week hugs x

Vickie said...

Firstly, I am sorry DH was ill. What a sweetie to still model for you.;) Your knitting is so cool! Love the Tula Pink!!!

Evelyne said...

Great scarf! Your DH must fiel much better now with such a beautiful scarf!
You have two lovely madels!!!

Have a nice day, Evelyne

Mugwump Woolies said...

Gorgeous scarf! Hope DH is feeling better...chocolate will cure anything!
Have a great week...
Robyn

Carn-Darène Isabelle said...

Wow!! Margaret, you are doing many lovely works...your DH looks very happy with his colourful knitted scarf and little Mia is always so cute !!!
Have a nice week,
Isa

Busy Lizzie said...

great work!
Mia is so sweet♥

Vera said...

Hi Margaret. The cowl is GORGEOUS!! Love it. And the little raccoon square in your quilting - so funny. Hope DH is feeling better. Can't wait to see the bag!

Erica said...

Your Fair Isle knitting is just beautiful!
I have several books on it, but somehow it has always seemed too daunting to try.
Love those stars!
Hope your sig other feels better soon!

Annie said...

So two super-models in your household! You definitely gave them a beautiful piece for practicing their talents!

Always a glorious display of color and fun projects. Love the little animals in your modern quilt.

Ali said...

The cowl is lovely all those colours, hope your hubby is feeling better now. You must have a good collection of stars now, really liking the material choice for this one. Mia is of course the star what a cutey she is!

Ellen said...

Another feast for the eyes!

Glad to hear that you DH is feeling better. Judging from the photos, he must be a good sport.

Cari said...

Love, love, love the mobius cowl. It looks great on DH and Mia too !! Your quilting blocks are amazing as always. Your newest fair isle project looks like so much fun. Love the colors you chose. I bet it is a lot of fun to knit. Hugs to all !!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a lovely, colorful post! You have a great week, too.

Melissa said...

That scarf is awesome and you are starting another beauty! I had to laugh at something...you used to use your son in your photos a lot, now that he's away, it's your husband who will be the model!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Your models are doing an excellent job! Hope the hubby is soon all better! Your fussy stars are always so pretty!

marly said...

I love the model's photo! How intricate that pattern was and so beautiful!!

Anne said...

Father type is a great model even if he's sick! Love the scarf! The colours are fabulous! The new bag is beautiful too. I like collecting the yarn orts too. So bright and cheery!! Pretty fussy cut this week! Can't wait to see them all together! Mia got a cool ride on the laptop! Titus would break the laptop in two if he was on it! Hugs!

Berit said...

This week's star looks especially great--I like that print! Your finished knit looks great on both models. Very nice work. I've also been piecing quilt blocks lately--whew, a lot of progress you have here!

P.S. thank You for giving up the scheduled ort report game! I don't mind a fancy pile of threads pic now and again but that whole thing was the worst blog roll clutter at its height. So glad that monthly irritant has fallen out of fashion!

Linda said...

The cowl is stunning Margaret. Beautiful colors. I absolutely love the pics of both of your models.

Linda

Melody said...

The cowl is so pretty! I love your knitting!! Hope DH is feeling better. No fun to be sick!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Okay, the father type is crackin' me up today. Love the latest star. Have a great week!

Jackie said...

How do you like the lime? I love your bowl of yarn orts - the color is so good but I can also see the really tight twist. Love that!

I hope your husband feels much better!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your knitting like your stitching is amazing! Love your fussy cuts

Hope the hubs is feeling better--Mia looks pretty relaxed I think she has the two of you trained

averyclaire.org said...

This is a VERY colorful post. Between your fair isle knitting, the wondrous star and the tula pink fabric...it was a joy to see all of it! It made me smile. We all need that!

Dawn said...

Aren't laptops really cat warmers? She looks so sweet in the cowl. Love your knitting and of course the fussy stars.
So much progress!

Kaisievic said...

I love, love, love that scarf! I hope that your father-type is better soon.

Krista said...

What a beautiful and colorful cowl!! It looks wonderful on everyone! :) Have a wonderful week, Margaret!

P.J. said...

Your knitting is beautiful; love the cowl!!! All the colors and the design details. Your quilting is A-mazing!! WOW! Hope the man is on the mend. And as always Mia is adorable. :)

Chris said...

Hey Margaret! I hope that your DH is feeling better today. Chocolate always helps. Your cowl is wonderful and I love the fabric in this weeks star, esp. the blueberries!
Hugs to you and Mia!

krayolakris said...

Oh your cowl is so beautiful! Pretty Mia! She is a great model for knitwear!

Brigitte said...

It' s another rhapsody in colours that you show here. That cowl looks gorgeous and so do all the new quilt blocks. I love the idea of having a knitting ort bowl.

Carol said...

Oh, it turned out great, Margaret--I do love those colors and that is so nice of your DH to indulge you and be your male model :)

And your fussy cut star of the week is gorgeous, too... You certainly are multi-talented!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a great knitting finish Margaret, knitting produces so many orts when it comes to the finishing stage. Mia looks so cute in the last photo - she really does like the camera.

Woolwoman said...

Margaret , the cowl is simply smashing. I can't believe just a few short weeks ago you took that class. You rock!!! Good luck on the purse project. Once again, love your star quilt pieces. Missed blog reading last week, fun that you saw the Indigo Girls. Hope Spring has spring in NY. Cheers Mel

Annette-California said...

How sweet of Father type to be your model. Your scarf is beautiful. Love your new wip - a bag! The colors are fantastic. Wow incredible eye candy of a post. Hope you DH gets well soon. love Annette'
ps your quilt blocks look amazing.

Jennifer said...

The cowl is lovely and I also love the "sampler wall" behind it in the photo! Amazing work.
Mia is so cute. There is a special place in my heart for black and white cats.

Roberta said...

Margaret I am always amazed at how much you are able to accomplish in a weeks time. Your quilting star type blocks are still amazing. I am so impressed. Do you find that with the children not at home you grt more done?

Have a great weekend

Roberta

Sherry :o) said...

Hope your honey is feeling better. What beautiful knitting! Mia is so sweet! Your quilting is coming along nicely!

Sherry :0)

Giovanna said...

Congrats on finishing the gorgeous cowl - what a beautiful show of colours. I hope your DH is better now. Lovely quilting too.

Karoline said...

Your cowl is gorgeous and all your quilt blocks are lovely

Lol at Mia, I see she regards laptops as her personal bottom warmer like my cats

Beth said...

What a pretty cowl Margaret. Looks like Mia is in fine spirits..