Monday, January 19, 2015

This might get boring.....

Nothing new here, I'm afraid.  Still plugging away on this Walking Tour Scarf.  It's getting longer, slowly but surely.


The colors are a bit off in the pictures -- a bit too garish.  In real life they are much prettier.


I'm back to the first motif bands again.  It's a pretty scarf and I'm enjoying all this fair isle.

I'm finally seeing the start of some tumbling blocks on my fussy cut star quilt.


I've got a bunch of different "white" fabrics to use and I'm hoping the tumbling blocks between the stars will look good.

It's time for the boy child to go back to college.  I'm going to miss him a lot.  So will Mia.  Although first, I think Mia will catch up on her sleep.  lol!


(That's the boy child's bracelet.)

Cat in the hat.



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

37 comments:

Vickie said...

hahaha! Love cat in the hat the best! ;)
Not boring, no way! LOVE that scarf!!

Susan said...

Love the scarf and the quilt blocks! I, too, also hate to see my kids go, but I do enjoy getting the house back in order when they're gone!

Annie said...

The scarf is really looking gorgeous. Now that you are back to row 1, does it seem more boring for you to knit it? You know.. like the suspense is over?

Mia is quite the comedienne!

Angela P said...

Lovely progress on the scarf!

Melody said...

Your scarf and fussy cut stars are looking good. They will both be beautiful finishes!!

Ellen said...

Your scarf is so beautiful, and your fussy cut star quilt is looking wonderful. Have you seen the fussy cut quilts that have the fussy cuts in the center of each square? They are wonderful--perhaps an idea for your next quilt.

Melissa said...

Oh those are hilarious photos of Mia, especially the one with the bracelet.

Love that scarf. You're an amazing knitter! And the quilt is looking great!

Ali said...

Loving the colours in your scarf and loving how the tumbling blocks are starting to pop! Lol at the cat in the hat my eldest daughters favourite movie when she was younger. Ali x

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great progress on your scarf--the fussy cuts are the bomb and Miss Mia well a girl's gotta have a nap or three

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The scarf is progressing very well Margaret and what can I say about Mia? She is so cute and appealing, I love seeing her every Monday.

P.J. said...

Your scarf is amazing!! Love all the details with the various bands and colors. Oh sweet Mia; I am sure she soaked all the Boy Child lovin' while he was home. Your tumbling blocks are perfection.

marly said...

Cat in the hat is so funny. I can't imagine how all those colors are worked into knitted intricate designs. But if you're having fun, I believe you.

Carol said...

I know you will miss your son so much when he leaves for college, Margaret--it's hard to get used to that "quietness" again, isn't it?

Love your scarf--it is absolutely lovely :)

Vera said...

What a nice long break you have had with the boy child home! Love the Mia pictures with him...or his items...lol. Your scarf is gorgeous and the quilt will be amazing!!

cucki said...

Aww I love your scarf so much
Very pretty colors...
Love the sweet cat x

Linda said...

Your scarf is gorgeous Margaret. The quilt is looking so pretty. I love the tumbling blocks. Cute pics of Mia and boy child.

Linda

Carmen Sutton said...

Love the Scarf the colors and patterns are wonderful. Your star quilt is look nice also I just don't know how you get so much done.

Wanda said...

Mia is sooo adorable - love the cat in the hat! Your scarf is absolutely gorgeous! (not boring at all) As always, I am so loving your fussy cut star quilt!

Catherine said...

I am so in love with your scarf! It's always fun seeing pictures of your son and Mia ~ the cat in the hat made me chuckle!

Jackie said...

I hadn't noticed the Ohio Star in your closeups of the scarf. It really is looking good. You'll be a FI expert by the time this is done!

Mia is going to be crushed. She's had her boy home for quite some time.

Marie said...

Your scarf is wonderful. Someday I will learn fair isle knitting…I am a novice knitter so it may take some time!

Your quilt blocks are so perfect and quite pretty…I am impressed. I'm a far better quilter than knitted. LOL

My boys are out of college know but I do remember how sad it was when they had to return to school after that long winter break.

Mrs Xstitch said...

cute Mia ♥
beautiful knitting, love the yarn

Mary Ann said...

Your scarf and fussy cut stars are looking great!! And the cat in the hat Mia photo is so funny!

Mugwump Woolies said...

I am so impressed with your knitting skills. I cannot imagine the concentration it must take to knit fair isle. It's a beautiful scarf!
Robyn

Sheryl S. said...

The scarf is beautiful, lovely colours and pattern.

Beth said...

What a lovely scarf. You are knitting a band sampler of sorts. I can only imagine how complicated that must be. Blues and whites - what can I say - I love them. Mia is such a sweetie - she WILL miss her boy when he leaves for school. (And so will you).

Krista said...

That scarf is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!! Love all the colors looks fantastic.

Lois said...

Love watching the progress on your scarf and also your fussy cut stars. I'm sure the house feels quiet now that it's back to the 2 of you. Caught any tennis?!

Kaisievic said...

Love, love, love that scarf!

woolwoman said...

the scarf is really looking gorgeous. I hope you reach your desired length before you get bored with it. Maybe the stars will be enough thread in hand to keep you satisfied. Take care Mel

Dawn said...

That scarf is so beautiful!
Your stars are coming together nicely.
Mia looks like she will need a nap!

Joy said...

Margaret, your work is just beautiful and I always have fun seeing the family photos, which includes Mia:)

Chris said...

The scarf is lovely. Everyone looks warm and snug.

mainelystitching said...

It is not possible to be bored by this scarf!!

Sally said...

Cute photos of Mia and your son!

Love how the scarf is coming along. Love those colours.

Marsha said...

That scarf is gorgeous. I hope you get to keep it! Fussy cut stars AND tumbling blocks? Sheesh. Love it all.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

The star blocks are gorgeous! The scarf is awesome! And
Just look at all those amazing samplers on the wall! So much talent under one roof! What can I say! Wow!
Is there a pattern for the scarf? It's been a while since I knit fair isle sweaters...but I think I could do it agIn:). May not look as good as yours though. Wow!
Hugs. Marg...good sport your kitty!