Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thrifty Thursday---Old Sterling and Tortoise shell knitting needles

These were dull and I shined them with a silver polishing cloth. They have an F monogram. I really like them. I do not know what size exactly they are but probably a 5-7. The ends also are silver.

They are 13 inches long. Marked STERLING on the back of the holder. This dates them to be quite old as most sterling is marked .925 in the past years.
The tips are still good and functional.

seen anything like these?  any guess at what year?

And to add to something I started this morning, I have another silvery bling scarf started.
This is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the colorway Constellation
Using my number 13 glass straights for this one.

I like my circular needles but didn't have a number 13 in my stash except these glass ones.

So all is bling and bright here on the homestead!
So many chores to do today, but later this evening methinks I will be knitting by the woodstove watching a Christmas movie.
It's nice and sunny here in the mountains today but quite cold.
Sipping my second cuppa,

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Finished As You Like It knit scarf~~Mission Accomplished!

  I finished my As You Like It scarf I knit for a few weeks now off and on. All garter stitch. Used 25??? colors, lost count, of DMC 100% virgin wool from a huge bag for 5.00 I got back in the Summer at a junkin' store. I really like the colors and it's so ready for jeans, sweater and boots to accompany it.

And Miss Abigail is playing with her new Christmas toy and watching me.
We call him Tristan. I don't know how he got this name. But she loves him.
I mean. Really. Loves. Him.
It's not perfect but I like it just the way it is. It's actually about 72 inches long.
 One day at a time as we get nearer to Christmas. Each day brings up a new opportunity to make a positive difference in this world, create new warmth, read more books, knit, stitch, and anything that gives us balance in our lives.
The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost (my favorite poem)
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet, knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence;
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I---
I took the one less traveled by.
And that has made all the difference.
I hope this finds you snuggly, warm, safe, and happy.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Paying it Forward for Monday Mini no 3 Merry and Bright!

First, I want to thank you for being patient and for those who purchased no 2 in the Monday Mini series, I so appreciate your patronage!
Today, I have been so busy and in the middle of all the rush, someone special did something very kind for me today. I promised to pay it forward and I think that offering no 3 as a freebie this week is the plan!
So if you are looking for another sampler and a quick finish for the Christmas tree or gift tag, I hope you enjoy!

Merry and Bright
Monday Mini no. 3
copyright 2013
designed by Feathers in the Nest
Jennifer Ann Fox
In using this background you can barely see the pale color on the left but it is there!
Also one block on the right corner should be red.
Colors and linen of choice!
I would love to see pics of your finishes!
The inspiration for this little sampler is the toys back in the day that were around and on the Christmas tree. Remember the jacks to toss? Probably a vintage game now but I remember my brother getting those one year.
The toy soldier and the ornament brought much color into Christmas décor.
I hope this brightens up your week!