Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This and That....

I thought I'd post a few pictures of some projects I've done over this past summer. Here is our grandson, Ari, wearing a little Icelandic-style cardigan which I knit for him. It's made from Sandnes yarn, in a lovely variety called Mini Alpakka. I'm also working on two cabled vests right now, one for Ari and one for big-brother Axel. They're being worked in a denim-coloured cool-wool Merino by Lana Grossa.
Hopefully, they'll be done for Christmas! !

Mormor loves her little sweeties!!!

I've also been hand-stitching some blocks on my second Dear Jane project, called "Kaffe Meets Jane"! It's been a colourful process and really fun, as well! I now have 27 blocks completed. There was a time when I would never have dreamt of putting all of these wonderful shades together in one quilt, but then, never say never!!

I'm also in the process of adapting a table-runner pattern from the talented Norwegian designer, AnnAka, into a door-hanging for my Mom.

Mom lives at a care-facility and during my recent visit with her, I thought it would be nice to make a quilt for her door with her name on it. Lots of the residents have difficulty finding their way back to their rooms, as all the doors look alike!
I actually have the same problem myself, when I visit with Mom!! ;o)
After I get this completed, Mom and her neighbours will know exactly who lives behind the door with the roosters on it!!
Stay tuned for the finished results!!

Well, this post was definitely
a bit of this and a bit of that!
I'll sign off with pictures
of my parents from this past
March 4th, on their 62nd
I think they're such sweet
They look so happy with
the flowers I sent them.
I chose matching bouquets
of red and white,
the national colours of both
Canada and Denmark.


heather said...

Lovely projects!

Dolores said...

Thank you. It was so nice to see your projects and photos of your lovely family - grandchildren and parents.

Stephanie said...

Lucky little sweeties to have a grandma to knit them cute things! What a terrific idea for you Mom's door. Just love that Norwegian motif.

Lynda said...

What gorgeous little guys (and cardigan). I love your pretty Dear Jane blocks - especially the pink stripe.

Terri said...

What beautiful projects Mary Ann! I love that you're doing another DJ in such pretty fabrics.
Thanks for hsaring the pictures of the boys and your mom and dad.