Friday, September 12, 2008


A few entries back, I showed you the book I bought with this July Angel in it. I have decided to stitch it, minus the July.
I don't like the colors they did it in, pink. I want her to have Red, White and Blue so I changed the pinks to shades of red. I am doing it on 18 count aida cloth that Heidi gave me. It said to make it on 14 count. So far so good. I started it on Wednesday.
I found this yarn at a super bargain at Joann Fabrics so I thought I better snap it up to make the prayer shawl I wanted to knit from the Debbie Macomber book.

This is the shawl. I think of the stories from Blossom Street and the people when I do a Debbie Macomber pattern. This one is going to be a wedding gift for the character Alix and is being made in Lydia's knitting class in the book Back on Blossom Street.

This is yarn I bought in Holland. It is for a pair of socks.

This is a sock book I got in a swap gift. Maybe I will try the cover page socks. Not sure yet. Anyway, these are upcoming projects.


Beatrice said...

That is going to be very pretty ...your changes do it justice.
Enjoy the new projects!

Sweetie said...

I think that the red, white, and blue will be ideal for the angel. I am amazed at how beautiful the socks in the picture are. A dear friend made me a prayer shaw. I will take a photo and post it soon.

Linda said...

Hi, Nancy, the July Angel is so pretty and I like the changes you are making...I think much more patriotic with reds rather than pinks.
Love both the sweet sweaters for Zoe. Your latest is too cute with the buttons and personalized...I know she can hardly wait to see you and is going to love her sweater.
Enjoyed all the trip pictures, I can only imagine what it would be like being on one of those gorgeous yachts. Have a happy weekend...hugs, Linda

Saskia said...

Hi Nancy,
Love the angels, and I'm a little bit jealous that you have Jo-ann's at youre fingertips!!..
Can't wait to go back Jo-ann's again.
but maybe I have to wait longer than fall 2009 because my family had to leave because of Ike.
Probely they have no more home after Ike, because they live right on the Golf of Mexico.
I'm praying they will be save.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming by.I love your work.I so wish I could do this,but this is just something no one in my family did.
I really love the socks.

Carolien said...

Your angel looks great, Nancy. And oh some memories for me with that yarn for the socks: my aunt used to live in the same street of the wool factory of this yarn, the so called 'Scheepjeswol' in Veenendaal. Memories, memories! I look forward to see your knitting projects ...
Have a nice week & hugs, Carolien

Heidi said...

You are ever busy little mother! I think your angel is going to be so pretty when she is done. She looks like she has a flag for a skirt. :)
I love the prayer shawl and the choice of yarn!!!

It is time to get dressed and go to the dentist. I am going to concentrate on things like you sleeping away peacefully there while I am sitting in the chair. I hope it will make me less afraid this time. I will let you know how it went when I get back...

Love and hugs ~

Linda said...

Hi Nancy, I hope all is well and you had a nice weekend. I've been cleaning and putting some touches of Fall out.
I wanted to tell you we loved the Kitty Kat mugs too and asked if we could purchase two. At first the owner said no, they were really just for the cafe. I guesss we looked so disappointed she changed her mind...she is a very sweet lady and made our day.
That is the mug I start my day's such nice way to remember our fun trip. Hugs, Linda

Solstitches said...

Great post Nancy!
I love the upcoming knitting projects you have planned.
The socks are pretty and they look very cosy as well.
What a lovely pattern from the Debbie Macomber book and great yarn to go with.
I love your angel project. Good for you on making her your own by changing the colours in her gown.