Sunday, October 18, 2015

FINISHES

These socks have been on my needles since last winter.  I think I was procrasti-knitting  : )

Anyway............they are finally finished so I have one stocking stuffer at least



I entered a knitters fibre swap and got a package all the way from Japan!  I am really happy with the yarns I was sent. Lots of knitting in my future with these pretties


My little grandson arrived ahead of schedule by 2 weeks.  I met him just a few hours after he was born.  The next day before we went out for another visit, I knit up this super soft chunky blanket.
One can't arrive empty handed ya know


The yarn is Bernat Mega Bulky in the colour linen.  I cast on 30 stitches on 19mm needles and just did some simple stocking stitch with some garter stitch thrown in. I went through 2 balls in a couple of hours and was done!

The best finish of all is this:


Here is the little sweet pea.  He is THE cutest thing! My son and his wife are just in awe of him.
Now I really must get those feather blocks sewn so I can get his quilt finished !

If you need me, I'll be knitting some teeny tiny things : )

linking up with Wool on Sundays

25 comments:

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! He is precious. He's going to love that blanket and baby boots - both are so cute.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! He is precious. He's going to love that blanket and baby boots - both are so cute.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cutie!

Doreen Auger said...

What a total Sweetie!!!!! Enjoy....................and spoil (that's in your "contract"...LOL!!!!)

Leslie said...

Socks, yarn and blanket are gorgeous, but nothing can top a grandson that handsome. Best Wishes to all.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

OK, all those projects...but I am distracted...that baby is just adorable! Such a handsome little boy!! Congrats!

Nancy said...

You have some great finishes there, Carla, but the best finish is your adorable new grandson. He looks positively huggable! Congrats.

Afton Warrick said...

He is adorable!

Brandie said...

He is just adorable! A little man already. Lucky you!

Needled Mom said...

He has such beautiful features. Enjoy those baby snuggles......they are fleeting.

Kim said...

Your grandson is perfect. Is he only a few hours in this photo....he is beautiful. Obviously he was in a hurry to meet you and wasn't going to wait any longer. Were those lovely socks really on your needles all that time....that is not like you Carla. I will have to get the whip out. =) Oh my goodness you whipped up the lovely blanket in next to no time. It is lovely; such a perfect colour and it looks so snugly soft. Have fun stitching and knitting for your wee one.

Dawn Hughes said...

Lucky Baby J, what a beautiful blanket you knit for him,,,he is so adorable. Lots of cuddles for you...

Marie said...

Congratulations, Carla, your family is really growing and this addition is just as lovely as the last one. I know you are in your glory with it all and have lots of wonderful patterns and plans on the list of goodies for them all.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Awww, what a bonny bairn! Congratulations!

Melody said...

He is the MOST beautiful baby. Congratulations to all.

Janine said...

Your new grandson is beyond adorable! And such a lucky little boy to have that chunky blanket and a quilt to come :) Your socks are great too :)

Janine said...

Your new grandson is beyond adorable! And such a lucky little boy to have that chunky blanket and a quilt to come :) Your socks are great too :)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Adorable grandson! Have fun knitting tiny (and occasionally chunky) things for him.
Socks stay on my needles for a year as a rule as I am such a slow knitter.

FlourishingPalms said...

He's an adorable little boy, Carla. I can sure understand how your son and DIL are in awe of him. Though maybe by now those sleepless nights are catching up, and there's not so much awe and wonder. :-) Your knitting is lovely, and it seems you're into green yarn. No doubt you'll have fun whipping up more adorable knitted items. You're talented!

Donna quilts said...

Congratulations Carla! He is a beautiful baby. I see lots of knitting and sewing in your future!!

sasseym said...

so cute!! and so much hair!!

Willit Neverend said...

What a gorgeous baby! I'm sure he will love his blanket. I have never knitted with bulky wool, but it always looks amazing, yet it sounds so simple.

JoZart Quilts said...

Your new member of the family is so adorable. I love to see your beutiful quilts but he eclipses them this time.
congratulations and best wishes,
Jo in Liverpool, England

Sarah said...

Love the socks - the new owner will be very lucky!!
Did I miss the new grand's name? He is so sweet! Congrats!

OPQuilt said...

Congratulations! on the birth of your newest grandie. I love that last photo, with that sweet smile. And you are amazing to whip up that blanket just like that! A lovely post about a lovely few memories.