Thursday, January 21, 2016

A JANUARY FINISH

It's a small finish but a finish just the same.  This little pillow was for no other reason than I wanted to make it : )  I really love how it turned out


  A few weeks ago, I asked hubby if he would make me some ginormous knitting needles for a project I had planned.  I came home from work the other day and they were standing by my chair !


They are 5 feet tall


Here I am knitting a swatch.  I've taken on a project that is both exciting and terrifying at the same time.  More on that in the coming days/weeks.


It's so fluffy and soft.  Reminds me of Pavlova........minus the fruit : )


I'm linking up with Granny Maud's Girl for selfish sewing
and Finish It Up Friday and
wool on Sundays

have a lovely week-end

36 comments:

quiltmania said...

Love the knitting needles. You'll build up lots of muscles using them!!!!

Robby H. said...

Love the needles AND that you're using them. You should be able to whip up something to keep you cozy in no time.

Kim said...

I must say I am enthralled with those needles. How brilliant. I'm guessing you won't be knitting on the bus with those beauties. As for your gorgeous knit pillow, you will have to find somewhere special to put that pretty. =)

Karen S said...

The fabrics in your pillow are gorgeous. Love the end result.
It will be interesting to see the results of your knitting project.

Melody said...

I love how it turned out too.

Megan said...

Intriguing! The knitting looks like a scene from Gullivers Travels!

ES said...

Those knitting needles!!!! Hilarious!!! Next I wanna see you use two tooth picks to knit something tiny!!!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Oh my my, Carla, your knitting looks amazing! How wonderful you have home made needles! I love your pillow! x Teje

Archie the wonder dog said...

I hope those enormous needles are made from lightweight wood!! Can't wait to find out what you're doing!

Jayne said...

I love your pillow! I never knew there were knitting needles that big...holy cow! You are going to have linebacker shoulders by the time you are finished!

Sapphire said...

Love the needles and the knitting.

Needled Mom said...

Those are SERIOUSLY BIG knitting needles!!! I love that overhead photo and your pillow is perfect.

rachel said...

Wow! That is amazing! When you said large needles, I was thinking a size 15 or something! Not 5 foot needles. Can't wait to find out what you are working on. And a high five to your husband, too for making them! What a guy!

Kathleen OGrady said...

Oh my, those are awesome!! Love the overhead photo, very cool! I can't wait to see more! You might be starting a whole new trend!

Janine said...

I can't wait to see what you knit with those! And your pillows really cute!

Debbie At The Quilt Journal said...

OMG! They are ginormous is right!!! The yarn looks so soft and fluffy- should feel great!
I love your little pillow too!

the momma said...

Oh my goodness! Those are amazing!! (my hands hurt just thinking about using them) Soo curious to see what exactly you're up to!
(I adore your floors!!)

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Wow you have a handy husband indeed (and let me tell you that when I first started using social media I thought DH meant designated handyman).

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love both the pillow--and those needles!!

Sharon - IN said...

Fantastic! I have to show this to my DIL who knits!

Tiffany said...

What?! Those needles! I really can't wait to see what you end up with!

Ladyquiltsalot said...

I too cannot wait to see what you work up with those beauties!

Paula said...

I love the cushion, it's fun and combines both my favourite colour (purple) and a favourtie pastime of mine. I can't wait to see what you are going to do with the giant knitting. Your swatch looks amazing and would make for a gorgeous blanket. I'd love to try out some supersized knitting myself at some stage, the results always look magnificent to me. I look forward to seeing what you are going to create.

W-S Wanderings said...

ACK!!!! Five-foot tall knitting needles! I want some just to have as a display! I love that shot of you knitting with them. I cannot wait to see what you create.

And that pillow? *Swoon*

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Those needles are HUGE! I can't knit with little ones. I'd never manage with those. Looking forward to seeing what you are making with them.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Oh WOW! How do you manage? Don't they get heavy? (one more question, sorry) What difference does the size make? I can't knit, obviously or maybe I'd have some of the answers. I do sew, however, and love (LOVE) your pillow!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Your hubby made those? I wondered where one would buy such giant knitting needles. I know my local knitting show doesn't stock them! :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow - those knitting needles pretty much leave me speechless :*) Can't wait to see your project. Love the pillow too - isn't it lovely to sometimes make something just for us?

FVITH said...

That knitting is amazing!

I love the cushion, too. I imagine it must make you smile every time you see it.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Love the pillow . . . but those knitting needles are amazing. I can't believe you can knit with them. Can't wait to see what you're doing.

dq said...

You've certainly got me curious with those giant knitting needles. Great photo so show how large they really are!

I am also joining Carla's "Bee, Myself, and I" group so I'll be checking in.

Janine said...

I love your cushion and those needles are amazing! I don't know how you are managing to knit on that scale but I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your project :)
Thank you for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

Nita said...

wow, that is really cool!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

Those needles are AMAZING!! I can't wait to see the finished project! (And now I'm pondering how I could make gigantic needles... of course, I need to wait until the boys are grown to do it. Otherwise, they would be weapons. Oy.)

Jenny said...

What on earth are you knitting? And how do you manage such huge needles? Guess I will have to wait and see!!

Deb said...

Love the HUGE needles!! And love the KnIT pillow, too!