Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Days Before Christmas.....



Not much I can show right now -- at least until after the Christmas gifts have been received -- but I can show a fun shawl I made.  

The chilly days require a little extra to keep a body warm -- so I made up (crocheted) a nice soft, warm, cozy shawl.  The top photo shows it finished -- I omitted the fringe the pattern called for -- don't like dangly stuff around my hands/wrists when I am typing, etc. This is a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn -- if you would like the pattern, click HERE. There is also a free pattern for the knitted version.

I like this one so much I already have about 12 inches done on a second.

11 comments:

Amy said...

Warm and cozy!

abeadlady said...

Ooooh! That looks toasty to me.

beadbabe49 said...

I didn't know you could change the name of your blog! (I'm always learning something new here...not gonna knit though...I'm a crochet girl)...

Carol said...

Nice Jackie! and I think we are going to need a little something extra on our shoulders this winter! Would be nice to take along to a resteraunt. You never know what to expect there!

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Amy & Arline -- thanks for dropping by -- it is always fund to stop by your blogs and I'm happy you visit here too.

BB -you can change the name of the blog but not the address -- I should have added crochetin' too -- but not enough room, LOL.

Carol -- what a great idea to take to the restaurant -- I usually freeze there -- will put one in my little tote next time. I started another one tonight in denim blues --- should go well with jeans, etc.

The Lone Beader said...

Very nice!!! Hope you're enjoying the season! :D

Pursuing Art... said...

Hi Jackie...I haven't swung by in awhile. Your shawl looks warm and cozy! But I really love the socks you've been knitting too...they are great!!! I've always wanted to try socks but I haven't because the gusset always scares me off! Good for you to teach yourself...looks to me like you've got it down pat!

Your gifts from Maggie and Lynn are beautiful! What thoughtful friends...I'm sure they brought a smile to your face!

If I don't get back by before the holiday...Merry Christmas to you and yours!!! ~Lisa ;-)

Gammie said...

Beautiful shawl, Jackie. Just make sure you don't give up your bead work. I miss your posts on the group.

Jeanne

Sunni said...

I wanted to drop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas,and I also want to tell you that is a beautiful shawl. You do such lovely work

Hugs,
Sunni

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

HELLO JACKIE, The shawl is beautiful. I can not knit a stitch. I would like to wish you and your DH a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

In April DH and I are going to Paducah maybe we all can have lunch either coming or going through your great state. Hugs Judy in Very Wintery Michigan

Maggie R said...

Merry Christmas Jackie....
This shawl is the perfect thing for this cold weather....
Hope you have a lovely time over the holidays and all the best in the New Year.
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie