Friday, March 20, 2015

On the Needles Fri. Mar. 20, 2015 and a quilt challenge!

It's been a little while since I posted an "On the Needles" post - not because I don't have any knitting on the go (far from it!), but because some days, it feels like I don't have time to brush my teeth, leave alone blog about something that I have to take a picture of, and explain.  Don't go thinking that today isn't one of those days, because it sure was, but I have ulterior motives!
First though, is one of my "excuses" for failing to blog - we have a house guest!  Isn't she adorable? Try to ignore my hubby in the background...
This little girl was born a few days ago, and it was a pretty tough experience for her mom - a first-timer.  By the time Lambie was born, her mom basically decided that her part in this drama was over - which means that we are, for the time being, her foster parents.  Hubby brought her home from the farm, and we bottle feed her 4 times a day.  She's in a pen in our family room.  It sometimes freaks me out in the morning - I get up, usually not quite ready to be awake and up-an-at-'em, and I hear a plaintive little voice from downstairs, announcing that she's awake and wants us to do something for her - and really, could you resist that adorable little face?  I can't!
Anyway, I do have a knitting project to share - it's the Boreas Infinity Scarf, a free pattern on Ravelry.  I recently got this beautiful sock yarn online from KnitPicks, and decided to knit something other than socks with it.  I'm not a big fan of scarves - usually having something around my neck drives me crazy, but this scarf looks promising!  I try to work at least 2 rounds every day (that's 480 stitches!)

And finally, I came across a quilt challenge the other day - Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting the 5th annual "Hands2Help" charity quilt challenge, and this year, she has a Canadian site to donate our quilts to!  I also found a few new quilt ideas online, so I'm signing up so I'll have an excuse to make those quilts!  You'll have to check in regularly to see what I'm making.  Plus I still have my "ALYoF" project to finish by month's end - yikes!  I'd best get sewing!


  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Jannette!!

  2. That is the cutest little house guest I've seen in a while. Do you raise sheep for a business? Your infinity scarf is such a beautiful color. Thanks for the link to the pattern too.

  3. Wow. Love the cowl and lambie!

  4. What a sweet little lamb! Love the cowl, too. Now I need to check out the pattern; thanks for the link.