One for me, two for you

Posted by on Monday, February 14th, 2011

I’ve finally started knitting something for myself again!  This is the Winding River Cowl, knit in Spirit Trail’s luscious Birte in Case of the Blues.  I love all of Jen’s cashmere/silk/wool blends, but this one feels particularly decadent because of its weight.  I can’t wait to finish this, because I really want a chance to wear it before winter’s end.

These mitts will be wending their way to Michigan to warm a dear friend’s hands.  I hope she likes them.  I love the stitch pattern so much.  If I’m not careful, I’m going to end up making myself some Pomotamus knee socks.

Scott’s Railroad socks are done, and just in time.  His favorites suddenly have a mysterious hole in the leg.

I blame Yarrow, our wool-eating cat.  Thankfully, I have leftover yarn, so I plan to rip down to below the hole and just re-knit the top of the sock, rather than trying to darn such a big hole.  But that can wait until my cowl is done.

In the meantime, let’s have a  little giveaway!  I have some adorable pincushions hanging around my studio, and I’d love to find homes for them.  I made them in the style of a free pattern from Marcus Fabrics, but on a larger scale using squares from some charm packs I had around.  They’re stuffed with those plastic pellets used in some stuffed animals, so they won’t attract any beasties.  I think my favorite thing about these is their little button hats.  In mine, I keep needles poked through the button holes and pins of different sorts in the legs.

If you’d like to win one, leave a comment on this post by February 23.  I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winners.


Kashmir the first

Blue mustard:

Kashmir the second (which is a bit wonky)

Filed in blather,knitting,sewing | 26 responses so far

26 Responses to “One for me, two for you”

  1. The Joyful Quilteron 14 Feb 2011 at 8:55 pm 1

    These pin cushions are SO funky! What a fun item for any sewing room.

  2. Annaon 14 Feb 2011 at 10:20 pm 2

    The pincushions are very cute, Lanea!

    Hapy Valentine’s Day!

  3. Laurieon 14 Feb 2011 at 11:37 pm 3

    Adorable pincushions and great fabrics!

  4. Vickion 15 Feb 2011 at 12:06 am 4

    Your pincushions are as nice as your spindle bags.

  5. MarthaHon 15 Feb 2011 at 7:01 am 5

    All of your projects are lovely. I, too, am knitting a cowl out of Jen’s yarn. I’m using a skein of Helen yarn that I got in her monthly yarn club last year.

  6. bullwinkleon 15 Feb 2011 at 8:25 am 6

    Oooh lovely blues!

    Still love the pincushions 🙂 (Don’t enter me – Ned thinks that pincusions hold his private stash of cat toys. Best game ever: Chase with Mom!)

  7. Eleanor Novelloon 15 Feb 2011 at 9:02 am 7

    I love those pincushions and I could sorely use one!

  8. NutmegOwlon 15 Feb 2011 at 10:17 am 8

    Oh my goodness. Is that BLUE or is that BLUE? And stunning. I may have to get that cowl OTN, too, shameless copycat that I am. And I know there’s Birte in the stash … LOVE the coffeebeans – in person, these are just ridiculously cute.

  9. shaggyon 15 Feb 2011 at 10:40 am 9

    They are beautiful pin cushions, favorite is the black.

  10. Jeanneon 15 Feb 2011 at 10:53 am 10

    Those pincushions are total awesomeness! And yeah, the fingerless gloves are beautiful, I love the color of them and the stitch pattern. Now I’m off to check out the rest of your blog.

  11. Marty52on 15 Feb 2011 at 11:26 am 11

    These are adorable… I love the shapes!

  12. NanciKnitson 15 Feb 2011 at 3:26 pm 12

    Oh my….. I think they are pretty enough to display! Especially COFFEBEANS (hint hint). You had better come prepared to the KR Retreat this year. If I don’t win one, I’ll want to buy one!

  13. Carol Wardon 15 Feb 2011 at 3:34 pm 13

    The pincushions are so cute and I love all the pictures of your socks. Both Mike and Tara have asked for socks so they are next on my list ( although it’s a lot of fun to knit for Will right now).

  14. NanciKnitson 15 Feb 2011 at 4:37 pm 14

    Oh my….. I think they are pretty enough to display! Especially COFFEBEANS (hint hint). You had better come prepared to the KR Retreat this year. If I don’t win one, I’ll want to buy one!

  15. Nancyon 15 Feb 2011 at 5:02 pm 15

    So cute! I saw your post on the Ravelry Sewing group (I’m alphapeppers there). I love the red one!

  16. LisaMon 15 Feb 2011 at 6:44 pm 16

    Very cute! I love the Blue Mustard colors.

  17. KarenBon 16 Feb 2011 at 7:52 am 17

    Adorable — especially the coffee bean one!

  18. Maryon 16 Feb 2011 at 7:53 am 18

    What great pincushions! (I saw your post on the sewing circle)

    I love the blue mustard and kashmir ones!

  19. Elizabethon 16 Feb 2011 at 9:20 am 19

    Those mitts are gorgeous! I love the yarn.

  20. Kristiannaon 16 Feb 2011 at 9:29 am 20

    Those are fabulous mittens you’ve made! Love the pincushions too, especially the Blue Mustard and Coffeebean.

  21. Ilseon 16 Feb 2011 at 2:40 pm 21

    I would love to own one of those pin cushions. They are just adorable. This is my first time reading your blog. Love it.

  22. Elly Bahrion 17 Feb 2011 at 10:44 pm 22

    Those are some amazing FO’s! And the cushions look awesome!

    Thanks for the giveaway! C:


  23. kon 18 Feb 2011 at 10:08 pm 23

    I was going to not sign up since I won that little bag (which has my at-school knitting in it, thank you very much), until I saw the first Kashmir.
    How do you get so much done?

  24. gayleon 20 Feb 2011 at 8:28 am 24

    I love the pincushions so much that I just went and grabbed the pattern! (Great – another project I want to do. I already needed a daystretcher…)
    Love all your projects! (If you were knitting your cowl up here, you’d have *plenty* of time to wear it before winter’s end…)

  25. lellaon 24 Feb 2011 at 3:12 am 25

    I’m too late but I don’t care, those are adorable pin cushions! Congratulations on your many years blogging!

  26. Shirleyon 04 Mar 2011 at 2:45 pm 26

    How cute those are!

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