Sunday, October 4, 2015

Two finishes.........................


My Autumn glitter leaves are now hanging in the windows in my kitchen and family room area.  I am in love with them.  Some are hanging on a single clear elastic string, and others are grouped together in a small swag.


These photos do not do them justice.  They twirl slowly and gently, glistening as they catch the light.


Each one is different, just like the leaves on the trees.  I even got a compliment from my husband who frankly usually does not notice when I decorate the entire house for any holiday, let alone leaves in the windows.  I even like them in the evening when the lights from the kitchen reflect off of them.

  I am just tickled to death that the vision I had came out even better than I thought it would.  Don't you love it when that happens?  To see how these were made please visit my last post if you haven't already.


I did say two finishes didn't I?  You bet I did.  I have been relentless with myself, even though new yarn has been purchased, I have kept my head down and finished all the scarves for Little Buddy's therapists and teachers for school.   Seven in all.


They aren't very long, and goodness knows they won't be warm, but since we live in Florida they don't need to be.  They are decorative and I hope these people will understand what they are.  Remember the dishcloth/trivet fiasco of last Christmas?  Can you possibly mistake these for something other than a scarf?


Made with Patons Silk Bamboo with a size I hook.  I made these from the lovely Sue's, Queen Anne's Lace Scarf with matchmaking ends, pattern.  Sue takes you through a very thorough tutorial on how to get those ends to look the same.  It really makes a difference and makes the scarf look so much more finished.  Hop over and see her amazing directions.   Each scarf is a measly 100 yards, again not long enough to make a huge scarf but long enough for a quick present.  700 yards of yarn was used for this project, 700 I bought specifically for this at a great sale price.  Hooray, those seven presents are out of the way, and nothing was added to my stash, well nothing was used from my stash either if we are going to be completely honest.


As for you Flaum, you and I are about to get better acquainted.  I can't wait to cast on and get busy with you with this gorgeous Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine yarn in a soft gray.  I am so excited I plan on winding you up in a ball as soon as I am done with this post.  

Here is to a new month, a new week and a new project!

32 comments:

busybusybeejay said...

those scarves are gorgeous.What a lovely present.

Géraldine B. said...

oh oh !! very nice projects here !!! Love the leave ... have a lovely sunday !

Judy S. said...

Good for you on those scarves. Now I need to check out the pattern update as I made it once with Noro. It's a fun project, but wow, you did 7! That is impressive. I'm just starting to think of Christmas projects and you're lightyears ahead! Love your leaves, too!

20 North Ora said...

Good morning Meredith! Your Fall leaves are just beautiful! I love how they sparkle. Your scarves for the teachers are so pretty. Lucky teachers!

Have a great weekend.

Judy

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Your leaves are super Meredith - such gorgeous colours and such a sparkle! How did you make them? Are they starched to keep their shape? You have been busy so busy too with 7 scarves - they are so pretty.
Love the comment about your husband - the same goes here too!
Caz xx

mamasmercantile said...

Now they really are impressive scarves, a great gift. I love the leave they are such a great project for the season.

Janet said...

The leaves look wonderful - everyone should have some sparkle in their lives.
Beautiful scarves, ideal as gifts. I'm sure they will be much appreciated.
Enjoy your Flaum, the colour looks lovely, I'm a big fan of grey cardigans.

Teresa Kasner said...

You are something! I love your sparkly new fall leaves and I bet they bring a lot of visual zing to your home. You are so wonderful to make those gorgeous scarves for LB's teachers and therapists. Anyone would love one of those to jazz up an outfit. I bet they are soft, too! I bet you're excited to start on your new sweater. I look forward to seeing how it goes. I ordered a skein of yarn yesterday off Etsy after clicking on one of your blog links. Can't wait to show it to you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Nana Go-Go said...

Hey Girl, I sincerely hope those teachers appreciate all the time and effort it took to make those wonderful scarves. What gorgeous colours you've made them. I love those twinkling little leaves. I'm off to find out how you made them since I missed your last post! Have a good week, Meredith. x

Gracie Saylor said...

The only Queen Anne's Lace scarves I have made were in bright colors. Now that I have seen the elegant ones you made in classic solid colors, I am itching to make some more. The leaves you made are pretty, and just think, you don't have to rake them into piles to recycle them :) Flaum looks like a lovely project as well. Happy Stitching! xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Very pretty leaves! And if your husband noticed, then that is truly saying something. Look at all those lovely scarves. Amazing! Now that I'm not working, it's handmade/homemade all the way whether folks like it or not. ha! Have a great rest of the day. Tammy

CJ said...

The leaves are brilliant, what a clever idea. And I absolutely love the scarves, the pattern is fantastic. The cardigan will really suit you I think, it's a lovely elegant thing. Wishing you and yours a good week Meredith. CJ xx

CJ said...

Oh, I think I lost my comment. Apologies if this is my second one though. The leaves are brilliant, a really clever idea. And I love the scarves, such a gorgeous pattern, lucky teachers, you are spoiling them. The cardigan will really suit you I think, it's a lovely elegant thing. I shall look forward to seeing it progress. Wishing you and yours a good week Meredith. CJ xx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think the leaves are amazing. If I make some and hang them, Charlie will think they are kitty toys. :) Love the scarf, I have one I bought from Claudia a couple of years ago that is similar. Happy Fall!

Linda

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely scarves Meredith!! Your friends will be thrilled!!
And such an easy and fun way to decorate for fall with your glitter leaves!!
I'll have to do something like this with Sadie when she stays over in two weeks!!! So fun!!! My favorite season!!

Christina said...

You have been busy! I do like your glitter leaves, they are just perfect for the season. I bet the teachers will love their presents, the scarves will stand out from the usual gifts of chocolates. xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Both the leaves and the scarves are beautiful!! I am sure that none of the scarf recipients will mistake them for anything other than a beautiful scarf!! If they do then don't give them anything else! I think that a handmade gift will be a real treasure for them! xx

Chris said...

I love your leaves, they are so pretty and I bet they catch the light all day long. Your scarves are beautiful and they are such lovely thoughtful gifts. Props to you for getting gifts done so early!! It is a lovely pattern that your friend Sue designed. No about that Flaum!! Oh my !! And how crazy is this, my boss and I were discussing the very same pattern this past week!!! We were looking at different yarns and just generally having fun planning more projects! I can't wait to see yours. As you are so tall and slim it will look fabulous!!!!! The Jupiter Moon cotton is such a nice yarn it will be such a great piece!! Meanwhile I have yet to start my Zick Zack! Have a great week!

Betsy said...

Well, now I want to make some of those leaves even more, after seeing your completed project. They turned out beautifully. I'm sure the scarves will be much appreciated by all of the people that your little guys school. Have a wonderful week Meredith.
Blessings,
Betsy

Pradeepa said...

Both your glittery leaves and scarves are beautiful. I'm sure the teachers will appreciate the effort you put into creating their gorgeous presents.

Gillian said...

Your sparkly leaves are gorgeous and I just love the scarves. I made some of the Queen Anne lace scarves last year as presents. I don't think anyone could mistake one of these lovely scarves for anything else.

Jo said...

Hi Meredith, Just catching up with you, with lots it seems. You have been really busy. The leaves are just brilliant and I loved reading your post about the alpacas. Here's to another productive week. Jo x

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Those scarves are truly beautiful. You are quite the talent! And again, those leaves are so pretty.

Caffeine Girl said...

Wow, those leaves are stunning! Sometimes the simplest projects are the most rewarding.
Here, I get a similar view just looking out the window. The leaves are turning yellow and scarlet. If only they held onto these colors a little longer!

kathy b said...

Wow Lady you have been a knitting machine. Each of those scarves will be loved and appreciated.
Im off to look at your new project. mmmmmmm, it looks delicious in knit terms of course

Jennifer said...

Your scarves are beautiful and they will be much appreciated. I love the way your leaves turned out too! They look very pretty and sparkly. I think the mess was absolutely worth it. Little Buddy must be enjoying them too, I can see him getting excited about the sparkles. Hope you have a good week, Meredith.

kristieinbc said...

The autumn leaves are brilliant! And the scarves are a wonderful gift. I'm sure they'll be greatly appreciated! I do remember the dishcloth/trivet fiasco from last Christmas. :-)

linda said...

The scarves are beautiful Meredith I really hope that they appreciate your efforts. Love the leaves they have turned out perfectly have a great week. :) xx

Pammy Sue said...

These are so pretty and in great neutral colors! Just lovely. I bet all your coworkers and friends look forward to your gifts each year.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Nice! I like the Queen Anne's scarf pattern. I made my first one this year. I've been meaning to make one for my daughter, too, but haven't found the right yarn. I'll check out the Paton's.

Delia West said...

I love the leaves they are stunning and I can imagine them twinkling away :-) dee

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

Love your glittery leaves, and I really hope the scarf won't be mistaken for something else, as they look great... : )