My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Woolly Post

There's been a bit of yarny goodness going on here in our neck of the woods.
First up, I've finished another one of my Royal vests (pattern *here*)..such a cute pattern to make, I sure hope they're wearable! (The first one is in my last blogpost).
And you can see I had fun finding enough matching buttons for this one too!
I've never really knitted with variegated wool before and I do like the effect it has in these.

Long time readers may remember YD's knitting adventures a year or so ago. Her wee dog who lives here with us has quite a wardrobe of beautiful hand knitted garments. Her and her hubby also have two other dogs and she's decided the youngest one has been getting too cold lately. So she's taken up knitting dog jerseys again. Here's the first one she's knitted for him —
And here's another —
This dog was rescued off the streets so I would say he landed on his feet with YD and her hubby :-)
Who knows, she might venture into knitting baby clothes for her sister one of these days!

Meanwhile ED is bombarding my messenger page with photos like this —
ED and I are making a Zookeepers Blanket (pattern *here*). Half the squares will have a grey backgound, and the other half will be white. 
She's using the grey
and mine are white.
As you can see I'm getting a bit behind!
Or is it her zooming ahead?!
And to reassure my quilty friends, I have done some sewing this week.... can you guess the theme for this quilt?
We had an early start this morning with our final milking for the season...the last miking always takes a long time with preparing the cows for the winter. The MOML is looking forward to a few sleep ins while the cows are dry :-)
But the early morning means I need to sign off and get to bed now!
Happy stitches,

19 comments:

Raewyn said...

Thanks for visiting!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you always stay busy if it is not work on the farm then knitting and quilting. It will be nice to not get up in the morning for milking I bet

Kim said...

I love the variegated wool in those pretty vests. The buttons are a perfect match. Sweet dogs......how lucky are they to be stretched out in front of that cosy fire. Your zookeeper crochet squares are adorable.....love these sweet critters. Is that Piglet I spy with my little eye??

Anthea said...

So busy with the yarns Raewyn! Such lovely work and of course our doggo's need to be kept warm... they look great in the jumpers by the fire!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great jumpers. I see a piglet in the future. I was never around dairy cows, so I wasn't aware that you quit milking them. I keep giggling about the dog sweaters.

kiwikid said...

The dog jumpers are wonderful. Love the crochet animals squares. You will both be happy to have a break from milking for a while 😆 the varigated wool looks wonderful.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I thought I felt some one happy dancing today here--must of been you with the milking being done for the year!!!! Those are cute animal squares--and love the little knit top--
enjoy, di

Jenny said...

The zoo blankets are going to look great. Sadly I failed when trying to learn crochet! Looks like a dog head on your new sewing project.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I think it would be so nice to have a break from milking cows. Unfortunately that's not how it goes on this farm.

The dogs are fortunate to have such a loving owner. The afghan you and your daughter are crocheting is very cute. Blessings!

Fiona said...

The zoo blocks are so fun and so clever .... lucky dogs - it is getting cold here too now... the variegated yarn does give a good look....
Hugz

Needled Mom said...

I love those cute little animal squares. I'll bet those dogs are enjoying the warm sweaters with the colder temperatures.

Enjoy the milking break.

Julie said...

Your vests are gorgeous Raewyn .... I was watching Sid playing yesterday (& it was SO cold here) & I thought to myself, he needs a little vest so his arms are free. Those dogs look gorgeous by the fire. Have a great weekend Raewyn. You will be looking forward to the cows being dry. More creating time :-)

Maria said...

Lots of lovely playing with yarns by all. Love those animal squares...
Piglet is looking good too.

Sue said...

I love knitting like you do Raewyn. Great to do for the dogs, although our Border Collie farm dog would think I'd gone mad if I made one for her. Trouble is in auckland it doesn't usually get cold enough for us to wear lovely knitted jerseys. Love what you've made Raewyn. 😊

Maureen@MysticQuilter said...

Oh I love the knitted coats for the doggies !!

I am said...

Hi Raewyn lots of beautiful knitting,both you and your daughter do beautiful work,well done to you both xx

Suz J said...

Lots of fun happening at your place! Knitting and crochet are such winter activities.

Karen S said...

It has been the perfect time to sit in front of the fire and knit. Love seeing your second vest completed and looking gorgeous.
I agree that those dogs have landed on their feet. How lovely that they are treated to warm jumpers!
I am loving the zookeeper blocks. lots of great and great to do together. That is special.
I hope you are enjoying those morning sleep ins. I know they don't go for too long but make the most while you can.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Going backwards catching up on reading :) I think some of those zookeeper blocks might be easy enough for me to try... I really love them! xx