Wednesday, April 11, 2012

sewing cabinet and some knitting

I'm very tired today after my trip yesterday. I've been doing some knitting which I mentioned yesterday. I took this little baby afghan to get started on in the car. I found the cotton yarn in my stash along with the colorful boucle and thought it would be perfect for a little blanket.

I just have to sew in the tails on this putter sock that my son requested.

And, my larger afghan is all done except for a few ends to sew in.

I've been doing more knitting because my husband has been working on my sewing cabinet. It is only a cheap Canadian tire one and I was always uncomfortable because my machine sat on top. It was too high. so I ordered an insert for it. here you see the cabinet with the hole cut in the top.

Here it is with my machine in it and the insert which I haven't even removed the paper coating form yet. You can just make out the shelf he inserted to hold the machine. I can't wait to try it. It is almost at the perfect height now.
While away in the capitol, Fredericton, yesterday for a doctor's appointment, I made it to a fabric store and an art store. I've been reading and looking at what this blogger does with Twinkling H2O's and wanted  to try a few.
Now I'm off to the first class in an arthritis society Pain Management Course that I signed up for.
I'm linking to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network. go check out all the great things being done there!

12 comments:

elle said...

oh, gee, Holly. I hope the course is very successful. I'd do an insert like that as the sewing cabinets have expensive lifts and I don't know about you but I never have my machine down.

rtquilter said...

Love the sewing cabinet! Lucky you. Good luck with the twinkles!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

nice Holly.....I love the new machine setup

Kit Lang said...

love the putter sock! :)

M-R said...

Lucky you to be getting a sewing cabinet! I love your afghan, Holly. Good luck with the course!

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

Wow that is a lot of pretty projects. Hey - my mom is a smoker and she once took the bus from SK to AB to see me at the end of my first pregnancy. You should have seen the long, long, long afghan she knit to keep herself from going crazy! lol I still have it and it's so funny ; )

~Monika
who can be seen crocheting in the passenger's seat... hehe

Rayna said...

Ah, knitting is a joy, but my bursitis keeps me from doing much of it these days. Lucky you, to have an altered sewing cabinet. I'm still sewing on a bridge table.

Your comment about my #73 resonates - it reminds me of windows, too. Everything I do these days seems to be about windows and buildings. Hmmm...

Rayna said...

Ah, knitting is a joy, but my bursitis keeps me from doing much of it these days. Lucky you, to have an altered sewing cabinet. I'm still sewing on a bridge table.

Your comment about my #73 resonates - it reminds me of windows, too. Everything I do these days seems to be about windows and buildings. Hmmm...

Rayna said...

Ah, knitting is a joy, but my bursitis keeps me from doing much of it these days. Lucky you, to have an altered sewing cabinet. I'm still sewing on a bridge table.

Your comment about my #73 resonates - it reminds me of windows, too. Everything I do these days seems to be about windows and buildings. Hmmm...

Margaret Applin said...

I'm so happy for you. You will have your sewing machine back and better than new!!!! Now you can continue making fantastic fiber art. Your knitting is soooo beautiful!! I never got the hang of two needles and always defaulted to crochet :)

Regina said...

Lovely knitting, and congrats on your "new" table. I'm always modifying my tables, and was lucky a while back to get a big old computer table with a well for the key board which fits my Juki.

Grandma Coco said...

Socks for golf clubs! What a cool idea. I have golfers in my life and yet I never thought of that as a gift. Thanks for the inspiration.