|Version 1 of Snowflake 6|
Brianne and Brady loved their snowflake cushions. Brianne thought they looked great together on her black leather couch, but Brady said, nope, it was going in his room, with his Christmas quilt.
He LOVES quilts. He slowly went through the first quarter of my American Patchwork & Quilting magazine that I'd taken with me, studying the pictures and making comments. He really liked a particular Halloween quilt in that issue (I'm behind in my reading) and has asked me to make it for him! All right then. What Brady wants, Nana will do!
Brianne got a little bit of Christmas in her room as well:
This is All People Quilt's Roll It Up! pillowcase pattern, free on their website. I've made it many times. This fabric is from O'Susannah's Quilts and Gifts in Watkins Glen. Hey! I see they are having a viewing of the first episode of Season 5's Downton Abbey a month early!! Can. Not. Wait. for it to start, but I will have to wait until January 4. Don't you just love this modern Christmas fabric?
I also made Brady a new pair of warm flannel pajama bottoms:
And I made my mum a warm short scarf to be worn under her winter coat, so her neck and chest will be extra-warm this winter.
I've made two using this pattern where you knit 2 together and then put your wool forward and knit 1. It gives it the diagonal look and drape. The yarn is from Joann's, a 70% acrylic, 30% wool (I thought it had some wool in it, Mum!) which is made in Turkey. It is lovely and warm! I know I will be wearing my scarf I made last year when I walk Rocco today. We have had 4 days of gale-force winds, about 2" of snow and temperatures down in the 20s, brrr. We are all Florida dreaming...
|This was Monday, Nov. 17. Some melted, more fell, so it looks about the same today|
Rocco will be in his hoodie, that's for sure.
|It says "Don't Bully My Breed" on his back. Keeps his bare belly warm!|
Naala is the only one who isn't bothered by the cold. Thank goodness that we are on the west end of Lake Erie, so the Lake Effect Snow means that we got 2" whereas Buffalo got...well, a TON. Yowzers.
|Not too happy about wearing my hoodie, but I'll put up with it if it means I get a WALK!|