Friday, November 16, 2012

Your Stories and What's Up at the Farm

I have read all your beautiful stories of the women and men who have held special places in your lives in the comments section for the Color By Kristin Yarn Giveaway. How nice to have learned how all of you have been inspired by your families and friends. Each comment is a little look inside your own lives. The internet can be a wonderful place, can it not? If you haven't yet entered the big giveaway, you have until just before midnight tonight (November 16) to enter the giveaway.  

For the past FOUR days, our farmhouse has been invaded by three strangers. 


I must say that by the end of the day Thursday, these people were no longer strangers. 


Interest piqued? Next week I'll let you in on what's been going on.

Now it's onward to the next big project - our big Nicholas Family Thanksgiving celebration here at the farm. Thanksgiving has got to be one of the highlights of the year for our family. The cooking and prep and anticipation of seeing my sisters, brothers-in-laws, and Julia's cousins is starting to build. We make it as easy as possible with everyone bringing a part of the meal potluck style. It's always a great meal. I can't wait to hear what the kids have been up to. Luckily Mom and sister Lynn come a day ahead of time. I'm wondering if I should break out my pretty Felted Potholders to christen with turkey gravy or if I should just keep them hanging on my studio wall.


Last year I made all the girls my Felted Flower Zinnias. I knit and felted them and then attached a pin back to each.


Then I made napkin rings out of some old wool fabric that I also felted. You can see that some of the zinnias have knit-in bobbles and some have French knots. The table looked so pretty and colorful. I fear I cannot top that party favor. In fact I'm not going to try. But I do have something up my sleeve for fun.


The Felted Zinnia and Sunflower Pattern is a great project for holiday presents. You can knit these up quickly and I don't know anyone who doesn't like a pretty flower. I knit them in Julia last year but my new Color By Kristin will work too. The PDF pattern is available on my shop page here, on Ravelry here, or click the button below for instant delivery. The cost is $6.00 and the PDF is loaded with great ideas. Have a great weekend everyone!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was lucky to pick up some Julia from a yarn store's discontinued bin :-) it's precious. I love how your flowers look. I love both of your books and the cool patterns , so what's a girl to do?

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Helen Hart said...

Oh Kristin, can't wait to see what these people are up to. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Co. said...

Oh, thats great, i like it.
Corina from germany