Gold and Slippers

October is already speeding away, and I feel like I’ve hardly gotten anything done. Being sick with a nasty cold for a week did a lot to set me back. And with the rush of Thanksgiving, Creativ Festival and Halloween, I feel like the month will be over before I know it.

I’ve hardly had a chance to put needle to fabric this month. All I’ve done is make a small start on the outer border of Enchanting Lair’s Kitchen Blessings. I really like the look of the dark gold for the inside border and the lighter, brighter gold for the outside. The light gold is the same colour I used for the characters in the centre, but I am using one strand of silk for the border and I used two for the characters.

Kitchen Blessings by Enchanting Lair (WIP, border close-up)

I have finished the second pair of slippers I was knitting for charity. The pattern is Grown-Up Booties by Ysolda Teague. (It used to be a free pattern, but is now part of her Whimsical Little Knits 1 booklet.) Here’s what they look like before being sewn up and all finished. The yarn is Vanna’s Choice in colour Dusty Blue.

Grown-Up Booties by Ysolda (one finished and one not)

And, lastly, it is busy around the Internet today. You can enter Missy Ann and Annette’s 31 Days of Halloween Giveaway over at Missy Ann’s today. You can enter to win a fabulous prize package from Mel over at Epic Stitching. And, lastly, you can enter to win the book Stitch Sampler over at Needle n’ Thread. I’d like to win all three, so maybe you shouldn’t enter. 😉 Just kidding! Best of luck to everyone!

And one very last thing, Lindsay over at Caring Stitcher is hosting a PIF giveaway. Head over here to read all about it.

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1 Responses to Gold and Slippers

  1. Pauline says:

    Kitchen Blessings is coming along and I agree with you, the lighter gold on the outside of the border sets off the inner border. Cute slippers too, you are always knitting such interesting things!

    The koala in my pic is an adult male, and he was big and very heavy! Who would have thought gum leaves could weigh so much!