Monday, November 12, 2012

Daphne and Delilah

I had quite the shock last week to find out that the baby knit I was working on - the Daphne and Delilah monsters - needed to be complete this week.  I have no idea how these things sneak up on me so quickly.  It was time to get cracking this weekend.  The Colorado weather helped - it was cooooold with a little snow.  Truly a lock yourself indoors with the fire on type of a weekend.  Hmm perfect.  (Well, not entirely perfect - seems some bug is working its way around the family so we've all been a little ugh!)

But, in the words of Dora the Explorer "I did it!"  (Erm, yes this was the type of show that was on the box.  Not in my top 10 choices, but an under-the-weather girly was soothed by this, so who am I to complain :)

Proudly presenting the quite festive Daphne and Delilah pair:

Daphne and Delilah

I'm learning that my choice in colour can often be influenced by the season.  I hadn't intentionally picked the colours, but I am pleased that it does feel a little Christmassy.

Pattern:  Daphne and Delilah by Rebecca Danger
Yarn:  Lion Brand Cotton Ease  (I did not use the yarn doubled as the pattern suggests, but did go down 2 needle sizes)
Needles:  US 6 dpns
Mods:  I use felt for the eyes and teeth, and blanket stitch these onto the monsters.

Daphne and Delilah

I had some yarn left and was able to whip out another hat for Project Love.

Project Love Hat #2

But now I shift my attention to Bertie's Blankets:  the 3 blankets that I'd like to put together for Trinity Hospice in memory of my Dad.  Thanks to all who offered to help.  You can follow the progress over at http://BertiesBlankets.blogspot.com.  I started the coastal-coloured afghan:

Berties Blanket #1

Mum, if you are reading this, I am still working on your quilt too :)))  All the squares have been made for the quilt top, I'm now in the process of assembling them (while trying to ensure that I keep the layout intact).  Getting close now xxx

pink back

Hope you had a lovely weekend,
Sam
xxx

6 comments:

Wens said...

I love those little monsters Sam! The pocket for the little one is just the best! You've been really busy.

Kepanie said...

What a pretty quilt. My gosh, all those little pieces that had to be sewn together.
The monster set is too much! I love it and so awesome you got to add a hat to it as well. Talk about getting bang for your buck w/that yarn.

Ginx Craft said...

Your quilt looks amazing. All those squares!

StarSpry said...

Daphne and Delilah are adorable! So is the little hat for Project Love :)

Your Mum's quilt is looking beautiful! You've been really busy. I hope everyone is feeling better now!

Nat at Made in Home said...

The quilt looks massive, an amazing project! Love the little monsters!

Yarny Days said...

How cute are those monsters! And what a beautiful quilt!