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The Old and The New


Wow!  How did it get to be 2013?  Life just continues to fly by, doesn’t it?

I haven’t even looked at what I completed for projects in 2012.  In fact, I’m guessing my completed projects page is hopelessly incomplete.  Maybe I’ll fix it today, or maybe not!

I do have a couple of 2012 finishes to show you.  First up is Sartorial.  It was a three week mystery cowl from Star Athena.  The yarn was De-Vine from Blue Moon Fiber Arts.  Yep!  I got sucked in by Tina and her gorgeous yarn again.

I’m not in love with this cowl.  I love the yarn and it was fun to knit, but I just don’t think I’ll wear it.  Good thing I’m a process knitter.

This was a really quick scarf to knit up!  It’s called Twist and Flounce.  It’s knit with Plucky Bulky.  I don’t remember what the color was called, and I’m too lazy to look for it.  This one is being gifted to a mom that needs a hug.  I really enjoy knitting a project for someone and taking that time to pray for them.


This finish makes me really happy.  I love it!!!  Introducing Fiar.

I think I’ll wait and do a better post on her once it’s off the floor in my bathroom.  I’ve mentioned before that I love blocking finished projects.  I’ve been trying to put my house back in order after the Christmas break, and every time I walked into my bathroom yesterday, this made me smile.  It’s lined up so perfectly.  It’s in order!!!

And…there’s something else blocking.  I’ll do a detailed post on that soon as well.


For those of you that are wondering why I block stuff in my bathroom, I will tell you why.  Two words.  Heated floors.  Stuff dries really quickly!

It looks to me like I need to knit something other than stuff that goes around my neck.  I do wear a lot of this kind of thing, but I only have one neck.  I’m getting old, but not old enough to grow my own turtleneck yet.  (That was a book written by a Christian comedian, but it’s out of print.)

While I’m thinking about it, I’m going to make a list of stuff I’m going to blog about in the near future.  That way I won’t forget.

1.  One, possibly two, scrap quilts.

2.  A sweater I dug out of the back of the drawer.  I think I started it ten or twelve years ago.

3.  A new pet in our house.  Frankie is in heaven.

4.  New spinning stuff.

5.  How about a few new recipes I’ve tried that are yummy?

Anything else you want to hear about?  I haven’t complained about laundry, although that’s the plan for tomorrow.

Tonight I’m feeding 25 kids, so I better get busy!!!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

9 thoughts on “The Old and The New

  1. Happy New Year, Maria! I have enjoyed following your adventures in 2012 and look forward to seeing what you have in store for 2013. You are always a great inspiration!

    Where did you get your blocking boards? I have been looking to replace some that I recently lost, and the ones you use look perfect for my needs. Amen to heated floors! I think they were originally designed by a knitter needing to speed up the blocking process. :)

    Joan in Alaska

    • knitpicks,com has them, but so does building supply stores. They’re used quite often for play room flooring. I’ve seen them at Lowe’s and Home Depot — although usually in bright colors.

  2. So Sorry to hear about Frankie…Carolyn in Iowa

    • oh…I love your knitting projects. Someday I hope to be ablt to learn how to knit! for now I will just admire your skills!

  3. I’ve been looking at: which looks quite similar to your BMFA cowl above, but I like the scrunched look. Plus it’s WW yarn that should knit up FAST. All your stuff is pretty colors.

    Please reassure Carolyn about Frankie — I believe she read that wrong!

  4. What colorway did you use for Sartorial?? I absolutely love it!

  5. Thanks for the heated floor tip!
    I appreciate you allowing us to share in your life—your family, your travels and your creations.
    You bring something special to my life.

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