Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pumpkin Sunrise Gift...


Monday afternoon I received the most wonderful gift in the mail.  Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise had a give-away of these beautiful handmade (by her talented sister) stitch markers.  I am the lucky winner and so excited to have these beauties!!  They will be put to lots of good use.  Karen is another knitting-addict with the cutest little sidekick, Frodo (her Schnauzer).   I love seeing all the amazing projects she knits and reading of her life!!  


For all the knitters out there, she did a wonderful post on socks yesterday and is going to continue with more!  While I am not a sock knitter (made one pair... they stay stuck in a drawer...  I just don't wear socks.), she almost made me want to try to love them... because SHE is so passionate about them.  Thank you so much, Karen.  I will treasure these gorgeous stitch markers!!


The background for the stitch markers is my current project.  Grrrrr.  I found the UFO (unfinished object) in my stash (while digging around for some yarn for another shawl).  I had barely started this top last fall and then the colors and the linen yarn just didn't feel like fall knitting... so, I stuffed it away.  Truth be told, I'm not lovin' it... but, I'm going to finish it.  I'm down to the sleeves now.  Then, there is the blocking... and the sewing together of all these parts...


The sewing together part is one of the many reasons I love knitting shawls... that, and they are my favorite thing to wear!!  ;)  You don't have to sew together a thing when you finish a shawl!! 


Thank you again, Karen!!  blessings to all ~ tanna

40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

okay, i've seen these cool thingies on several blogs, now. but as a non-knitter, i understand marking your stitch, but how do you get the marker off the yarn - or is it just placed on the needle and then taken off before the connecting stitch is finished?

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Beautiful stitch markers!

Wow, I love the lace in current UFO. This will be beautiful when you are finished.

I really dislike sewing anything. So I feel you pain on that one. :)

Your shawl is very pretty. What pattern is that? The yarn is lovely, too.

blessings always

From the Kitchen said...

Tanna: You know I am a knitting blog "stalker". I'm going over to check out the socks because I LOVE socks in our winter. A dear friend knitted me a pair a few years ago and I hate taking them off to launder them! I'm not sure what your "found" project is but I really like the color.

No need for socks right now. It's almost 100!!

Best,
Bonnie

Susan said...

I love my knitted socks...when I am in Montana in the summer. No socks in Florida. I love your UFO, but definitely can understand how "love is lost" and then a struggle begins to finish the project. Very nice stitch markers. Use with no errors in the future. Susan

Cindy said...

The markers are very pretty! Your newest shawl looks beautiful on you.
Hugs, Cindy

Wanda said...

Oh Tanna, don't you just love Giveaways...they are so fun to get and to give. Knit markers, since I don't knit...I wouldn't have had a clue...probably thought they were earrings. HaHa,,,Very pretty.

The shawl is stunning.

swanski said...

I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am that you were the winner! Happy knitting to you and gosh I do love your projects!!

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

The markers are so Pretty :) They are like little diamonds :) and I love your shawls they always look comfy and warm :) It looks like the way home feels :) Hugs and loves xoxoxox

Donna said...

OOOOh, now I need fancy stitch markers! They are so much prettier than the little plastic circle things. What fun to win such a beautiful and useful prize!
Because you love shawls so much, I am thinking of trying one. I bought a prayer shawl book....it's a start.
love, d.

Ginny said...

The markers are so pretty, they look like jewelry. But your last shawl...it is the prettiest I have ever seen in my life. I adore it. Everything about it, the color and the shape. The picture would have perfect if you would have included your pretty face and not cut off your head!!

Chatty Crone said...

I don't understand knitting - but I have to tell you I do understand when something is beautiful and this is!

love, sandie

Deb said...

I'm not a knitter but looks like a cool idea...Congrats....love that shawl...

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

That is a good mail day! :) Love your shawl... beautiful. Love the color of your current project too!

Kelly said...

that seems like the perfect thing for you to win! i'm sure you'll be putting it them to good use. Your shawl turned out great! It looks so pretty the way it drapes.

Kerin said...

So happy for you to win something that is not only beautiful, but also so useful; especially for you :)

Love how the shawl turned out, and you look darling modeling it!!

Thank you for your sweet e-mail.
I needed that reminder~~to remember that there is a season for all things.
One of these days, I plan on being a fabulous knitter, and a wonderful quilter :)
For now.... I will work on being a marvelous renovator~~LOL!!

{{hugs}}
Kerin

Betsy Brock said...

Aren't those beautiful! And it makes marking your spot all the more fun!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Congrats on your winning the pretty stitch markers! The shawl is beautiful! Enjoy your week.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Those stitch markers are beautiful. I probably should use them for certain crochet projects, but never do. Stitch markers are like jewelry. I think I'd have to turn them into earrings to get more use out of them. Ha! Your knitting is always so lovely whatever you do. I definitely would agree though that shawls and scarves are the way to go. I don't think I could make anything with arms. :) Have a fabulous day. Tammy

podso said...

Cute, cute stitch markers! And it's nice to see that amazing shawl being modeled. Sigh, I wish I had your talent. I don't think stitch markers would do it for me; I hopelessly lose my place when I knit.

Good for you to pursue that old project to the end. There may be a reason ....

I will check out the socks. :-)

Farida of In Love With Sunflower said...

How do you put the colors together or does the yarn come in many various colors? The shawl's design is unique... it has the crescent shape at the bottom which I saw the first time. :D Beautiful piece!

Mary said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as a stitch marker, but I do know about UFO's in contexts other than knitting :-) The shawl is beautiful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Stephanie V said...

What a lovely win! I haven't ever used those fancy markers. I'm sure that they would smooth the rough patches jst by being beautiful. Good luck with the top. I know what you mean about shawls. I've just finished my Wingspan and I'm ready to start another.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I must admit that I don't know how these work but they are so pretty! UFO - so funny! That's what I'm going to start calling all my unfinished projects at home. And aren't you the lucky girl to win another giveaway! You must be living right ;)

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, what a beautiful surprise! I am so happy for you dear! It truly is the little things that makes the day!
I love this shawl, the colors are absolutely beautiful! Blessings to you my dear, Catherine xo

vicki said...

Sweet little stitch markers Tanna-- I'd treasure them too!

Well- I love the color of the linen yarn- but I totally understand what you mean-- sometimes you just don't feel it. I however- think its going to be fabulous--- as is the magnificent shawl of many colors-- gorgeous!
Xo
Vicki

Debbie said...

Because of these ten thumbs, I have never heard of such thingies. I think that's very cool, and what a wonderful gift.

I love your newest shawl. The lines of it are even more unique on the shoulders than stretched out.

Jen Price said...

Those are beautiful stitch markers! I always just use leftover yarn and tie it in a circle. These are much prettier. :)

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Beautiful shawl... I assume it is a Noro yarn.
It is one of my favourite to work with although I just purchased a cotton, linen mix of Araucania named Lontue that will be perfect for a little hot weather knitting this Summer...
Your little owl hat is darling.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Susan

steph said...

congrats on being the winner of the markers! they are just lovely!!!
I actually really like the resurrected project---hope it makes you smile when it's finished!!! But I'm totally with you on the shawl-thing. Hitchhiker??? Haven't made it yet, but love the way it turns out!

Linda said...

Congrats on the win and the lovely gift. Beautiful knitwork. I don't knit, but my Mom does.

Linda said...

Oh, I forgot to say I am your newest follower. I hope you come and visit and follow along too.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Your work is so beautiful. I love the vibrant colors of the shawl. I have no idea what a stitch marker is but am going to find out. Knitting is definitely on my list of things to learn to do this summer.

Buttercup said...

The stitch markers are terrific, and I love the shawl. Take good care and hugs and prayers across the miles.

Debbie said...

Tanna, I'm not sure what the purpose for the stitch makers are, but they surely are pretty. Nice gifts for knitters? The shawl looks gorgeous on you! Your talent is amazing!
I hope you're staying cool this hot June. I'm already counting down the days til October. Wish I could live in Colorado this summer.
Prayers for you...

Ana said...

Congratulations! Those stitch markers are awesome. The shawl looks beautiful on you Ms. Tanna. You are just very crafty with those needles. Hope you' re having wonderful Saturday.

Much love,
Ana

Shug said...

The perfect gift for you! I can't think of a better person to have received Congrats!
Once again...your talents are shining through! gorgeous colors!
With temps like we have today...this is a great talent to have...stay inside and knit!
many blessings.
shug

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"The Brick Street Bungalow" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunday-drive_24.html

Judy S. said...

Nice stitch markers, and I know you'll put them to good use! Love your new shawl. Is it Wingspan?
Good job getting after a UFO. Sure looks like your color! You are one productive knitter!

nanny said...

Clueless about what you do with these....lol....thought they were pretty key chains........

Deborah said...

Your Wingspan looks very nice on you. I agree about the sewing together of parts. That's why I like top down sweaters. You might like to try a pattern from Knitting Pure and Simple. They are very well written patterns and fit well. Best of all, no sewing!

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