Knitting Snapshots

Knitting WIPs | Whims And Fancies


Last week did not afford me any opportunity to sit at the sewing table for any length of time required to work on any project.  We live in a much cooler place now and I need to make a few more quilts.  I am working on them, just not at the moment.  I need to keep my hands busy, and knitting needles are perfect for filling in those small waiting moments.  With cooler weather approaching, I have been seeing a lot of knitting projects around, which has been motivating me to knit.  So I decided to indulge my craving by working on three knitting projects simultaneously.


Whisky Barrel Pullover | Whims And Fancies

Gamekeeper Pullover

This is a pullover I am making for my husband.  The pattern is written for worsted weight yarn but I am making it with dk.  I had to do A LOT of swatching.  After some trial and error, I got the sizing right.  I am almost at the point where I separate out the sleeves.


Live Long And Prosper Mitts | Whims And Fancies

Slipstream Mitts

Knitting round and round is kind of boring, specially on a large size pullover.  Enter mitts.  This is the Live Long And Prosper yarn from Lorna’s Laces.  This yarn is quite busy and it took me a long time to find a pattern that would actually show it well.  Unlike the pullover, this one needs all my attention.  So watching TV while knitting this pair is not an option for me.


Harvest Mitts | Whims And Fancies

Harvest Date Mitts

Since I have one mind-numbingly boring project and the other one is an attention-seeker, I needed a third one that would be somewhere in between.  I made this pair of mitts before in an orange yarn.  It’s a really fun and quick pattern and I love this yellow yarn.


Yarns | Whims And Fancies


My husband went out to get a hair cut last Saturday and stopped by the yarn store.  This is what he brought back home!  Lucky me!  More handmade knits!


Charlie Cat | Whims And Fancies


In midst of all the crazyness, I got a new camera.  I am very fond of Canon cameras.  This is another Canon, so I found all the settings very quickly.  Now it’s time to play and test out different settings.  Charlie, of course, gets to be my model!  Here he is waiting for us to finish breakfast so he can have a few drops of milk.  Staring down does work by the way!


Online Trunk Quilt Show | Whims And Fancies

Trunk Full Of Quilts – An Online Quilt Trunk Show

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I am also all set for the online trunk show next week.  Since posting about it last week, I have heard back from Fat Quarter Shop and they are also sponsoring the event, so that means more prizes to give away!  If you haven’t heard about the Trunk Full Of Quilts event, it’s an online quilt trunk show hosted here at Whims And Fancies starting next week.  Hope you will join me!

Until then,



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An Online Quilt Trunk Show

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies


Hi Everyone!  Nights have started to get cooler around here.  As I was taking quilts out for our beds and sofas, this idea of hosting an online quilt trunk show got stuck in my head.  I come across so many pretty creations all throughout the year on the blogs of my fellow quilters.  Wouldn’t it be nice to showcase some of your favourite creations on a blog post and link it up so that others can visit and admire your hard work?!

Here is my cordial invitation to all of you out there with blogs to Trunk Full Of Quilts – an online quilt trunk show event.



Choose your favourite FINISHED quilted projects.  They can be quilts, bags, pillows, wall hangings, etc.  They do not have be made in 2015, but they do have to be quilted and finished projects.

Write up a blog post including photos and a little description of each one.

On your blog post include a link back to the Whims And Fancies Trunk Full Of Quilts 2015 page.

Then come back here and link up!  That’s it!



The event will start on November 10th, 2015.  Link-ups will start on that day and close on November 18th.


Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies


I am not very fond of competition when it comes to art, so there will be no judges.  This event is all about simple, pure, sharing fun!  Just for participating, you will be entered to win prizes.



Everyone has been very supportive of this event so far and I am very thankful to these generous sponsors for providing prizes.  Along with my fellow pattern designers – Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs, Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts  and Beth from Cooking Up Quilts – I also have Aurifil Threads, Craftsy and Fat Quarter Shop sponsoring this event.  I will, of course, add something extra to the pot as well.  I will share more about the prizes on the opening day of the event.



Here is a little badge for you to share on your page.  Please invite others to participate.  The more the merrier, right?!  You can either save the image or copy and paste the text in the box below to share on your website –



Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies


We are going to have a fantastic time right before we get busy with the holidays!  So will you join me?!



I need to pick your brain on something.  Apart from arranging for this event, I have been working on this quilt pattern.  I really love to swim, specially at night, and I love the way light reflects in the water.  I drew this to make a quilt.



Pool Bokeh Light Fantastic | Whims And Fancies



I can easily scale the design to make a lap-size quilt.  Do you think I should go for that or make a wall hanging?


Happy Quilting,




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