Sunday, March 15, 2009

Blue Monday, Metamorphasis Monday


Today is Blue Monday, hosted by Sally at Smiling Sally. Click on the blue jay to visit her blog and see where to look for other Blue Monday posts.

Do you like cute little boxes? I do. I like them even better if they hold a tinier surprise inside. I have a collection of little ceramic boxes. None of them are entirely blue, but these have some blue in them.

The cake has a blue candle, the angel bear has blue wings, the dog has a blue dish, the hot chocolate is in a blue cup and the kiss candy has the brand "Hershey's" in blue.



The angel bear has holds a smaller bear, and the hot cocoa has a spoon and lump of sugar inside. Here they are on the saucer.



Tomorrow I will have pictures of my other miniatures.


Today is also Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Click on the butterfly to visit her blog and join in the fun!

My met began with a clearance sale. Two 50 gr skeins of yarn for $3. I had just bought a book of shawl patterns and thought I remembered how much I needed. I did run short and had to purchase some skeins at full price, but the majority of the shawl was done with the clearance purchase.

The yarn is Patons Brilliant. It has a bit of metallic gold in it, but not so much that it too dressy for my lifestyle, nor hard to care for.

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Click on the photos to enlarge if you wish. The shawl was done in two pieces and joined (grafted) in the middle. I started out using bamboo knitting needles which I liked a lot. Santa, in the form of my dear hubby, brought me a set of Harmony knitting needles from KnitPicks. Oh my....I am in love with them! They feel so good in my hands and are so pretty to look at.

Here is the finished shawl. After watching me take the first photo, Bill offered to take one of me wearing the shawl. I asked him to concentrate on the shawl. He sure did...he cut my head right off!


We have a wedding to attend Memorial Day weekend. I think this will be perfect for a room possibly too cooled by air conditioning.

25 comments:

ellen b said...

Hi Knitty! What fun little boxes for blue Monday. Your shawl is so lovely. It must be very gratifying to work with your hands and end up with a creation like this :0)

KBeau said...

Beautiful shawl, and that's a funny picture of a headless you.

Shelia said...

Hi Knitty! Oh, I love your little boxes. I have some similar to these and think they're so cute!
Oh, Knitty, your shawl is gorgeous! I wish I could knit. I can crochet, but just can't knit and it's so pretty to look at!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terry said...

I love the shawl! I haven't knittd in years but give me a can a spray paint anyday! You're very talented!

Smilingsal said...

I love the little miniature boxes. I have one, but it's not a bit blue. I especially like your hot cocoa one. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Mojo said...

Are those boxes full scale? I mean is that Hershey's one the size of an actual Hershey's kiss? 'cause if they are I'd love to know how they got that kind of detail down that small. Makes me cross eyed just thinking about it.

Southern Lady said...

Knitty, thank you for visiting my Southern Lagniappe blog and for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm so glad it led me to your "Lazy Days and Sundays."

I love your collection of boxes ... those are really unique. And your shawl is lovely ... how wonderful to be able to create something like that.

I'll be back to visit you again soon.

Sincerely,

Janie

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Happy Blue metamorphasis Monday to you! I love little trinket boxes! You have a lovely collection!

Stacey said...

Wow you shawl is amazing! Great post!

Libby Murphy said...

that shawl is simply gorgeous and I love that soft color - you'll be the envy of all!

xinex said...

Wow! So pretty, you are so talented! Love your little trinket boxes too...Christine

marty39 said...

What a great shawl and so pretty. Now this could be worn anywhere and anytime. Love it. Hugs, Marty

ann said...

oh girl,i used to crochet when i was real young.i don't think my old hands could do it if my old mind could remember.ha.i do so envy you for still being able to use yours hands this way.awwwwwwwwwwww,,,,ann

kbbryant said...

The box collection is sweet with touches of blue. And Wow, that shawl is really special! Great work.

Kathy b

Cathy said...

Hi Knitty,
This is my first visit to your site. I love your miniatures and I am impressed with your knitted shawl. Your work looks so fine and even!...Cathy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

cute boxes! Happy Blue Monday ~

ann said...

Honey i know exactly what you mean.we nEVER fight.After that ceiling I came close to killing him,haha...Ann

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Love the mini's, especially that hot cocoa! How cute is that?!
Oooo, pretty shawl!

Linda said...

You are so talented! That shawl is beautiful and will be just right for air conditioned (brrrr) rooms. So elegant! Linda

playsdolls said...

What a great Blue Monday and Met Monday post.Love the hot chocolate cup and saucer.

Charli and me said...

Hi Kitty, I love all of your boxes. I only have one. I will have to show it some time. Your shawl is so lovely. Happy Blue Monday!

Chandy said...

Beautiful shawl! Great share, thanks!

jeanne said...

Knitty, your box collection is adorable. I love them all but the bears are so cute. I love the shall you knitted. The color is gorgeous. it would have been fun to see all of you. Smile.

Hugs...Jeanne

santamaker said...

Great transformation. I'm envious!

Karen said...

Your little boxes are so precious! You asked about the cross-stitch picture---yes, I did it. :o)
Karen