Monday, January 12, 2015
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
For the time being I am still knitting away although I picked up some gorgeous thread from yarnplayer on Etsy. I will take pics of that tomorrow. The weather here in Southern Oregon is rainy and cold with a winter storm on the way. I have been spending my days curled up in my comfy chair with one or both cats sharing my lap with my knitting while I watch Netflix.
|Sage likes to be swaddled practically with blankets save for his nose and two front feet.|
|Vince prefers the knead blanket, snuggle on blanket instead...|
Saturday, November 15, 2014
I can honestly say I am finally a knitter. This after who knows how many failed attempts over the years to "get" it. I can craft up a storm but knitting never took til now! By George! I think I got it! My reason for trying again is my love of Dr. Watson's scarf from Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows. I bought Wool of the Andes yarn from Knitpicks and had them sitting around for over a year. When Fall began I got out my yarn and tried using Clover Takumi bamboo knitting needles instead of the metal or plastic ones. I think for me that was the breakthrough as I was always slipping off the needles before. Little by little I worked on it through October and finished it in early November.
|My SO modeling my finished scarf|
From there I discovered chunky and super chunky yarns!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
I entered for a giveaway from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler shop on her blog and was lucky enough to win 5 skiens of her wonderful hand dyed thread! Thank you so much Nancy, the threads are lovely! I chose these colors from her new 1840 line.
|I am using Victorian Motto Sampler thread right now for my current project.|
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Ugh! 101 yesterday, today tomorrow and thru Wednesday here in Southern Oregon. I haven't been stitching as its been too hot to hold a frame in my lap. We have fires nearby in Ashland burning 11,000 acres so far. I am dreaming of fall and raining cold nights but its still a long ways off. Here are pics of how far I progressed...
Here be Monsters is coming along, I am loving the Victorian Motto threads as the colors are so rich.
|Here I finished the top section and moved up the fabric.|
|I finished the border detail here but I am a little worried I started too low on this fabric and may have to work some elements of the next section over one to get it to fit.|
|Here be a monster! Or almost all of one, next will be the too border and lettering.|
|We had some thunderstorms last week roll through with dark clouds and not much rain.|
|A little funny relating to my summer movie marathon. I am working my way through my DVDs watching movies while staying cool in our bedroom. Its all of the Harry Potter movies, two a day til they are all watched..|
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
|Here is my progress pic, although I got further than this and did more. I have to take pics but we have been busy.|
|I changed one of the framed items to a detail of another JN pattern because I liked it more. A few color changes as well but not too drastic.|
|I also finished this pincushion and found perfect pins to match on Etsy. I will add the link to the Etsy store asap, they are just so cute.|