Thursday, July 2, 2020

Stitching and knitting both!

I missed posting in June, but I do have two finishes to show off -- one a stitching finish and one a knitting finish.

First, hot off the needles, is my BR's Moth by Kathy Barrick.  I used the called for fabric and NPI silks. 

And here is my stitching finish -- Ghost Horses by Boyland Knitworks.  I used Spincycle yarns in Rusted Rainbow and Retrosaria Rosa Pomar Pegulhar Yarn in color 1.

I did lots of tidying and cleaning up in June, and for good reason.  We have a full house again, at least for now!  Both kid-lings are home!  Here they are cooking together.  (Of course, the father type and I had the same reaction -- we can't leave them alone to cook in the kitchen!  lolol!)

It's so nice to have them both home!   Even Mia seems to approve.  Her new favorite place is definitely the boy child's bedroom.

I hope everyone is staying safe during these times.  Happy 4th to everyone who celebrates it!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

A knitting finish and some stitching too

 Just a quick post under the wire for the month of May to show a knitting finish.  It's the Anker's Summer Shirt by Petite Knit.

I got the yarn from my LYS, Pick Up Every Stitch, and also took an online class they ran on tightening your rib, which was very helpful.   The yarn is Sandnes Garn Line, a cotton/linen/viscose blend.

Here is a picture of what stitching I managed.  It's the EF Sampler 1864 -- an old UFO.  I love this sampler (it's from an old SANQ magazine and it's by Needlework Press).  I put my knitting where the pictorial stuff will go.  ETA: Thanks to Sue for forcing my hand -- I looked it up after her comment, and yes it is from the summer 2011 issue for those who are wondering.  Thanks, Sue!

The big news at home is that the boy child is now back at home from Buffalo.  It's so nice to have him home again!

Mia is enjoying having her sleeping partner home again.  She had to show her annoyance at having been abandoned, but picked up sleeping with DS right away.  She's spent most of her time in his room as well!  We've all missed him.

The girl child is still in NYC.  She's been safe and sound so far, knock on wood.  We miss seeing her, but she doesn't want to chance coming home.  :(

I hope everyone is staying safe.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Another stitching finish??!!!!

Just a fly by post to show off my just finished Ann Roberts, by Hands Across the Sea Samplers.  I stitched her using 36ct WDW Parchment with the called for AVAS silks.

I love her!

Stay safe, and stay home, everyone!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Knitting and Stitching

A quick post to show off my finish of Marie Wallin's Fair Isle Club 5 blanket, the Moroccan Tile Throw.

And my current stitching WIP, which is Ann Roberts by Hands Across the Sea Samplers.

I'm  using 36ct WDW Parchment and the called for AVAS silks.

Stay safe.

Friday, April 17, 2020

A stitching finish -- what??!!!

Just a quick post to show off my stitching finish.  Yes, it took a pandemic to get me back to stitching!

This is Frances Grassby 1845 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers.  She is worked on 36ct WDW Parchment using the called for AVAS threads.  And I love her.

I hope you are all staying safe and well.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leap Day grace

Well it's a good thing it's a leap day, cause otherwise I'd have missed posting in February (I don't count the last post, since it was representing January).  But here I am, barely having remembered that tomorrow starts a new month.  Whew!

So here is my progress on my Marie Wallin Fair Isle Club 5 blanket.  This is up through part 4.  I dearly love how it's looking, and how beautiful and colorful it is.  And yay for knitting color work flat, and for what an eye Marie Wallin has -- what a talent!  I can't imagine being able to put colors together like she does.  Sadly, the picture doesn't convey the colors well.

Having just popped on here quickly to post my progress (each part is released at a certain time, thus my being held to a schedule), I will quickly pop off again.  Happy Leap Day to everyone!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Love my blankie

I missed posting in January, but it was for a good reason.  I wanted to be able to show off my progress on my Marie Wallin Fair Isle Club 5 blanket.  I'm loving this project so much!

Isn't it gorgeous?  And I'm very happy with how knitting the color work flat is working for me.  Yay!

I don't think I ever posted a picture of the hat I gave to DH for Christmas.  Well, here it is on DH's head.  I took this picture when we were shoveling the driveway.  Knock on wood, we haven't had to do that often this season!

This is the Mill Hill Toque by Andrea Rangel in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.  (Isn't he a cute husband?)

We had a bit of unwanted excitement one day when it was very windy and blustery out.  The power went out a bit after 4pm one day.  With our record in this neighborhood of not getting our power back for over a week at a time, I was not a happy camper.  But luckily, we were only out of power for something over 4 1/2 hours.  Our across the street neighbors were not so lucky -- they were out of power for more like 11 hours.  The culprit?  A huge branch that split off from the main trunk of an evergreen in our neighbor's yard.  DH grabbed a picture of it before it was carted away by the town the next day.

We were actually blocked in on one end of the street by this tree trunk, and by a downed power line on the other end of the street after the power went out.  But again, luckily, that situation was taken care of within those 4 hours.  

We have always known that Mia is fond of coffee -- she has never actually had coffee, but she loves to attack mugs that once had coffee in them, and once she attacked a Keurig cup.  lol!  But she never really seemed all that thrilled by catnip.  She would be jazzed about a catnip toy for a little bit, but not as much as a good empty cup that smelled like coffee.  Well, that seems to have changed!  I bought her a catnip snake, and she absolutely loves it.  She wanted it even before I got it out of the packaging it arrived in!

The toy has very very strong catnip in it, so that might be the secret!  I'm happy she's so enamored.  lol!