Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016

Just thought I'd do a quick year in review.  I don't know how accurate my memory is for what I finished in terms of cross stitch, but if the list to the right on my blog is correct, I just had one finish.  This is the Yellow Submarine by Blackbird Designs.  I hope to stitch all of the Beatles inspired designs, but at the rate I'm going, that might take a while!

As for knitting, I do think it's taken over.

I was ambitious yesterday and got out all the handknits I knitted this year.  The top pic shows everything (except for one thing that I will show below).  The list of accessories is as follows (trying to go from left to right more or less): Void Shawl by Melanie Berg, Pioneer Girl Shawl by Susan B. Anderson, Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West, Leftie Shawl by Martina Behm, Palindrome Scarf, Serena Shawl (Quince & Co.), Flying Geese Cowl (Quince & Co.), and the Turn a Square hat by Jared Flood.  The garments are (from top to bottom): Stopover by MJ Mucklestone, Cruden vest by Ysolda Teague, Vika pullover by Veronik Avery, Vanora pullover by Michele Wang, Ondawa by Michele Wang, and the Right Angle sweater (Pom Pom Quarterly).

Yesterday I finished the Mawson hat by Jared Flood.  You can see it on the father type's head above.  I used Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the marled Caribou color for it.  It's not blocked yet, but it looks nice!

Oh!  There's one more thing I finished this year and neglected to include.  It's because it was a Christmas present for the girl child and she has it now.

Pretty, right?  (both girl and cowl....)  I used Stone Wool Cormo in the Ozark 2 color.  (Ignore the two cans of Pledge in the background.....  Grrrr....)

I wish everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous, loving 2017!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Into the void....

So I have a finish.  It's the Void Shawl by Melanie Berg.  I used Woolfolk Far in (I think) color number 8.

It turned out smaller than the pattern said, but I'm not surprised.  I tend to be a tight knitter.  (Although sometimes I'm a loose knitter.  Very confusing!)

See the small amount of yarn sitting next to the shawl?  That's how much I had left of the last skein when I finished.  Whew!

It's getting cold, and I'm not ready for it.  Neither is Mia.  She tends to stay on the heating duct a lot these days.  She did deign to get into her winter bed finally.  After I put a plastic bag (sans the loopy handles, which were cut for safety) into her bed.  Today she hasn't been into it again.  Sigh.

This is a short post.  Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!