Monday, May 8, 2017

Lovely Miss Rachel, cable-y Ilia, tiny bit of stitching, and family

It's May!  So here is another post from me.  It's interesting how with both cross stitch and with knitting, finishing a project takes a while!  At least for me.

Anyway, here is my finished object -- Miss Rachel's Yoke by Kate Davies.  I love it so much!!

I used a kit from Kate Davies for the sweater -- love the colors so much!  I think I've finally learned that I don't need to go up a size when I knit a sweater -- just knit the size that is good for my measurements.  (Of course, I still went up sizes according to Kate Davies.  She likes little to no ease, which I don't.)

I actually stitched a tiny bit on a project I found languishing in a bin -- Adam and Eve by the Scarlett House.

I still get the urge to stitch once in a while!

And then I started the Ilia sweater, from Michele Wang's Capsule Collection -- a book from Brooklyn Tweed.  I'm using Brooklyn Tweed Loft in the Faded Quilt color.

I'm just an inch or so from starting the armhole shaping.

Easter happened in April, first time both kids have been home for it since Boy Child went off to college.  it was nice to celebrate together again.  No Easter baskets or Easter egg hunts though -- I thought they were a bit old for that.  :D

The Father Type also got to see the Girl Child this month more than I did -- she popped by his work once or twice.

We went to Crafts at Lyndhurst this past weekend, always a fun thing to do.  The boy child likes going, so go we did.

I sadly did not get the name of the artist who did these sculptures.  But how could I not take a picture of them?  The closest I will get to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, also this past weekend.

These are my purchases -- a lovely dish from Three Wheel Studio,  and an adorable monster (or interesting aardvark?) from Mary-Lynne Moffatt.

We also had to pick up a lovely blueberry tart from Dutch Desserts.   So yummy!

Boy Child and Mia have been doing their thing, of course.

Hope everyone has a great month of May!