Saturday, September 28, 2013

Slow Week

Not much knitting or cross stitch this week.  I did finish the Witchy Woman socks.  The yarn is Vesper in the Witchy Woman color using a basic sock pattern and a size 1 needle.  Just in time for Halloween.

Witchy Woman complete

I did get some yarn this week.  First off is Desert Vista Dyeworks in Viso in the color Poodle Skirt.

Desert Vista Dyeworks - Poodle Skirt

Second is Madelinetosh DK in the color Cathedral.  I want to use this to make a hat or cowl.

Madtosh DK - Cathedral

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Obsessed with Cross Stitching

Haven’t done too much knitting this week as I have been working on the cross stitch picture.  It has been fun digging out all of my counted cross stitch supplies.  I can see that there is some stuff I can eliminate.  Here is a picture of the Boo Sheep pattern for Halloween.  I only have two more colors of floss to stitch and can move on to something else.

Counted Cross Stitch Boo

I did complete one of the Socktoberfest socks.  I am using Regia Ringel in the clown color with a size 1 needle.  I love how this sock turned out.

Socktoberfest Sock 1 complete

I finished the Brickless scarf by Martina Behm.  I used Miss Babs Youza in the Berlin color with a size 6 needle.  I love the pattern and the yarn.  I need to do another hitchhiker in Youza.

Berlin Complete

I’m starting to get a cold or else it is allergies.  I think it is the latter.  So, I’m going to relax the rest of today and hope I feel better.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cross Stitch is back…..for me

I have so much counted cross stitch materials.  I use to love doing this craft, but for some reason I stopped.  It could be because I was working full time in a job that consumed me.  I have been wanting to get back to it, but never got around to it until now.

I started a kit by Bent Creek called Betty Boo!  So appropriate for Halloween.  Before I started, I saw the Q snap frames and bought two different sizes.  So here is a picture of what I have completed so far.

Bent Creek - Betty Boo in Qsnap

And here is a close up of the pattern:

Betty boo closeup

It all came back pretty quickly.  I landed out going up to the attic to find some books and fabric.  I found a bunch of it, plus I have more in a closet.  Now, I am searching for some metal hoops I know I had.  I found one, but I know I have more sizes.  I will have to search some more.  I now have a  basket with cross stitch supplies so that they are handy.  I just need to buy more fray check (thank God I had some) and needle threaders (My eyes are older and it’s hard to thread the needle, although I have been able to do it.)  It just feels so good to be back at this craft.

I have been knitting (just not for the last two days).  I completed the Song of the Sea cowl using Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga in Milkweed Beetle with a size 6 needle.  I did make some adjustments.  I cast on an additional 16 stitches and omitted a repeat in the medium waves and breakers.  I love how it turned out.

Song of the Sea Cowl - complete

I also completed one Witchy Woman sock.  The yarn is Vesper Sock yarn in the Witchy Woman color with a size 1 needle.

Vesper - Witchy Woman - Sock 1

I did get some yarn.  I was able to get a ball of Lollipop Yarn in the color Life is Beautiful.

Life is Beautiful - Lollipop Yarn

Plus, I got Madelinetosh Pashmina in the color Flashdance.

Madtosh - Pashmina - Flashdance

Well, back to the cross stitching!