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!

1 comment:

Mary Lynn said...

I, too, have been knitting Brickless, in Berlin, my first purchase from Miss Babs and half way through I decided that I should cross stitch again. I have been away from it for too long.