Hello blogging friends. Hubby took 1/2 a day off today and he surprised me by taking me to the Rocking Horse to pick up my latest framing.
Isn’t it lovely? I was so afraid of how it was going to turn out because my framing session was not enjoyable. And I didn’t have it framed like the model in the store because I felt it was too much green. My fabric is a darker green than theirs, and I am not a fan of green. So I went with the red mat. And then I was afraid it wouldn’t match the stitching, but I really like it. The frame was my first choice. I didn’t even look at any others and I think it is perfect. So now to find a temporary hanging place for it. Just for a while so I can enjoy it a bit. So sweet.
I am still waiting for threads for the Mystery Sampler. My LNS says they are on back-order from the manufacturer, so no telling when I will get them. However, a very sweet gal on the sampler group has offered to send me 3 skeins that she has as she is undecided about her sampler. Stitcher’s are such sweet people ❤ While waiting on threads, I have been working on Ella. Here is where I left her last night:
Not too much added since my last post, but every stitch counts, right? The empty area in the dress is getting smaller, so I am excited about that. Once I finish the bottom of the dress, I will have to move the scrolls up and work from the middle up. But that will be a lot less stitching than the bottom. This photo also represents my fabric perfectly, as it is a beautiful sunny day with 60 degrees! It is 16ct Aida Pandora from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.
I also started my Temperature blanket the other day. What is a temperature blanket you ask? Well, it is a blanket that is crocheted or knitted, with each row based on the high temperature of where you live. So I found this color scheme on-line and tweaked it a bit for my blanket:
I ordered my yarn from LoveKnitting and if finally arrived on Thursday. I am using Stlyecraft DK instead of worsted weight. Here is my start:
I am using a G hook and chained 250 stitches. I decided to do my blanket 3dc, sk 2. Then do 3dc in the skip 2 space of the previous row. Today, while in the car, I noticed my blanket is bowing and my ends are not even. I should have started with maybe an I hook and then switched down to a G after my foundation row. I will have to brush up on my chaining on the ends and where to stick my hook for the first stitch. So today I will be ripping this out and starting over. I will probably be doing a different stitch, too. Something where I can make sure I have the right amount of stitches every row. My crochet skills are still not very well without a specific pattern and some visual tutorials, so I will be sure to have all that when I re-start. It will be a fun blanket to stitch on every day or do a couple of rows once a week, based on the high temps. If you are wanting to get started on your own Temperature blanket, you can knit or crochet, whatever pattern you want, whatever yarn and color scheme you want. I do believe that Lion Brand also has some info on their website. For the high temperatures, there is a website called weatherunderground.com that you can get the history of high temps in your area.
So, what are your needles creating today?