Hello my friends! The summer is getting away from me and I know it’s been a little while since I last posted. Our basement has come along nicely. The waterproofing is done, the construction is done, it has been painted and carpeted, finally. It is furnished with a couple of chairs and tv. Office furniture has been put together and the computer and printer set up and files in the filing cabinets. Mostly my cross stitch patterns, but some files, too, LOL. Book shelves have been put together and books on the shelves. They were filled pretty quickly with both hubby’s and my book collection. And my Scrapbook cabinets have been brought down and filled with the scrapbooks. The only thing left to do is get the doors sanded as they don’t fit now with the carpeting, and go through all the bins and boxes in the garage and bring down what we want stored in the storage room. That will be a slow process as it has been so hot in the garage, and up and down 3 floors is taking a toll on my knees. But it will get done.
I have been stitching whenever I get a chance. Mostly evenings and when I am not so tired. So I will share what I have worked on the last month or so.
Nora Corbett’s Wherefore Art Thou came out for a little bit and I got quite a bit done on her. Hopefully the next time I pull her out I will get her finished. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida, a one of a kind from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics. I am using all hand dyed threads on this one.
I haven’t worked on this one in a few weeks, but so far so good on this one. It is the famous WingSpan Shawl by Kyle Vey. There are about 45-50 rows on my needles, even though it does not look like it. I have finished row 24-1 and am looking forward to getting back to this one. I am knitting this one for someone and maybe I will get it done before X-mas, LOL. I have ordered yarn from Blue Brick to make one for myself, and hopefully I can get through this pattern without any problems and want to do it again for me. The yarn I am using on this one is Mirasol’s Qulla in Moonlight colorway. This pattern is available on Ravelry if you want to give it a go.
A couple of weeks ago I joined the Mermaid’s Garden MKAL from Softyarn Designs. At first I thought my knitting was too loose. I was getting gauge, but it just seemed off for me. Not sure why, as it is a mystery and I really didn’t know how it was supposed to look. So after about the 5th start, I decided to keep going and busted butt to get caught up this week. I am LOVING this shawl! I’ve learned some new stitches with this one like Sea Urchins, Little Sea Shells and stitches that look like mermaid scales.
I can’t wait for Clue #4 to come out tomorrow, and then the final Clue #5 next week. So there is still time to get in on this one. It is available on Ravelry. The yarn I am using is Mermaid’s Ass from A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. How appropriate, right? I also purchased some yarn from AJHC Wools in DK in Tawaret colorway to make this one again. It is a mauve color with some blue/purples specks throughout, but more of a solid color.
I added the June section (lower left corner) to the 2019 Mystery Sampler from Linen and Threads. I am stitching this on 16ct Graceful Gray from Wichelt and using DMC 3810 and Gloriana thread in Rainforest.
And in between all the projects, I have worked on the pillow. I don’t want to show all of my progress because I want it to be a surprise for the recipient. This one goes slow, with so much confetti stitching. But it is really growing on me and I am liking the colors right now. So bright and cheery.
I have also put a tiny few stitches into a new afghan project, but there really isn’t much to show on that one, so I will share when I have more to show. I have also tried my hand at Tunisian Crochet, but not having a lot of luck with it. As with all of my crochet, my edges are wonky and I still struggle with where to insert my hook. I have 2 more classes left, so I’ll see what I can absorb and if it will finally click with me. My teacher, Jen, says I can do it, so I keep trying. Wish me luck!
So that is what I have been doing with my summer so far. What fun projects are you working on?