Hello my blogging friends. With the Corona Virus news everywhere, it is hard to not wonder and worry. So I craft and try not to think about it too much. I do hope that you are safe and healthy where you are.
I have gotten out of the habit of getting on my computer and checking my mail and blogs on a daily basis and I do miss it. Can you believe that it is already about mid March? The year is flying by so quickly. One thing I am glad of is that Spring will be here soon. We have been flirting with 40’s and 50’s, but I am looking forward to the grass turning green, trees and shrubs budding and flowers breaking through the softening soil.
So, what have I been up to? Well, I finished the Rainbow of Hope Advent shawl.
It still needs blocking, but it is finished. It is so beautiful. AJ Wools did an awesome job with this Advent shawl. I am proud of myself for keeping up with it and finishing it on February 2. Another finish for 2020 😉
Remember the Travel shawl I was working on? I finally finished that one, too!
I used the Rainbow Shawl pattern from Katia, but I am not as thrilled with this one. I had trouble trying to figure out how to wear it. Lots of fabric at the back of my neck which I don’t like. But I love the colors and it is so soft. I used Knit One, Crochet Two Kettle Tweed in color Winter Blossom. I started this project in October 2018 and finished it March 1, 2020. So happy to have this one off of my needles.
I picked up a framing from the framer on February 15. Here is Wherefore Art Thou by Nora Corbett.
She turned out so beautifully! While this piece is not one of my very favorites that I have stitched, she is one of my favorite framings. Because of the large bead in the middle, it had to be framed almost like a shadow box. Juanita from Way Cool Mats did an awesome job, as usual. I just love it so much. I did find out a few days later that Juanita will be retiring from framing in May. I have no idea where I will take my stitchings to be framed in the future. She has framed just about all of my pieces for the last 25 years. I wish her well, but I will sure miss her.
That brings us to my current projects. I pulled out Aquamarina on January 17 and have been working on her as much as I can. I am stitching on 16ct Aida one of a kind fabric from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics.
I have been loving stitching on her. Her tail is massive and I didn’t think I would ever get through it. But I did, and here is where I am at with her today.
Her colors are much brighter than my photo. Not sure why they look like that. The photo on my camera is much brighter. Anway, I am hoping to finish her in time to get her to the framer before she retires. I would love for this one to be framed by her.
I am also working on a new knitting project. I know, I am on a stash diet. But I have a good reason for buying this yarn and starting this project. It is a baby blanket for someone special. And since she may just see this post, I have to turn it black and white. But believe me, the yarn is gorgeous!! It is from AJHC Wools and it is not your traditional baby color 😉
I will show more of this one later.
I received my February Project Bag and it is so pretty and already filled with a future project.
I think this is my favorite bag so far. It is pink 😉 And here is the back.
I am anxiously awaiting my March bag which I am sure will arrive any day now. I will be sure to share in my next post.
So…that is what I have been up to. And what I am doing to take my mind off of what it is out there in the world. What are you doing to keep yourself busy?