Hello Blogging Friends. I am still trying to get caught up on my blogging; posting as well as reading your blogs. I have a cross stitch project that I finished over the summer but couldn’t post, as it was a wedding gift.
It is called My Love by Madame Chantilly. I stitched it on 16ct Aida Jamie’s Kilt from Fabrics by Stephanie. I stitched it as charted, except for adding beads in some of the flowers and in the heart. I also added the names and date. The frames was supposed to be a white washed frame, but it came back looking like cream. This was a gift for my son and his now wife. They were married last month.
It was a nice outside wedding and I think they are happy with how it all turned out after a year of planning.
My Seagrass Shawl that I was blocking during my last post, turned out lovely.
I wasn’t quite sure how to show it. I hope you can see all of its awesomeness! It blocked really well and I am so pleased with it. It is the Seagrass shawl from Woolenberry. The yarns are listed on my previous post if you are interested. I can’t wait to stitch up another shawl from Woolenberry.
Before vacation, I picked up this crochet project:
When I picked it up, it was only about half the size that it is now. And while I do enjoy crocheting, my crochet skills are still not very good. I can just about figure out how to do all the different stitches,. But when it comes to my ends and beginnings, I really need more lessons. So my sides are going in and out and it is not from crocheting too loose or too tight. It is because I don’t have the correct number of stitches. So, on Wednesday I will be going to my local yarn shop to see the crochet expert and hope that she can set me straight. I would like to finish this blanket without the frustrations. I don’t know that I will rip any of this out. Maybe continue on the right track and hope that the border will hide my imperfections. I will have to wait to see what the expert suggests.
This last weekend, hubby and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. We drove up north and stayed in a hotel on the beach. It was cold, windy and rainy the first day that we arrived. But we went out and walked around town and to the beach anyway. We saw the Mackinac Bridge and had to go back later when it was dark so we could see it all lit up. Beautiful. But I am still not ready to cross it. The next morning, we woke up to a gorgeous sunrise on the lake. I am so glad we were able to catch it as it was cloudy the next day. I already want to go back to my hotel room on the beach.
Next year we will go back in the summer and I will see if I can get my courage up to take the ferry over to the island. But we had a fun weekend of sightseeing. I even started a new travel shawl.
I am knitting the Funny Rainbow shawl again, but with a different yarn. I am using Knit One Crochet Too’s Kettle Tweed in Winter Blossom. I couldn’t find a project in my stash that didn’t have an intricate pattern. So I opted to do the Funny Rainbow pattern again because it is pretty much all garter stitch with adding stitches to one side. So we will see how it comes out. While looking for this project, I found out that I have so many yarn projects waiting to be done. So many beautiful yarns and projects I had forgotten about, too. I am sure it is over 30!! I have written them all down and organized them in the little cubbies on my shelf and have put myself on the no more buying yarn list until I get quite a few of the projects done. I should probably do that for cross stitch, too, as I have way more cross stitch kits than yarn kits, but let’s not go too far, ok?
So how much yarn do you have in your stash?