Hello my friends! Can you believe that today is the first day of August? Where did June and July go? Oh yeah, I was recovering from knee surgery. Still am, but it is getting better. Today it is 10 weeks since my surgery. Doc says full recovery in 3 months. So in just a few more weeks, we will see where I am. In the meantime, I have been stitching…alot. So grab your favorite beverage, this may be a long one.
First up is the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler. I finished the June/July section in June and I must say that I am pretty pleased with it.
My fabric is more peach than the photo shows. Just can’t seem to get the color to show. Anyway, the August section came out yesterday and I started it last night. I will update when I get it finished. Next up is the mermaid SAL.
I have finished the June mermaid and the July mermaid as well as all the gold outlines for the future mermaids. This is the Treasures of the Deep SAL by Shannon Christine and can be purchased through Fiberlicious. All of the mermaids and all of the gold sections are minus the beads, which will make them so beautiful and sparkly. I will add them all when I am finished the stitching, probably in January after the last mermaid-my birthday mermaid 😉
Next up is lots of yummy knitting! First we have the Funny Rainbow Cowl that I have been working on since April. It is my car travel project since it is straight knitting with an increase at the end and beginning on the one side.
This cowl is so beautiful and the yarn is so soft. I hope to do more with this yarn in the future. The ball is getting smaller, so hopefully soon I will have a finish. I started this with 3 stitches (I think) and am now over 215. I definitely recommend this yarn if you haven’t tried it. Beware, it does split, but worth the work 😉
Next up is a beautiful shawl-my first. My local yarn shop decided to do a Make A Long and meet once a week through the summer. I have only attended the first week, but am hoping to make it tonight.
The pattern is Sea Grass Shawl by Woolenberry. I am just past the first section of lace pattern, so I can breathe a bit while I do some straight knitting with a some increases. I am enjoying this one and can see more Woolenberry patterns in my future 😉
And the last knitting project is an heirloom baby blanket:
I am taking a class at my local yarn shop for this one that started last week. Not that I need a class, but that was the only way to get the pattern that was created by the teacher. It is beautiful! The yarn I chose is nice to work with, but a bit pricey. This will be an expensive blanket. I will tuck it away for a future granddaughter??? Or keep it as a lapghan for myself 🙂 After all, it is pink and matches my craft room 😉
I have one more project to show…I started another cross stitch. Come on, did you really think I could resist starting another project? Well, I couldn’t, LOL
Sorry about the crooked picture, but I was trying to capture the sparkle of the silver DMC E168 thread. So pretty. She is Mirabilia’s 25th anniversary piece and I just couldn’t resist starting her as soon as I received her. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Custom piece from Hand Dyed by Stephanie. I received this fabric a few years ago and Stephanie called it Banshee Brown. I thought it perfect for Lady Mirabilia.
That is all of my stitching for now. Last weekend hubby and I took a trip to Indiana to the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art to see my favorite photographer’s work. We took a trip to Wisconsin last year to see her show and when I found out it was even closer, I just had to go back.
The photographer is Kirsty Mitchell and her Wonderland series is amazing. If you get the chance to see her work, do it. She also has 5 of her amazing photos on display in Italy. Too far for me to go, but I am so geeked to have gotten to see her show again in Indiana.
So, that is what I have been up to. What are you up to these days? I will leave you with a beautiful sunset hubby and I saw at the beach this last weekend.