Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday 27 April 2016

Well, it's been an interesting week - a finish, a new start and a restart.

I finished the snowman I was working on.

That finishes the set.

And I started a new Santa/elf.

He will be the second of three. The fabric colour is way off in the picture - it's really a pale green.

And I restarted the sweater. I was here last week

and I realized I had chosen the wrong size - Orin would be well into grade school before it would fit! So I pulled out all 70 rows (plus the ribbing!!) and restarted on a smaller size. So, I'm here at the moment,

about 40 rows plus the ribbing done. Big sigh!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday 20 April 2016

I managed to find some nice blocks of stitching time over the last couple of days, so the sweater has gone from here

to here

and the snowman has gone from here

to here.

So, apart from a not so terrific IHSW, it's been a productive week.

Monday, April 18, 2016

IHSW Weekend Finish 18 April 2016

Well, life pretty much ate up my stitching time this weekend, but I did get about an hour on my snowman. This is where I was Friday evening

and here's where I stopped last night.

At least I got his gift finished!

Now off to blog hop and see what everyone else has done.

Friday, April 15, 2016

IHSW Weekend Start 15 April 2016

It's I(nternational) H(ermit) and S(titch) W(eekend), when stitchers around the globe settle in and stitch the weekend away.

Would you like to join us? Have a look at Random Ramblings' blog.

I'm going to try and work on 2 projects this weekend. #1 is the sweater and I'm starting here

Since the back is just straight blue stocking stitch, I figure the ruler will be the only way to see my progress unless I miraculously finish it!

#2 is my snowman and I'm starting him here.

See you all on Monday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WIP Wednesday 13 April 2016

It's been a pretty good stitching week - I managed to work on the snowman and the sweater. Last week the snowman was here

and is now here.

The sweater was here

and is now here.

Looking forward to more time this week, she says with fingers crossed.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WIP Wednesday 6 April 2016

Well, it's been a pretty good week.

My snow-woman was here at my last post

and now she's finished.

And the third and last one of the set has been started.

And I got in a little knitting time as well. From here

to here.

The wool colour is much more accurate in the top photo. I've started with the back.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Catching Up!

Eek, I haven't posted for over a week. Not a good thing at all. I've just become very involved with my local Seniors' Centre and I'm having some trouble re-organizing my time so I can fit everything in. Oh well, it'll come. But in the meantime, I've just spent a large part of the day catching up on my blog reading - I forgot what a chatty bunch we are - and now for what I've been up to.

I've been stitching on a snowman since I finished my elf/Santa and she was here at the beginning of the weekend

and looks like this now.

There is one more snowman to finish off the set, so I will probably do him before I get back to the elves - there are two more of them and I'm looking forward to seeing if stitching them on a smaller count fabric improves the detail of the face.

And I got a real urge to pick up my knitting needles again, so I hauled out all the necessary bits and pieces and got this far after a couple of hours.

I will be doing the Canadian flag version of course. I will probably give it to my craft partner Cynthia for her grandson when it's done.

And I couldn't leave without showing off Snowy in one of his more regal poses,

and Yoda snuggling by my side.