Wednesday, June 29, 2016

WIP Wednesday 29 June 2016

Well, the knitting went better than the cross stitching this week, but life is really busy for some reason at the moment, so I'll take what I can get. The sweater was here last week

and is here at the moment.

We have feet! And the maple leaf is started.

Santa/elf was here

and has gotten this far.

Sort of a vague promise there will be a face.

I'm getting a little annoyed that the fabric is never the right colour - it's a green, honest, cross my heart!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WIP Wednesday 22 June 2016

It's been a busy week on the non-crafting side of my life, but I still got in some needle time. Orin's sweater went from here

to here.

Teddy has the beginning of feet!

And my third Santa/elf went from not started to here.

We have a hat.

How has your week been?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WIP Wednesday 15 June 2016

It's been half a good week. Yesterday I had to go to Terrace (city closest to us, about an hour and a half away) to get my eyes checked, so I missed my knitting group, which means Orin's sweater is still sitting here

waiting for me to start the pattern. On the plus side, my eyes are healthy and I didn't need to change the lenses in my glasses, which makes me doubly happy.

Santa/elf has gone from here

to finished!

I'm going to use the same fabric for the last one of the set, but haven't got a stitch in him yet.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

I've Been Spoiled!

Yes I have indeed. Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching has been working on a Nora Corbett design called Little Snowy Gray Cottage that I just loved and she generously offered to send the chart to me. The design and a card of Rainbow Gallery's Arctic Rays floss have just arrived

along with this bright and cheery card.

And then out of the blue Kate from The Suddenly Kate Show sends me a RAK of one of Randall Spangler's dragons from Heaven and Earth Designs - A Little Bit of Magic.

This has been on my wishlist for a long time, so it was a very pleasant shock.

Kate and Jo, thank you both. You have made my week!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WIP Wednesday 8 June 2016

It's been a good week again. I got started on the front of the sweater

and I have 2 more rows to knit and then the pattern starts.

And Santa/elf has gone from here

to here.

That's the cross stitching done, so back stitching coming up next.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

WIP Wednesday 1 June 2016

It was a busy weekend. I did the breast cancer Relay for Life on Saturday and walked 4.5 miles while clocking a little over 25,000 steps. It was my second year and again I found it a great day although the weather insisted on drizzling on us. On Sunday I spent most of the day trying to convince my legs and feet that, yes, they did still have to transport me from Point A to Point B. They were not happy!

In spite of all that, it was a good week crafting as well. The sweater sleeves went from here

to finished.

Now I need to start working on the front with the pattern.

Santa/elf went from here

to here.

He's coming along very nicely if I do say so myself. And I do! lol