Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stitching Casualty

Welcome to my new followers!

We had a stitching casualty here this afternoon.  Can you believe I actually pulled out the stitching to work on? 

An Open Heart
The Drawn Thread

Not much progress, but let me tell you, those tied rhodes hearts there at the bottom just about did me in.  Last Thursday, after about 3 hours of fiddling with it, I finally had three little hearts done.  Then I realized they weren't ending up in the right spot.  So I ripped back and tried again.  And again.  Then I gave up.  Just one of those days when you count and count and count again and no matter what you do, the stitches just won't go where they are supposed to.  Today they were conquered without too much ado.  I guess the stars are lined up just right today.  Whew. 

But there was a casualty. 

I think this is the second needle I've ever broken in 30+ years of stitching.  And talk about a bit of anxiety when I couldn't find where that little tip had gotten to.  I'd rather not have to find those type of objects with my feet. 

And I have sock pair #3 finished and ready to wear Christmas Day.

Paton's Kroy FX
Clover Colors

When I started the second sock of this pair, the yarn, which was the same color and dye lot, was looking quite different.  You can see this if you look closely at the picture in the previous post.  So I had to run and buy more yarn (boo hoo) to see if I could make the pair match a little better.  There is no way to get an identical pair of socks with this yarn it appears, but I love the colors.  Good thing, since I will now have two pair, lol.

Hoping everyone has a safe, happy, and peaceful Christmas.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

And To What Do My Wondering Eyes Appear?

Only a little stitching update again today.  I do think I hear the stitching mojo whispering, though, so hopefully, I will get back on track soon.  I'm planning a stitching day for New Year's Day and I'm hoping to finally make some progress.  Here is An Open Heart:

An Open Heart
The Drawn Thread

Sorry for the crappy picture.

And, of course, there are still socks!  The first of this pair is done and the second is on the needles.  I'm loving the color of this yarn.  These are going to be my Christmas Day socks this year.

Basic sock
Paton's Kroy FX

Then, I walk out the door to go get the mail, and I look up across the street and there is this weird thing on the neighbor's roof.  I stood contemplating what in the world they have put up on their roof.  Some weird looking satellite dish?  No.  It's a freaking pelican.  So, I ran and grabbed my camera, hoping he wouldn't disappear and snapped a picture. 

A pelican on the roof!

Maybe he's doing reconnaissance for Santa?


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It Must Be Contagious

I'm seeing a lot of knitting out there in blogland, so it must be contagious.  I have another pair done.

Basic socks
Paton's Kroy Socks FX
color 57211

I put my Old Time Santa in the picture for a little cross stitch fix.  I believe he is an old Leisure Arts leaflet.

Lo and behold!  I did get my ornament finished (finally!) for an ornament exchange next week.  Finishing is not my forte, but I think it came out looking pretty good.  So good, I'd like to keep it for myself, lol.

I also finally got some of my Christmas shopping done and maybe I'll manage to get the rest done without stressing myself out too much.  (Yeah, right.)

Happy stitching!