Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trick or Treat

It's too hot to stitch or knit right now, almost 81 degrees in the house.  It will be back down to about 67 for the high on Saturday, so I refuse to turn the A/C back on.  At least there is a nice breeze to go along with the baking sunshine!  Better than the 60 mph winds and 12 inches of rain we got from Hurricane Matthew last week.  That was certainly one for the record books around here.  I was one of the lucky ones with minimal issues.  Anyway, on to the stitching!

I'm trying to get back to my Victoria Sampler Trick or Treat Sampler because I need to finish it so I can put a shiny new project on my stand.  More on that later.  I don't know if I will get it finished before I cave to the new one, though.  

The little trick or treaters were the end of me the other night and I just could not look at it any longer.

So, the next morning, I picked up my HAED Little Flutterby.

I started an old Prairie Schooler Santa that I've had for a decade or more.  I'm doing it on black 25 ct over 1.  Yes, I am insane.

The new impending project I discovered on youtube.  It's one of those where the model picture just didn't do anything for me, but seeing other WIP's put the WOW factor in it.  This will be Northern Expressions Peacock Band Sampler, specialty stitch version.  It will be on 32 ct Pearl Grey Belfast.  It also has several thousand beads, which are still in transit.

I started and finished a project my Mom wanted me to do for her.  It's a Linda Myers design on antique white 40 ct. 1 over 2.

And last, but not least, a recent yarn retail therapy purchase.

From Left to Right:
Three Irish Girls Adorn Luxe in Piazza del San Marco
Malabrigo Sock in 005 Anniversario
Meadowcroft Dyeworks Cross Creek Sock in Wales-Welsh Slate
Meadowcroft Dyeworks Cross Creek Sock in Treachery

I just wound the Wale-Welsh Slate and maybe I can get my sock knitting bug back with these beauties if I can ever get the last two inches and toe of my Pucker sock done.

I think that pretty much sums up my stitching antics for the last three months since I was last here.

Happy Stitching,



  1. Oh lots to see and admire!! Most favorite is the one you finished for your Mom... that is really beautiful! I look forward to seeing the HAED one... And the PS Santa... yes, you might be a bit crazy to stitch it that way!! But I KNOW you will succeed and it will be awesome! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

  2. Your trick or treat sampler is awesome. But I totally understand sometimes you just need a change. Says the girl with 58 wips ha ha. Yes you are insane attempting 25ct black fabby but it does look fantastic. That happens to me all the time too, when you see a chart and think anhh and then you see a wip and bells start ringing. It's a lovely piece I hope you enjoy it and the thousands of beads.
    xo Alicia

  3. Ooo great projects! I'm excited to watch your progress on Peacock band sampler because I thought the same as you until I saw flosstube