What beautiful day it's shaping up to be today. Colorado blue skies and sunshine!!
I’ve really been into knitting lately as you can see from my finished projects: My 2nd pair of socks is finished, just waiting to accompany me with the right outfit.
I am on to socks number 3 so I decided to try a new pattern with a little more design. This circle sock is really turning out to be a fun knit. The pattern is pretty easy so far. I’m on the heel just about ready to start the turn. After knitting a long time yesterday, my hands are crying out for a break. Maybe a trip outside is in order today as the weather is really nice, that pretty Colorado blue sky and hardly a cloud in sight.
Other knitting happy dances include some spa cloths for a birthday gift. These knit up so fast and are so cheerful looking, they're a great break from bigger projects. And one can never have too many spa cloths, can they? I found these patterns online on ravelry.com, along with many more.
Here's my adventure into the world of cable knit: a scarf and mittens. They will probably end up as a gift as well since the mittens are a little snug for me. But I think I have the cable stitch down. It was really much easier than I thought it would be. The yarn is a soft wool/acrylic blend that should be nice and warm.
Cross stitching has taken a back seat temporarily, although I do get a few stitches in every couple days or so. Today may be a cross stitch day to give my hands that afore-mentioned break. The BIG cross stitch is on pg. 4 of 25 and really starting to look like something. I can’t believe how many stitches are in this thing! Alternately, I’m working on a smaller picture of a beach scene. It’s only 2 pages of stitches. :)
On the sewing/quilting front, I recently brought home some sample fabric from work and decided to make this fun tote. It worked up pretty easily and will make a nice variety in my tote collection. I can retire on of the uglier, more worn ones.
Here’s an art quilt I had fun making, adding beads and lots of embellishment. I love the irregular shape of it and it was a good project to practice machine quilting. Look for more of this style as I sort thru my stash of fabric and beads. There’s a blue/green in the works that I show you in coming weeks as it goes on its transforming journey thru the bead stash
That's about it for today. Gotta go enjoy that sunshine!!