Wednesday, April 24, 2013

IHSW and Ornament SAL - April 2013

First of all I'm glad with my new followers! It proves that I've got some things to say and show that interest people. LOL!!!

I've been working on a couple of projects in the meantime. First of all I've finished knitting the back part of my eldest DD's dress (see previous message).

I've also started and finished my monthly April ornament. It's a little bit smaller than the other ornaments that I've shown the last months because my other stitching was more time consuming. So here it is ... a "marine" ornament (I've combined two hearts - there are 9 in total - because I liked some parts of the design better than others). I'll be giving this away as a present.

From the booklet "Country Hearts Am Meer" by Acufactum
In the meanwhile my special WDW threads arrived and I was able to stitch some more on the left part (the Van Tassel Farm) of Cricket Collection's "Sleepy Hollow". Unfortunatelly they didn't mention how much skeins are needed for some parts so I'm not able to finish the roof untill I've ordered another skein of "London Fog" - what's in a name! :-(

I will soon start on the "Bewitching Trio" from the Needle's Notion (see previous message). The colours are really beautifull ... partially due to the fact that there are a lot of Weeks Dye Works skeins in this design.

I know what to do the coming weeks and will try to post more often because it isn't fun having a blog and post but weekly (sometimes it's lack of inspiration or always showing the same projects)!

Monday, April 15, 2013

We're back!

Hi all,

As you've maybe imagined I was on Easter holiday at the Belgian coast with very limited computer access. But fear not, behind the screens I kept working on a couple of pieces!
On a small side note ... I had way too many things in my projects travel bag that I didn't even touch - but better too much than too little! :-)

First of all "Sleepy Hollow". It will be bigger than I imagined it would be. Maybe I should've taken a higher count than the 32-ct I'm working on (the count mentionned with the pattern).

I had to put it on the floor to have a convenient "shot" ;-)
And then I also started knitting on a dress for my eldest daughter (7 years) which will be followed by another dress for my youngest one (almost 5) meaning that my fingers will suffer :-). I had to google certain things because I'm a beginner and some of the explanation given was more for the intermediate knitter in my opinion (luckaly not much though).

Progress so far - the back is almost finished ... now the front and sleeves
and then on to dress number two! ;-)
 I'll come back soon with some new progress pictures on both (I'm on a roll here)!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happy Easter!

First of all a warm welcome to my new followers!

I know I'm a little bit late but I didn't want to withold this picture! ;-)

Makes me want to stitch on Easter projects like ...

Or Cricket Collection's current freebie "Slicker Rabbit" :-)

Picture from the Stitching Dreams blog
The freebie can be found here

Wishing you all a lovely Easter holiday!