Friday, December 30, 2011

Final posting for the year

I have been indulging in some knitting for myself the last few weeks.  A shawl from the booklet Artwork by Classic Elite Yarn the pattern is called Painterly and is knitted in two parts with a centre pattern and then an added border.  I am still working on the centre.

This morning I have also been working on my Sue Spargo promegranite runner.  I finished another leafe using some couching, french knots to highlight the fabric and then a chain stitch using an overdye with a touch of blue to bring in some more of the Tucson colours that I love.

Also started on the leaf above using a combo stitch of a fly and lazy daisy.  This I found from a fellow stitcher on the spargo2011bom yahoo group by Carol.

Heres wishing you all a wonderful New Year with plenty of time to do a bit of what you love.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Amanda's Stocking

Just a quick picture of the finished piece, although I may add a white cording around the edge after Christmas.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Finished bar the finishing.

One stocking semi finished.  Over the last few weeks I've put in an average of 3 to 4 hours a day on this.  Now it is just a matter of passing it on to the finisher, oh yes that would be myself!

The snowman is done in a stitch called sound wave which is appropriate for her as she rarely stops talking. 

Now back to  knitting little red riding hood capes for 3 bitty babies and 1 American girl (this one without a hood).  These will be stocking fillers for my girls and 2 of their friends.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Catch Up

I am very pleased with myself this year as I have kept up with both my embellished BOM and the ANG stitch of the month, still have to do December but not sure if I wish to use the final month or do something different.

Christmas is coming and my house is still like a building site as my DH has now tiled our fireplace and hearth.  This weekend when he is back from a business trip we will start on hardwood floors in the family room.  Hopefully this will be done before Christmas so I can tidy up a bit.

Penguin to finish and then the name band and ye Amanda will get her secret stocking this year.

It is a good thing I used to be a needlepoint finisher otherwise that would be it for this year.

ANG stitch of the month done thru Nov, I have ended up taking out the outline threads.

Now how to finish this up as I'm not liking the final month.

 Festival of flowers the final block.  Tried a new to me stitch around the leaves called a scroll stitch.

The pistal stitches are because Fiona thought it needed a little something.

All this means that my next post should have a few finished projects.  Wouldn't that be nice?