Monday, June 27, 2011

When the weather gets cold...

I start knitting! It's been a while since we've had a 'normal' winter- the kind where its wet and cold, not dry and mild like it has been for the last 5 or 6 years. When it gets cold I feel the need to knit. So I've dug into the bottom of my drawer,  found my needles and went in search of wool. Here's what I'm making...

It's a cardigan to snuggle up in on those chilly days. It's knitted on circular needles (had to buy one in the right size as my extensive range of knitting needles does not extend to circular ones) and it's a freebie pattern from Red Heart and is called 'Cardie to Love' which, of course, I do. After redoing this sleeve 3 or 4 times, I discovered  its for 'experienced' knitters'.  Fortunately I am one, but only when I pay attention and mark down my rows!

Here's my current Cross Stitch wip-

The Bookshelf by Little House Needleworks. You can see I left the hoop in, I got sidetracked by my knitting and forgot to take the hoop off.

And I finally got the borders on (well actually I did it some time ago, finally got around to photographing and then blogging about it) for my 2nd Layer Cake Quilt A Long.

It's quite big, Steve had to stand on the coffee table to hold it high enough so it wouldn't drag on the floor (hence part of the delay-  waiting for him to finish the very important task of being busy doing nothing). Just waiting on the backing to arrive now and then I'm going to quilt it.

Hope everyone had a productive weekend!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hey Aussies and NZ'ers- The Stitching Post is having a Sale

The Stitching Post is having a sale to celebrate their 10th Birthday!

I'm off the peruse, cos  I'm pretty sure I *need*  something...

Happy  Shopping  Stitching