I did have a finish but forgot to post it.
I finished these mittens just in time for them to go on the tree! This is my third set to have stitched up!
Good afternoon fellow elves. I've been missing in action due to simply being bogged down in life with crafting and blogging slipping to the bottom of the list. With the dawning of December it's time to dust off the sewing box and put a little jingle in my step.
This little guy is Belvedere the Rustic Reindeer and will be part of a Secret Santa gift at our local patchwork day. I have a second reindeer in progress for myself.
Thankyou to those who have continued to share their lovely makes within our little group, it's always a pleasure to see what you've all been up to....not long now.
Life has been a bit hectic since I last posted, but now it's very slow. Since July I've been making more frequent trips to El Paso to help take care of my parents, at times spending a night or two with them. In late September, they along with my sister and her husband relocated to San Diego. Alas, how I miss them!
In the interim since my last post, I finished this mitten set,
What nicer way is there to spend the cold evenings? Watching our athletes give there best while knitting or crocheting knee rugs and keeping my lap warm at the same time. I'm about 3/4's of the way with this first half of my knitted circular rug.
Christmas gifts and using up my wool kit stash ... win win. You know when you see a project and it begs to come and live at your house? The least I can do is give them the oportunity to be loved.
Thank you all so much for your kind welcome into this talented group of Christmas bloggers!
I did finish another wool Christmas tree decoration! This time it's the actually Christmas tree one. Interestingly enough, I hadn't stitched on it for awhile, so I struggled with "relearning" the blanket stitch. Hmmm....
All year round, I crochet granny square dishcloths to give as gifts to my precious doctor's office staff and to members of various groups in which I participate. Here are some I finished last month.
It's also that time of year when I choose which toy to make for each of my four grandchildren. This month I'm hoping to flip through my patterns and pick a "stuffy" and perhaps even kit each one!
What are you up to?
After a few starts and pull-outs and start again, I'm finally on track with 2 woolen projects for Christmas gifts. I don't think I've shared my first finish ... the pattern is HoundsTooth or Cat's Tail or ElephantsTrunk. You can read more about it on my blog.
The next 2 are kits from BHG. I really wanted to knit a rug on circular needles, however I'm running out of room on the needles and am waiting for an order or a longer set to arrive ... they're 10mm.
The other I am following the knitted pattern with a 15mm crochet hook ... not much to show yet. As our school term wrapped up I've been working extra days and haven't had the urge to pick up a project.
One more kit to go once these are finished ... will it be a knit or crochet?
I stitched this The Birdhouse by Natalie Bird pattern back in 2019
and this one in 2020(also by Natalie Bird) & now they are both ready to hang this Christmas.