It’s been awhile…

July 13, 2013

Lot’s of stitching and knitting going on since I last posted.

My finished knitting projects:DSCN0312 This is from a mystery KAL on Craftsy. I made this from the kit sent to me when I signed up for the KAL. When I finished it I gave it to my daughter.DSCN0315 I liked the pattern so much I purchased some more yarn (the same yarn that I had in the original kit, because it is so soft) and made a second hat for my son.DSCN0327 These beaded cuffs were made from a kit that was offered through one of the Craftsy classes “Knitting with Beads”. I gave these to my daughter for her birthday. She has been wearing a black leather cuff lately and I thought these would give her some more options. My favorite it the beige one, it is made with fingering wt yarn. The black one is made with lace wt yarn and this is the one my daughter Rachel seems to wear the most.

Now for stitching projects:

DSCN0286DSCN0293 These are the last two rounds of the Band Sampler RR from 2012 which I stitched for 2 of my fellow stitchers.
DSCN0359 These are the last bands I had to stitch on my own Band Sampler RR when it returned home to me.

DSCN0356 This is my entire Band Sampler now completely finished.

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DSCN0330I began this project last year as part of the Crazy January 2012 Challenge. I put it down for more than 9 months and picked it up again at the beginning of this year.  I finished it  3 weeks before my daughter’s birthday this year so I decided to get it framed right away and I gave it to Rachel on her birthday in May.

DSCN0363This project is a Mystery Lizzie Kate SAL I started in June.  Part One is finished and I am now waiting for Part Two.  It is called Song of the Seasons.

I decided to try doing a loose rotation this year to see if I could get more stitching and knitting finished.  I am making a little progress.

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A Brand New Year

December 30, 2012

I have been thinking over the past few weeks about what the new year will be like and what projects I should focus on. 2012 was a total flop for me for finishing all the new projects I started and the WIP stack is near to toppling over. I guess this year I am making a pledge to myself that I will not start any new projects (except the one SAL I signed up for) until I finish at least 2 WIP’s. Stash acquisition I will try to keep to a minimum (we will see how that goes) and use of things in my stash comes first. I have multiple large bins stuffed with patterns and I really should stitch some of those before I buy new ones. (The new ones are sooooo tempting though.) These are my stitching resolutions for 2013.

I think this will be my most challenging year!!!

I finished a band sampler RR piece from last year. After Christmas will be my time to do the finishing of the Sampler into a bell pull.

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I just had to add the flowers and birds to the bottom tip area. Since there were six stitchers in the group I knew I needed 2 more birds. Instead of 4 fat friends it became 6 fat friends.

I also worked on another round of the Band Sampler RR for this year.

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This is for Karen’s Sweetheart Tree Summer Band Sampler. It looks so pretty in person. All the colors are off in my picture.

Another girl in the lab that I work at is having a baby. I finished one of the gifts that I am knitting for her. The Rabbit and sweater, the blanket it not quite done yet.

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I also finished a tunisian crochet washcloth, it is made out of a very soft yarn, Bamboo Silk so it is very soft and drapey.

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I am just starting to learn some of the different stitches that are part of the tunisian crochet repertoire. I have been crocheting since I was 14 or 15 years old and I never tried this kind of crocheting before. Well I guess it is never too late to learn something new.

Well that is what I have finished since the last post. I have been working on a crop sweater for my daughter for Christmas which is about 2/3 done. It is a real fast knit although the directions were a bit difficult to decipher until I go used to them. I am also stitching on a project I started way back in January, Nora Corbett’s “R” also for my daughter but she will probably not get this until her next birthday.

No new RR’s for the new year. I just need a small break due to some stresses at home and work. I will try to get more of my own personal stitching, knitting and crocheting done in the New Year.

I may get another posting done before the new year, but if I don’t I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

It’s been awhile since my last post. Life has been too stressful and busy and I just did not have the time.

This post will have many images, so be patient with me.

I have worked on several RR’s in the last couple months.

Mira RR’s in the last few months:

We are now on the last round of the Mira RR for this year. My Mira RR is already on its way home. I can’t wait to see it and finish my parts of the piece. I still have the flower border, the title and finish my Mira Lady (Elizabeth). I will post when it arrives.

Band Sampler RR’s:

I think we are at least half way through this Band Sampler RR and I am looking forward to stitching on the rest of the Samplers.

June 21, 2012

There is a lovely yarn give-away at this blog, Not Your Average Crochet , which my stitching friend Ginny at
My Time Stitching let me know about. Go check it out. Just click the above links.

More Baby Gifts

June 21, 2012

I just finished up the second set of baby gifts I have been working on for the last couple months. This set has two pairs of socks, one is for newborn – 3 months and the 2nd pair is for 3 – 6 months. I also knitted a small soft toy. The funny thing about this toy is that it is a pattern for a lamb. But, when I put on the ears it looks like a bunny. I have now modified the pattern for the next time, less repeats of the pattern to make shorter ears and tail. My son thinks it looks like a bear and so the toy is a lamb-bunny-bear.

Now I can get back to stitching my RR’s.

Babies and gifts

June 9, 2012

Two of my co-workers are having babies. I just finished the gifts I knitted for the first one. I decided on a blanket, booties (which I posted earlier) and a toy.

Now for the next baby. I decided to make a cute lamb and socks only. The blanket took too long. With limited time I have to have projects that don’t take so long, otherwise I don’t have any time to work on other projects such as RR’s and personal stitching goals.