Monday, February 11, 2019

A bit of progress and a finish

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL '19 - Feb 3
It's Monday morning and here it is the start of another week.

This was busy this week but at least I was able to find a bit of time to stitch and get some progress on a couple of pieces.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL '19 - I was able to get some progress on the February section of the Mystery Stitch-a-long this week.  Of course, this is another big section so it is taking longer than I thought to see some progress on it.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL '19 - Feb 10
After finishing off the section that I am working on now I still have the blocks to outline above the Peacock.  It has been interesting seeing all the comments on Facebook about this piece because a lot of people are saying the same thing that this month's section didn't look too bad but it is taking quite a while to stitch.  If things go ok this week I hope to get more of it completed and then I can put the piece away until the March section is released.

We have been told that there will be eight smaller designs that go around the Peacock and then two month's worth of the final border around the entire design.
Roses - Feb 9

Roses - Jan 27
Roses - this is the Heaven and Earth design that I have been working on and I picked it up as a bit of a break from working on Mystery SAL.  I was able to get another page finished of this pattern so that is now 3 pages finished but still there is a lot of stitching to go on this piece.  I enjoy working on this as it is fun to see how the roses are starting to appear a little bit at a time.  I hope that when I get into some of the pages above where I am the actual roses will start to look more like roses than they currently do.

The only disadvantage of this piece is I am only using one colour floss on it so it is difficult to work on for very long considering Mystery is only 3 colours it doesn't give me a lot of variety.   I do have a couple of other pieces that I am thinking of picking up just so that I have some colour variety.

Taffy - Easy Goes It - Feb 6
Easy Goes It Shawl - here is the shawl that I have been working on for the last couple of weeks.  I am happy to see yet another shawl finished and this one is the one that I made using the new Prym knitting needles.  This shawl was made with one ball of Sock-Ease yarn and it worked up quickly.  I am looking forward to working on another one of these shawls as they are quick and easy to make and I do enjoy wearing them.  I have found that I can wear them with a sweater and they dress up the outfit a little bit.

It is nice seeing that I can continue to get some things moved forward.  I hope that I can continue to see progress on things even a little bit at a time.  Sure, I don't get a lot of time to craft but when I can find a bit of time to do something I make sure that I can enjoy what I am working on and also see some progress on the project.

It is now time for me to get some work done that I need to do today and then I will see if I can find a little bit of time to work on a project and see how things go.  I hope everyone else can find a bit of time to do what they love doing this week.

Monday, February 4, 2019

some progress

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL'19 - Jan 24

Where did the last week go? I think I know where the time went and I can admit that I really enjoyed everything that I did.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL'19 - After having some time to wait for the February section to be released I figured I would work on some of the other projects that I have on the go and instead of working on any of my cross-stitch the knitting needles go used and some progress was made.

Linen and Threads Mystery SAL'19 - Feb 3
On January 30th the February section of the Mystery SAL was released and it was once again time to try and get some stitching done.  The outline of some of the borders has been released so that has meant some time sitting and stitching around the peacock.  I will be continuing to work on getting the rest of the border done this month and will see what other stitching I will be able to get done as well.   It is fun working on this piece as I am starting to see it come to life and I am liking the colours that I have picked for this year's piece.  I know they are the same threads like last year and I think they will work well for this year's piece as well.

I hope to get back to working on the border around the Peacock this coming week but will have to see how things go.

Knitting - I have been able to get some knitting done in the last week and a lot of it was fun.

Small version - Workday scarf
One project that got done pretty quickly was a smaller version of the workday scarf.  I was asked to make this version for a doll so that meant it was a quick stitch as I only had to go from 11 stitches up to 30 stitches and then back down again.  It was nice seeing how quickly this scarf worked up and the person is happy with the finished piece.

Besides working on the smaller version of the workday scarf I finished another regular version of it using Sock-Ease yarn in the colourway Taffy.  This scarf is a lot of fun to make and it is something that I can pick up and knit a couple of rows when I have a bit of time. 

Workday scarf - Taffy
This weekend I was able to wear my purple version of the Workday scarf to an event on February 1st and a number of people commented on it. I will be making a couple more versions of this scarf using different yarns as it is fun to make something that really doesn't take too long to do.

I am also working on the Easy Goes It Shawl using the Sock-Ease yarn so I hope to have it finished before the end of this coming week. The Easy Goes It Shawl is using the new Prym Ergonomic knitting needles that I wrote a review in my previous post.

It is now time for me to start getting some things done today that I need to get done.  I have a meeting as well today so will see how that goes.  Until next week hope you can find some time to do what you enjoy doing and know that even if you can't do something each day at least doing a little bit when you can will help you feel a lot better about things.