Showing posts from April, 2018

IHSW - April Conclusion

I'm a little late posting about IHSW, it ended this past Monday, but when has that stopped anyone? ;) IHSW is a great time to spend your weekend stitching and ignoring housework. Wait... that might be like most other weekends for me. 

There's a Facebook group as well if you're posting your stitching online there as well. 

As many of you mentioned, the Fishing project for my uncle is close to a finish, so I did try and concentrate on that one. It was here:

and is now here: 2 over 2 on 28 ct Tempest by Chromatic Alchemy You may notice there's something missing on the upper right side. I had made a mistake a while ago and decided to try and come at it another way. I had thought I could maybe save it, but I think it was best to frog everything and try again. It's right where the chart splits in half, so I had miscounted a few rows across. If I add in all of the things on the far right, then it hopefully won't happen again. 
I've also still been knitting and managed t…

Gifted Gorgeousness 2018: April Edition

It's the 15th of the month again and time to post about our Gifted Gorgeousness! What we're stitching, what we've received, anything we can shoe horn into the theme. Check out everyone's posts over at our fabulous host, Jo's blog

Fishing - for my uncle
28 ct Tempest by Chromatic Alchemy with charted threads
This is getting really close, I think I'll try and stick with it until it's complete. One reason I'd like to is this uncle also recently had bypass surgery. He came through it fine, but makes me think I should just finish it and get it sent to him. I started the backstitch too, and I do like the effect so far. 

Full Moon - DD
28 ct Lazurite by Chromatic Alchemy with charted threads
I really love this pattern and have been enjoying stitching it. I need to actually pull all the colours and have it set, but I keep getting pulled back by older WIPs I need to finish too.

Kiss for a Snowman - DD
14 ct white Aida with charted threads
I decided to pull out a diffe…

Zodiac SAL: Aries

This past weekend was the first weekend in April and that brings us to the Zodiac SAL hosted by Jo. 

This month's sign is Aries and I've been having some trouble figuring out if any of my projects fit. But then Jocondine mentioned sheep and wool, and I thought of a shoehorn.

My local yarn store, Must Love Yarn is having a KAL for the Jodi shawl. I decided to give it a try since it's DK weight and a little easier than another fingering weight shawl. 

My yarn is from Great Adirondack Yarn Co. and is organic cotton. It's really soft and was surprisingly easy to work with. Sometimes cotton has no give, but this was pretty easy. 

The finish! how it looks on: It was really warm and comfortable even though we had another day of 32F/0C weather here. I enjoyed the Jodi shawl so much I started another one in a different colourway: I'm still on colour 1 so far:
This was the finished Skagen shawl I sent to my Grandma:
How it looks on:

I got it sent out before Easter and I believe it was…

WIPocalypse 2018: March

March has felt like it flew by, and I only posted a couple times. It was pretty busy with hockey tournaments, a conference and Easter right at the end. I'd like to post a bit about my WIPocalypse projects, my 18 in  '18 as Jo calls them. If you haven't heard of WIPocalypse, you can check out all the info at Measi's blog, and basically it's about finishing projects before the inevitable(?) apocalypse. 
This month's question is: What newer designers and product creators (fabric or floss dyeing, etc) out there have you discovered and recommend?
If you're a follower of my blog, you know I love Chromatic Alchemy fabrics. They're so soft and the colours are amazing! I've also joined Jodyri's threads of the month club for a whole set and I mentioned a new designer, Maria, in my last post. 
On to my 18 in '18!
First, although I finished Covered Bridge in January, I bought a Mill Hill frame with a GC from 123 stitch and it's fully finished! Fishing is…