Monday, July 23, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness - July Edition

Well, it's a little embarrassing how long it's been since I've posted, but I'd like to thank everyone again for your lovely comments on everything. Keith loved his personalized gift, my Mom loved the shawl and DD loves her socks too, which are now a complete pair.

Again, I've been doing more knitting than stitching this past month. Part of that is the heat had really set in and it was too hot to stitch because I'm always worried about sweaty hands, but knitting is a little more forgivable that way. I had also signed up for a couple KALs (knit-a-longs), so used the time to work on things for that.

However, I did get out one stitching project last month!

AAN Spider Banner

The top post is a little more true to the fabric colour, not sure why the front legs look darker though, same thread, WDW Okeefeenokee, is the same throughout. I think it was a new skein though, so maybe different dyelot. 

I was doing well until the heat and humidity stuck around for a week, I couldn't work on this when it was that hot. A few more days should have a finish!

I started this 5th pair of socks when I was on my way to my parents. I finished one while I was there, which was good for sizing, and mostly finished the other on the way home. These were mailed to my sister and have arrived safely. She says they're a "hug for her feet" after wearing flip flops all day.
 shortie socks with Berroco Comfort Sock

Pair 3 is complete! DD loves them and has worn them frequently.
 Fiberstash Unicorns in SPACE! and Neon mini skein kit

Pair 2 has one sock complete, other sock is not started yet though
 I think this is Malabrigo sock yarn?

Shawl With No Name 
 first time attempting slip stitch mosaic, I love it!

I'm not sure if this will be gifted or not. I used Great Adirondack Yarn company cotton yarn and it's so soft I might have to hold onto this one.

And that's what I've been up to. I'm woefully behind in blogs and will do my best to catch up. I hope everyone has been well! Cross stitch will still be minimal until it cools off a little more, it's so humid and we don't have AC, although we're having a serious conversation about it this year.

Happy Stitching!


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