Saturday, 2 November 2013

Little update

First off here is Dragon Rider, finished the green that I was doing and there's now some brown in there, and the exciting thing is, that little smush of brown that you can see... that's the beginning of the dragon... I'm so excited that while on my sixth page I'm finally getting to see some real dragon (I'm not counting that tiny bit on the first page, because you'd never have known what it was if you didn't know. But any way, as this is now my focus piece (honest guv), hopefully I'll see this coming on in leaps and bounds in the next year... although stitching plans to be detailed later will probably put paid to that.
Secondly I have the beginning of my second scarf... this one is intended for my Grandad for Christmas... this is intended for him for two reason.
1. My gran tried to teach me to knit many years ago, but I was terrible and it always resulted in confusion and shouting, so as my gran is no longer with us I'd like to be able to prove to him that, better late than never, I've finally mastered knitting.
2. He's my granddad, therefore no matter how awful the thing I give him, he has to lie and tell me that it's lovely, which I'm kinda clinging to at the moment!
My stitching is probably going to take a bit of a hit this month... I've signed up to National Novel Writing Month and set myself a target of 1000 words a day, so by the time I've done that, then worked on Grandad's scarf, I can't see my getting much stitching done, but hopefully I will still have something to show this week, either stitching or knitting!
And finally, I seem to have, rather foolishly, signed up to another two SALs, like I need more projects than I already have. One is an Aimee Stewart SAL in the New Year, and I'm doing Tale of the Red Swans after Aimee said that she'd really like to see it stitched... which meant that even Ben said I had to kit it up and stitch it, so I've had to thank Aimee because for once I don't have to smuggle the supplies into the flat. Secondly I've joined in a Paine Free SAL as well, which is starting on the 1st of December, not quite sure which one I'm stitching for that... it depends on whether I chart that I'm waiting for is released or not. I'm hoping for Kidnapped Batgirl to be released, otherwise it'll be Apocalypse Princesses which I've had for ages.
Happy stitching all, and if anyone is joining in NaNoWriMo, good luck with that.


Emma/Itzy said...

Great progress on both your stitching and knitting! I think the scarf looks great :)

I'm taking part in the paine free sal too! I'm stitching dwarven leader, but I need to get my layaway paid off so I get all the materials in time...

The Aimee Stewart sal is tempting me, I don't have any of the charts in my stash, but there is a few I like...but urgh...I have so much to stitch already and I'm supposed to be saving... :/

Lauren said...

That Dragon Rider is looking wonderful. Great progress. I also love that you are enjoying your knitting. It will be a lovely gift when it is finished. Happy stitching...and knitting :)

Linda said...

Dragon Rider is awesome. You have made good progress. I'm sure your granddad will love the scarf.


sharine said...

Great progress. Your knitting looks very even:)

Tania said...

Your stitching is going great.
I love your reasons for knitting the scarf for your granddad.
I wish I could be there with Christmas eve to here him say how lovely your scarf is.

Lesleyanne said...

Dragon Rider is coming along lovely. I am joining the Paine Free SAL too. Your scarf looks gorgeous I am sure your Grandad will love it.

Gizzimomo said...

Fantastic to see the dragon back out again, love that piece and your progress!