Saturday, 23 July 2016

A little stitching time

It's not much, but I've managed to get a bit of stitching done, still all in the same colour, so it's nice easy block stitching, everything under the line is the same colour, so it's mindless, which seeing as we're quite busy at work at the moment is a good thing. I have also crocheted this week, but it's just the continuation of the blanket, so there isn't much to show really, and I'm ripping out another blanket which is taking a very long time because the fibre's are very lose, so I'm having to work it very carefully!

However, I did have one finish last week, (I'd completely forgotten, how is that possible).

I can't believe I forgot this, I've been taunting you with this little dude for a couple of weeks, so here he is all done, this is Groot!

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Bits and Bats

The title says it all, I have lots of little bits of progress this week, a few rows of blanket mean that I finally feel like I'm closer to finishing to starting, woohoo. I do love the colours on this, and I finally feel like I've made peace with the pattern, it doesn't seem to taper in the way that it was, this is now bad photography not bad crochet! 
Secondly the second post of 'can you guess what it's going to be yet?' I'm seeing progress, but I'm aware that to most people it looks like a flower pot, and I'm not even going to comment on what the two small bits on the left look like to me at the moment, if you have a filthy mind you'll probably get there too. Hopefully by next week you'll actually be able to vaguely see what it's meant to be. 
Finally, my stitching is back out. I've just scrolled back and the last time I posted something that was for me was mid May, so six weeks ago. It feels like longer, so I'm just grateful that I am finally working on it again. this is now the full bottom width of Cara Mia Mon Chere, I know it doesn't look like anything yet, but I can see the shape, and that makes me happy! Oooh, and I got a new kits last week (ooops), Medusa Dollmaker did a Princess Bride artwork and Gecko got permission to chart it as a limited edition. It arrived and I love it, and I'm having to work quite hard at not instantly starting it, although it has been added to my start soon list, I'm very excited!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Bit of Crochet

So, I've managed to get some crochet done this week, all on gifts, but I'm hoping another couple of productive evenings and I might be able to let myself have an evening towards my stitching... is it sad that I'm excited about that? However, in the mean time, I started a new gift this week, can you guess what it is? 
Secondly, the baby blanket continues! You can see the difference, and I do finally seem to have mastered it not tapering in. I have no idea how, but I'm taking it as a win.
I'm really craving a new start. I'm trying to convince myself that starting a couple of other gifts in the next couple of weeks will do it, but what I really want to do is a block stitch blanket that I have a pattern for. One day!

Monday, 4 July 2016

Ta da!

This is a day late, I meant to finish this over the weekend, but I forgot to take into account just how much I hate backstitch and how long it would take me to do.
But the sheep are finished! This means that in theory my own cross stitch can come back out soon, I'm so excited. And I definitely need to go back to something that doesn't need back stitch, oh how I hate it!
But anyway, I have a finish, I'm so happy to have my annual finish (let's be honest, nothing else is going to get finished this year). The crochet will come out tomorrow to work on another couple of presents, I have so many projects lined up, but once a couple of those are worked on, I can work on my own stuff again. Happy Happy me!