Saturday, February 27, 2010
This, that and the other thing....
Life continues to run at hyper-speed around here - and add in a whole lot of another trip down how-sick-can-she-get lane and I'm almost at the end of my rope. On the up side, things surely have to improve from here - I can't believe they're going to be much worse.
There's not been a ton of stitching going on, but I realized today that I do have a couple of progress pictures to post.
I've been playing with CdC when I've been out and about - mostly when I'm sitting and watching DS#2 at curling. Progress is slow, but I'm not minding at all. I still get that little thrill through the system every time I pick it up. Here's where it is right now:
And I've been playing with Legends of the Dragons as well, although not nearly as much as I'd like:
I'm going to try and finish most of the border around Majesty and then work at filling Majesty in. As much as I love the overdyed floss I'm using, I can sense a little boredom starting to creep in - so time to shake things up and add some colour!
Because I've not been feeling 100%, I've often been too tired to concentrate on stitching when I've finally had a free moment, so my knitting has been jumping into my hands as of late. I've been working on this scarf for DS#2 for what seems like an age.... He may get to wear it this winter - I think we've decided I only need to do 5 or 6 more repetitions of the pattern and it'll be done. I'm quite impressed with how it's turning out - I've never done cables before (I mentioned I'm quite the inept knitter, didn't I?), so I'm surprised I haven't messed this up.
Yes, it is quite an eye-searing green. DS#2 picked out the wool - and it's an excellent match to some of the greens in his winter coat. He's going to be quite happy with it. The pattern I'm using does have a name and I downloaded it from somewhere on-line. At the moment, the pattern is upstairs, the URL is on a presently defunct HD on my PC and I've not got the energy to get one of the two together and post the info. When it's finished I'll post all the gory details, if you're interested.
And lastly, my LNS had a little open house last night to show off some of the great finds from Nashville. There were lots of neat goodies there - but I'm still wishing there wasn't such a heavy emphasis on all the primitives and reproduction samplers. I like them 'n all, but I'd really like a good dragon to add to my collection. Here's what did manage to jump into my hands:
My haul included La-D-Da's Toil and Trouble, two pieces from Needle Delights (Cobalt and Violet), A Stitcher's Story from Cherry Woods Design Studio, a chunk of Pistachio linen from Enchanting Lair (I'm planning on using some of it to stitch this), a couple of the new Weeks fibres (they were too pretty to pass up) - Monkey Grass and Boysenberry and I got a whole pile of great little freebies - the ones from SB and La-D-Da are calling my name pretty loudly. I also grabbed a mesh bag to give it a try-out. I've always wanted one and just never picked one up before.
Well, it's time for a little lie down again....