Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Finish and Wishes

Last night I finished my Ever Blessed, freebie from Heartstring Samplery. A super fun stitch with the perfect sentiment for today....

Ever Blessed by Heartstring Samplery
32 ct Vintage Buttercream with assorted overdyed cotton


Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with friends, family and fun!!  xx

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Knit, Knit, Stitch!

Happy Weekend All!

I have been having fun knitting my '2-hour' scarves. Although I am getting faster I do not think they will ever be done in 2 hours!  

Also have started the freebie SAL from Heartstring Samplery, Ever Blessed. 

Today I went out for lunch. I have a bit if an obsession with Panera's Greek salad, but at least an obsession of salad is good for me!  Reading Midsummer, so far a very interesting read. 

Hope you all are having a super relaxing weekend filled with fun stitches! xx

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First Snow





Sunday, November 10, 2013

Live from New York...






Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lots of WIPs

Hi Everyone!    Another month is gone!  When did that happen?  :)

I am now having WIP overload.  With the holidays not so far away I am working on some extra pieces while trying to keep a hand in the projects already started!

First up is SDW.  I am working on the last few pages of this pattern so I know the end is not so far away.  I really want to finish it before year end....

Next is my start on GigiR's Saxony ATS.  The silks are just so amazing on this one.  I am using the Attic's silk conversion which includes so many different silks, Gumnuts, Gloriana, Belle Soie, and Dinky Dyes.  It is fun to try so many different ones.  I think so far my favorite is Belle Soie but they are all so gorgeous!  I am really amazed at how the one strand of silk covers so well.  

This past week I decided to try knitting up some scarves for holiday gifts.  I am definitely a beginner knitter, but found a pattern called the '2-hour' scarf!  The pattern can be found here.  And while it has so far taken me 8 hours and still counting I am enjoying it!  Two hours must be for the speed knitters!  lol! 

I had a very looooooong wait yesterday having my car repaired so I spent quite a few hours on it.  It is made using the Homespun Lion Brand yarn.  SO SOFT!

And last but not least, I have pulled the threads and linen to make Heartstring Samplery's Ever Blessed.  It is such a sweet SAL that Beth designed and is perfect for this time of year.  You can read more about the SAL and see Beth's finish here.  So I am already to go with 32 ct vintage buttercream and a combo of overdyed cottons.  I am looking forward to putting a few stitches in this weekend.  

A few weeks back I got to see a preview of the new movie About Time.  It is from the same people that did Love Actually (another fave of mine!) and you come away with that same kind of happy, feel-good feeling.  About Time made me smile, laugh, and cry, and stirred up memories from my own life.  I loved it and hope to get to it again while it is playing.  I hope you get to see it.  

This weekend I am going to New York City for a show and hope to get further on my WIPs!  

I hope whatever your plans you have a fantastic weekend!  

Keep stitching and smiling!  xxx