This was probably the worst stitching year since I started stitching! LOL! That is both good and bad. Bad because, well, I wanted to get more done, but good because I also did some knitting, and I did so much else that was absolutely fabulous. And like they say, you can’t do everything, a girl has to pick and choose! So, without further introduction, here are two lists, one for stitching and the other for knitting.
1) Spiral Lbre – freebie in pink
2) Spiral Lbre – freebie in green
3) Santa ornament – Prairie Schooler
4) Noel Ornament – freebie
5) Flea Market Souvenir – Blackbird Designs
6) Home Of A Needleworker (Too!) – Little House Needleworks
7) Set of smalls in orange for my dad’s sister – Various freebie designs
8) Notebook – part of LHN’s The Rain Fell
9) Purple Set of Smalls – Various Freebie Designs
10) Small Token – Blackbird Designs
11) Red Set of Smalls for Svala – Various freebie designs
12) Purple set of smalls for Birgitta – Various freebie designs
1) Ebony Cape – Design by Helga Isager
2) Gryffindor Scarf – Design by me
3) Frost – Design by Védís Jónsdóttir
4) Knúpur – Design Védís Jónsdóttir
5) Cheers – Design by Cheryl Niamath
6) Lopi 156 – Design Álafoss
7) Neckwarmer for Fanney – Design Susan Chang
I am not making any stitching or knitting resolutions for the new year. There is only one thing I am going to follow: ENJOY WHAT I AM DOING!
May the year 2010 bring you and your family joy and love in every aspect of your life. Thank you for the friendship in 2009.
Linda, Sumarrós and Karítas Árný
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So, first up is the WIP picture of my Necessities Sampler by Little House Needleworks. Started Saturday November 15th in the cabin with the girls. I am changing the blues to reds since red is much more my colour than blue. Pardon the wrinkles, I am stitching it in hand and will not press it until it is finished.
Necessities Sampler by LHN
Fabric: 40ct Antique White Newcastle Linen
First half of Baggy Bolero that is being knitted for myself. Working in the second half right now and am almost to the last increasing.
Pattern: Baggy Bolero found here
Yarn: 1 strand Einband in black and one strand Plötulopi in dark purple
Last night my friend Guðbjörg came over with bags full of delicious yarns that she was selling for a friend of ours. I bought the following.
Schoppel Wolle: 420m = 100gr – 25% Nylon 75% wool. Out if it I am going to knit this scarf, featured in Lopi 29.
Posh Yarn – Impress: Elinor, superwash pure merino sock yarn. 400 yds / 100 gr.
I am going to knit a shawl out of these two delicious hanks of wool. I have not decided on a shawl yet, but am browsing Ravelry like a crazy person these days for some inspiration and ideas. Have my eyes on a few, but nothing has been decided yet. Besides, I can’t start a shawl until after Christmas sometime.
Me and a part of my stitching group (Rósa, Erla, Guðbjörg, Aiste and her daughter Amelía) went away to a cabin in the country for the weekend. We left on Friday after work, and after a short stop at a grocery store to get supplies we drove out of town. Like always, as soon as we got there we started stitching/knitting.
On Saturday Rósa made us a wonderful meal of chicken and vegetables, baked in the oven topped with cheese and rice, salad and bread, washed down with some white wine. Thank you Rósa for a wonderful meal!
The youngest of the group, Amelía (8 months old) was a complete angel the entire weekend and we played a little.
Aiste (her mother) finished a wool west, her second ever knitting project. Rósa finished socks and learned how to knit two things at the same time using a long circular needle and the magic loop method. Guðbjörg finished a hat. Erla got her advent calendar done and did some of the ornaments to hang on it (you can see pictures of it on her blog). I did half of my bolero and started Necessities Sampler by Little House Needleworks. I am changing the colour scheme from blues to reds. I also knitted a little on the baby kimono (Ravelry Link) I am doing for a charity project.
Thank you my wonderful friends for a great, great weekend! You have no idea how much they, and YOU, mean to me! More Pictures from the trip can be found on my flickr account.
Oh it has been long. Way too long. Sorry I went MIA, but sometimes life just gets in the way of things. Everything is good though, I have just been really busy with, yeah, life. So it has been good and fun 🙂
I got an e-mail from Jennifer who won my bloggaversary draw telling me that she got the package that I sent her. You can see pictures of the goodies over at her blog.
I am however going to show you some detailed pictures of the first notebook that I finished and was a part of the gift to her. I am absolutely in love with how it turned out and it was very hard to give up, but Jennifer tells me that she loves it so I know it went to the right place. I am definitely going to be using this finishing technique more!
Pattern is from LHN’s The Rain Fell. I changed it a lot to fit my ideas.
Fabric: Lakeside Linens River Willow 32ct
Threads: CCC and DMC
I added some pearl buttons to the back and a small charm. I wanted the book to be simple and plain and I think I managed that. I also love that fabric, it is just so beautiful!
I have finished knitting my cape! I just sewed the buttons on today and wore it. It is just awesome! I will post pictures soon hopefully, I just need someone to come over and take pictures of me wearing it. I am sure that will happen soon. I have started another knitting project, a very simple scarf for a friend in Gryffindor colors. Oh, speaking of Harry Potter, have you seen the trailer for the new movie? I am oh so excited about it! Can’t wait!
Well. I am going to get comfy on my sofa and stitch a little. I haven’t been stitching at all really, and I need to finish up one thing that is a gift.
Oh, one more thing. Next Saturday we are getting a new member to our family.
We haven’t decided on a name yet, we need to get to know her a little first I think. I can’t wait, I really miss having a cat!
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I had my friends Tracy’s name for the Christmas exchange in our stitching group. I was super busy and needed extra time to do the finishing on it etc. so Tracy was gracious enough to give me all the extra time I needed to be able to finish it up as I wanted. I mailed her package about two weeks ago and she got it yesterday. She e-mailed me and told me she absolutely loved it so now I can share a picture of the finished product with you.
Little Women Series by Little House Needleworks finished as a pillow.
The photo is really dark. The fabric around is green and the corners are purple. The back has the same purple fabric as the corners. I thought green would work best with these designs because each of them has something green in them so that was the only color they all had in common. I wanted to have something purple too since that is Tracy’s favorite color.
Here you can see the fabric better, the other photo is a bit dark. I added these cute wooden flower buttons to each corner as I thought the pillow needed a little something extra.
I am going to ask Tracy to take a picture of it stuffed and hopefully in daylight. It was still dark for so many hours a day when I took that picture that it didn’t turn out that well. She also had a birthday in February so she also got the Bourse I made during the Finishing weekend at my house.
Tracy I am so happy that you liked what I made for you and once again, I am so very sorry that the gifts were so late.
Yay! I have a new finish 🙂
I really, really enjoyed stitching this pattern. The design is fun and very fitting for me and my needleworker home, the fabric is just gorgeous, the threads are fun and have beautiful color and variation to them and I love the finished result. I started this a while ago (about a month ago or so) but put it down while doing some finishing and knitting and other stuff. I mailed the finishes I was doing to both Tracy and Brenda on Tuesday so I went back to stitching this today and managed to finish it today. I have been sick (yes, again!) with strep throat infection and went home from work with a high fever on Tuesday and was home yesterday and today. I think I am good enough to go to work tomorrow though.
Anyway, here are some pictures. I love the little details all over this pattern. I never really noticed them until I started stitching it.
Pattern: Home Of A Needleworker Too by Diane Williams (Little House Needleworks)
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 36ct Reindeer (limited edition)
Threads: CCC as recommended – except the heart on the house, it was charted as white but I thought it needed to be red
Stitched one over two
Yup. I am sick again. I woke up at 6am on Wednesday morning with a horrible tummy ache and started leaking from both ends soon after that, yeah, yummie, I know. I have had a sore tummy and a fever since then and today is basically my first day feeling a bit human again. I still have slight fever but my stomach is feeling a whole lot better. So I am crossing my fingers and stitches (off course!) that it is over now! My girls have thankfully stayed clear of all this sickness that has been haunting the house so far, and I really hope that they don’t catch any of it. I sent them to my parents house on Wednesday since I was too sick to even take care of myself. My mom offered to take them so I was very thankful to just be able to be sick in peace. It was just what I needed. I can’t wait to go to work on Monday. I am not made for staying at home like this, I go a little crazy! I have been more or less sick for about 3 weeks now so enough is enough!
I wanted to share my newly started project with you. I started it a week ago (Friday night) and did a little on it then, a little yesterday and a little today. Here is how it looks:
Pattern: Home Of A Needleworker (Too!) by Diane Williams (Little House Needleworks)
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 36ct Reindeer (limited edition)
Threads: CCC as recommended
Stitched with one thread over two
I am loving it! I have missed stitching on LHN designs! And I must say that this fabric is just amazing! I love the color and the feel of it. It is so soft and nice to work with. The threads just pop on it and the color is so soft on the eyes. The picture does not do it justice but it was the best I could do without taking the piece outside and it is wet and I didn’t want to take the chance of ruining my piece. The color is actually a bit more orange/brown-ish, not as gray as it looks in the picture. I will get a better picture with truer colors once it is done. I can’t put it down and am going to continue watching Grey’s Anatomy and stitch some more. My girls are coming home today since I am feeling better and I can’t wait to have them home. I am thinking we will order a pizza for them (I still don’t feel like eating anything) and have a nice quiet night at home tonight.
Thank you all for visiting and for the wonderful comments on both Flea Market Souvenir and the finishes from my Finishing Weekend!