Friday, December 30, 2016

Progress on my cross stitch WIPs

I had put away my woodland sampler to focus on finishing the Merry & Bright cross stitch by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I finished the bonus pattern first. I only made one change and that was to change the light blue border to pink. Now I have to decide how to display it.

I also finished the main panel too. I plan to have this professionally framed, perhaps in red?

I have just this week pulled out the Woodland Sampler and finished November. The July block is also half complete. I plan to finish this either today or tomorrow as it's already dated 2016 and I don't plan to restitch the final block.

So hopefully I will have two fewer cross stitch projects to list as UFOs on 1 January 2017.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Progress on my knitting WIPs

When sorting out my works in progress basket I came across two cakes of yarn in the frozen colourway  which I had caked up for the little bobbins knits Christmas Eve cost on for 2015. They were never cost on so I decided to add them to my WIPs and I have now done the heel turn on both socks. Like my advent socks I have knit these two at a time.

I have knit on my mini mania sure every day with my advent minis. It is growing slowly.

I have been making progress on my advent socks using the mini skeins from my advent calendar. I am two rows away from the heel turn.

I have not yet added the pom-poms to my white stuff inspired scarf so I have no finished objects this week.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Working on my cross stitch WIPs

I have grossly miscalculated how much I can achieve this month, so I have adjusted my expectations. I have finished October and most of November on my Woodland sampler with just one month to complete - July.

Progress will be slow as I can't get good stitch definition with white and the remainder of November is white and there are white dandelions in the July block.

However I have now put it away until after Xmas and I am working on Merry & Bright, clue 2 of which was released on Monday evening.

I will work on this every day after my advent knitting. It should be finished but not framed by Xmas.