Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What The Wednesday

What I'm knitting this Wednesday:

Still working on the Catherine Socks (Rav. link).  This pair is going to take awhile.  I'm enjoying the pattern so I'm not in a rush knitting them up AND the knits/purls do slow me down some.  I don't mind at all.

Several have asked about the yarn.  It's Zauberball #2079 Floral Language.  If you ever have questions about the yarn I'm currently using, you can always check out my Ravelry project page.  Current projects are always there.

What I'm cross stitching this Wednesday:

Nothing.  LOL  Santa is finished, but I still have to "finish" finish him with his backing and his hanger.  You'll be happy to know, on this very chilly Wednesday, Santa is fully dressed.

What I'm reading this Wednesday:
That's MY Wednesday.
How is your day goin'?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Channeling My Inner Girly-Girl

No one in their right mind would ever suggest I was....
a girly-girl.

I wear mostly dark colors.
Navy blue, black, grey, burgundy . . . they are my friends.

Snake in the pool . . . or on your porch.
Call me . . . I'll relocate it for you.

Hunt down and haul some free firewood.
I'm your girl.

My hair is short.
My makeup nonexistent.
(I do, however, like a touch of cologne - Inis is my go-to scent.)

So, it might come as a surprise to some that I am knitting these.
Could socks GET more girly?

And you know what?

I LOVE them.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Color Me - AMAZED

Look at what they guy down the street was throwing out.
Piled up at the curb just like so much rubbish.
This is prime stuff I tell you.
OAK baby!
Prime hard firewood,
cut in perfect little fireplace size chunks.

Now it won't be good for THIS year,
It's still green.
But, next year -----bring on Snowmageddon!
We are READY!

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Stitching time was a bit limited the last week.
Don't you just hate when real life gets in the way of fun?
In spite of that, I've made a pretty good start on ornament #4.
Santa just needs to finished getting dressed.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fair and Balanced

In an effort to be fair and balanced....
I like the pups too.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Christmas Trio

I'll admit it.  I wasn't very organized last Christmas.  I made no new ornaments for our tree. I didn't make any ornaments for anyone else's tree either. The one decoration I was working on didn't get finished in time. I guess I just wasn't feeling the stitch-y love. I spent a lot more time knitting.

This year will be different.
There WILL be ornaments.
I am a huge fan of perforated paper.

Taken from the top:

1.  "This Little Lamb" ----- the pattern was part of a nativity group in one of those now-defunct cross stitch magazines.  The Jesus and Mary are very tall...so tall I probably would never stitch them.  But, the lambs ---oh the lambs.  They are just so cute and with a few added beads.  Well, we all know what I think of beads on cross stitch :::swoon:::

2.  "Sherman C. Hawk" ----- the pattern is from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue.  It was meant to be a snowman surrounded by hearts and made into a pillow.  Okay ---- toss those hearts. I'm not a hearts and flowers kinda girl.  I'm a football lovin' kind of girl.  I just got to the heart of the pattern ---- SNOWMAN!  And, even though my team didn't make it to the Super Bowl doesn't mean I'm bitter about football (well, not VERY bitter).  It just so happens that I  have a very special friend that lives near Seattle. I'll root for her Seahawks.  Well.....I mean SHERMAN will.  Like Linus and his great pumpkin, I must keep the faith that some day my Eagles will show up to play on Superbowl Sunday.

And last, but not least ...

3. "Seymore Parks" ---- There is a new series from SamSarah called 10 x The Fun.  This booklet has snowmen.  All KINDS of snowmen.  Seymore is wearing his red, white and blue.  He wants everyone to take the time to experience the U.S.A. through the National Park System.  He's a very smart snowman.

There you have it.
The start of Christmas 2015.
It's easy as 1-2-3.

Thursday, January 1, 2015