Monday, January 14, 2013

It's Done!!!! (finally....)

I finally finished that "Joann's Knitted Shoulder Blanket"!!!  Not really a weekend project for me..  It has taken me forever!!!   I think it was the yarn that was making it so hard for me to knit...  I used Lion Brand Homespun, and it would stretch and bunch...  (Don't think I will ever knit with it again!)

Here it is all done....  Now on to the next project!!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

First finish of 2013!

I had my first finish of 2013! 

It was the 2013 Band Sampler by Kincavel Krosses. (freebie I found on-line.) It was 59 x 135, stitched on a 28ct. creme evenweave with DMC 3051 & 3750. I changed the dividing bands to specialty stitches - Smyrna cross, rice, eyelet, vertical oblong tied, star stitch and herringbone. I started it on 1/1/13, and finished on 1/8/13 !!!   I really like the way it turned out!

Now, I am knitting on the dreaded shoulder blanket.   It says it is a weekend project... but, I have been knitting on this for more than a year!  I will finish it, and it will be warm, but, I don't think I will ever knit with Lion Brand Homespun yarn again!

Happy Stitching... or whatever needleart you enjoy!!!

Myrna  >^..^<

Friday, January 04, 2013

A New Year... and Blog Hop #14

Just made up my list for my 2013 challenge.  Some are items that were on my 2012 list, but, so it goes....  It is posted on the right side.

Blog Hop #14:

What was your biggest stitching accomplishment in 2012?  What was your favorite stash acquisition in 2012 and will you be using it in 2013?

Hmmmm.... I think my biggest thing was finishing Butternut Road "Catch the Wind" for my mother.  She loved it!!!

My favorite thing was a new tote my sister got me... It is aqua blue with lots of pockets!!

 Visit all the blogs in this round of the Stitching the Night Away Stitching Blogger Blog Hop:
Find the instructions on how to participate in this round by clicking here.

Happy Crafting in the New Year... I'm off to stitch!!!

Myrna  >^..^<