As the title states....this is a long "catch up for the past few weeks" post..... I hope I don't put anyone to sleep with it!
One of the craft stores I visit (more often than my hubby would like) is having "March Madness" sales, and while I was looking around yesterday, I found myself in the yarn aisles.....considering giving knitting a go, again.
My last knitting project was over 3 years ago, when I knit a baby blanket while pregnant with my daughter Kella. It was definitely a beginner project, with no pattern and just going back and forth until I ran out of yarn. I have knitted before, wayyyy back in High School.....but I haven't really gotten the hang of it.
I figured I'd give it another shot, so I found a pattern online and bought myself some yarn and some needles (all on sale...in case hubs is reading!). So there I sat last night, trying to remember which hand holds what and trying to figure out what YO, ST, K and P all meant! After working on it for a few hours, here's how far I got:
Let's see...what else have I been up to..... Oh yes, my son has an "Erupting Volcano" due this week, so we worked on it over the weekend. I think he did a great job!
I was also able to complete a lap quilt for a wonderful friend of mine this past week. I used a charm pack of fabric and made pinwheels. I love how it turned out and can't wait to send it to her!
I know this week is our WIPocalypse update week, but I'm going to post my progress on Coral anyway. Maybe I'll get a bit more done between now and March's Full Moon date!!
Of course, because Michele at Heaven and Earth Designs went and had a Leap Day sale...I had to buy, right? And buying new charts gives me the itch to kit up and start new ones :) Over the weekend I kitted up Please My Wings Take Me Away, here's a picture from the HAED site:
I also kitted up my first Little House Needleworks piece!! I'm so excited about this piece because I won it from Bekca at The Stitching Lion. Winning a piece from a bloggy friend makes it extra special to me, so I can't wait to get it done! I'm thinking of finishing it as a pillow...not sure yet. Bekca also sent me some scented DMC floss! We don't have this in the states, so I felt spoiled when I recieved it!! Why don't we get this fun stuff over here?
After winning 2 wonderful giveaways, I'm ready to have another one myself!! I have a girl's day planned for this weekend, with a stop at our local cross stitch shop. I'll be on the look out for some cute items and I'll start my giveaway next week!