Confessions of a Floss Licker

Thursday, March 29, 2007

New Project Excitement...

I started a new project last night. I started a baby blanket for my boss' next grandbaby. It's crochet (I did buy a new pattern for it - but I should note that it's only cross stitch patterns/charts that I'm NOT buying during the challenge) and it's on the larger side because I started with a larger hook. Eh, I do that kind of thing regularly. Still, I think it's going to look nice. I'm using two colors instead of the single color the chart called for and so far it's really easy. It may take me a while to finish, but it's portable and I can take it with me. And if somebody else is driving I can do it in the car! Now I really can't wait until I get my new "yarn" basket. It's going to be bigger than the one I have now so I can fit more in it - patterns, hooks and everything!

Progress: I nearly finished my new tam, except for running out of yarn. The skein I was using had less on it than I was expecting. But I also found out that my tam is a little bigger than the last one. So I'm going to frog out about 7 rows and then start my "finishing" rows from there. I think that that's still not going to give me enough yarn to finish so I need to go buy another skein. But I think I'm going to do something a little different with this one. I have to go to the store to see if I can find what I want and I will post if it works.

On the cross stitch front: I put a few more stitches into Castle Sampler and Rose Arbor this week. And the models are coming along slowly.

That's it for today.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Making slow progress

Not much is getting done on the models lately as I'm not finding much time to stitch. I managed though to get some time in last night on Model #2, Castle Sampler (TW Mondays), and Rose Arbor. I guess a little is better than nothing.

Oh, and I finished the scarf that I was knitting for my daughter's friend. One more to tick off on my 50 Project Challenge!