Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 27 December 2020

Slow Stitching

 I have finished all the knitting I wanted to get done for Christmas and they were gifted Christmas morning. The last stitches were put into Becca’s mittens at 10:30 pm Christmas Eve. Nothing like finishing at the last minute. She loved them.

So I’m back now to my regular knitting and stitching with a new addition. Gail, aka the Cozy Quilter, was showing me some of the embroidery her daughter has been doing and also Gail has a new cross stitch pattern from the shop Peppermint Purple. I decided to go have a look. Oh dear..... that was a mistake which has led to the addition of a new stitchery project. I picked the Mandala Millefiori Stitch Along. I went to the store Stitch It Central here in the city on Tuesday and picked up the supplies I needed for it. I got a very small start on it a couple of nights ago. I used to do cross stitch all  the time, before quilting took over my life. I’m slowly getting into other things besides quilting lately. I did a little bit on my Noah’s Journey, block 5 as well. The bunnies are done except for their eyes and noses and some of the grass is done as well. There is still quite a way to go on this one. And then there is my The Night Forest sweater. I’m well into the colour work around the bottom, so this shouldn’t take much longer to get the body done and then start on the sleeves. With our province being back in lock down until the end of January, there will be lots of time to get lots of hand work done.

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.

Sunday 20 December 2020

Slow Stitching

I’m continuing with knitting as my main focus for slow stitching. I finished my hat and my thrummed mittens. So very soft  and so  very toasty warm. When I finished those it occurred to me that I have a very large stash of leftover worsted weight yarns that could be used to make even more pairs of mittens. I wasn’t certain however that I had enough of the roving to do another pair, so I bought some more from my local yarn shop. I seem to have more than enough now. I can probably furnish enough thrummed mitts for the whole family with the amount that is here. My sweater is set aside for the moment while I work on another pair of mitts. If I can get them done in time they may end up as a Christmas gift for our daughter. So with that goal in mind, I will publish this post and link to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and then get back to knitting.

Sunday 6 December 2020

Slow Stitching

 I’ve been feeling a bit better this week and so have been able to get more accomplished. I finished the stitching on the fourth Noah’s Journey block just in time for the new one to come out. Here’s the fourth, 
kangaroos and monkeys. The fifth has a couple of moose, perfect for Canada, and some hippos one of which is delightfully pink polka dotted.

I’ve also made progress on my The Night Forest sweater. I’m up to five inches done on the body which makes it much easier to get a picture of the colour work around the yoke. I need to do 4 1/2 more inches on the body and then there is more colour work to do before the final ribbing around the bottom.

It’s a lovely sun shiny day with cold blue skies. So I am going to spend the rest of the day resting and stitching by the window enjoying the light. I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.