Wednesday, February 9, 2011


The other thing that is occupying my time is knitting!  I love to knit, especially in the winter.  I purchased the yarn for this cardigan last winter but didn't get to start it before the hot weather set in again. 

Celtic Cardigan by Oat Couture

 The yarn is by KnitPicks, Swish DK, color Clematis Heather, 100% Superwash Merino Wool.  It is a dream to knit with.

Progress as of February 9, 2011

February update

Today is my second snow day off work inside of a week, very unusual for this neck of the woods. So, I'm taking the opportunity to update my blog which has been sorely neglected over the past few weeks.
First is my progress on Day & Night, the end is in sight!  Most of what is left are small motifs and shouldn't take long.
Tree of Stitches -- Parts 1 and 2

The other stitching I'm doing is a design called Tree of Stitches by Abi Gurden.  This is a tree that is done in different specialty stitches, the threads and fabric are of the stitcher's choice.  It's an SAL on The Stitch Specialists Yahoo Group and we'll be doing one stitch every couple of weeks.  So far we've done the trunk in cross stitch, then some of the foliage in Symrna stitches with French knots. The fabric is some blue cloud hand dyed, although it doesn't really show up on the photo.  Can't remember the names/colors of the threads, I'm just pulling them out of my stash as they strike my fancy!

Tree of Stitches -- Part 3