Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Stitch from Stash update #5

Good morning! I hope that you all had a lovely weekend! It was beautiful here in Northern Delaware. We have friends visiting from Arizona so there has been lots of sight seeing. Philadelphia, Washington D.C, Ft.  McHenry, Brandywine Battlefield and today they are off to Gettysburg so I thought I would pop on here and give my update.
I did really well this month. I only bought one skein of CC thread. So my grand total spent for May is $2.20. I had $43.10 carryover and adding this month's budget of $25.00. That leaves me with $65.90 carryover for next month. :-)
I haven't had a lot of stitching time this month. We have been enjoying being outside as much as possible. :-) We went to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on mothers day. I love to bird watch and so I was in bird heaven. We went up to Hershey Pennsylvania and met up with friends for lunch. And company for 2 weeks but, I did manage to get some done. I pulled out of my stitching bag my last cottage of the month that I have not finished. It is August. I had started it last July, but then I got busy with moving and it got put aside. I am almost finished and I will continue with it until I am done. :-)
I have made two color changes. It was just a little too blue for my taste. :-) So I changed the house color to CC Key Largo, and the words to CC Ripe Melon.
Well, I hope that you are all having a lovely day!
Happy stitching!
Love, Heather
August Cottage when I picked it back up.
This is how far I got with my stitching this month.
A Great Blue Heron at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.
Afternoon tea with two of my three children on Mother's day.
A fun day was had in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Knitting projects

I am finally getting around to posting some of my knitting projects. We have been enjoying the beautiful spring weather and so I haven't been on the computer much. I seem to have had a bad case of cast on-itis lately. I have also taken several classes lately too,  so I have more projects on the go than normal. :-) At least that's my story and I am sticking to it!  :-)

I took a mitten class a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it. I have finished my first mitten and I need to start the second one. The pattern is called Nana Hortons Mittens. I am using Susquehanna low cal worsted for these. It's dyed by the designer of the pattern. She is an indie dyer out of Havre De Grace,  Maryland. I love her yarn. :-)

My next class was a sweater kal. We could choose any of the Knitting Pure and Simple patterns and I chose Cap Sleeve Cardigan Vest. I am using Berroco Remix yarn. I am enjoying this project.
My last class was the pattern Zuzu's Petals. It is a scarf/cowl or maybe a lacy bandana. :-) I am using Berroco Linsey, which is a cotton and linen blend. 

I have learned at least one new technique in each class, but more in some of the classes. I am signed up for a couple more this summer. I need to finish up my other class pieces quickly. :-)
I finished my first Hitchhiker on Saturday and cast on for a new one that afternoon. The Hitchhiker is a scarf/shawlette and is a very fun, mindless knit. I am knitting my new one out of a dk weight cotton blend. It's coming along very quickly. 

This is getting embarrassing!  I have way too many projects going on. I still have several more things to show you, but I will make another post soon. :-)

I will be back in a few days with my stitch from stash update. 

Happy stitching!
Love, Heather