August 28, 2008

On Vacation

I'm on vacation for a couple of weeks, and this is the last night I know for sure that I have internet access. I worked on my Appomattox cross stitch today, and have finished one of two trees, and most of the backstitching on the house.
After I get back I'll try to get back to posting regularly.

August 19, 2008

I'm Still Here

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still here, knitting hats. I met my goal of ten, and have enough yarn leftover to make at least 3 more hats. I've started 2, one in the snowed under pattern, and one in the pattern I've made up. I will publish it as soon as I've met all my deadlines! Although I have yarn for 3 or more hats, I may only finish the 2 on the needles. My wrist is bothering me tonight, and I can only knit about 6 stitches before it starts to hurt. Hopefully a good nights sleep will clear things up.

I have 1.5 bookmarks done for the swap. The .5 should be quick and easy to finish, but I'm a little concerned about the third - it could aggravate my wrist.

Stitching is tomorrow, so hopefully I can get a lot done - I'll be going on vacation several days before both the deadlines, so my personal deadline is ASAP (or August 25). When I get back, I hope to have a finished cross stitch to share. I've been taking nearly finished cross stitches on vacation with me, and finished them by the time we returned home. I should take more vacations...


August 10, 2008

More Hats

Hats 7-9 are done! Other than knitting, and a little mending last week, I haven't been doing any crafting.

The blue one still needs pompoms on the ends of the ties, and I will probably add some to the tops of the other two hats.

Below is the yarn I have left - there ought to be enough for at least 3 more hats, so I've upped my goal from 10 hats to 12 hats. The picture was taken before making the pink/brown hat on the left, so the dark maroon is gone, and there is just enough variegated pink to make a pompom.
Casting on for hat #10!
My goal for this week is to finish all the hats so that I can get started making bookmarks for the exchange! I've already figured out style/patterns, so all I have to do is get busy making them!