December 23rd and I am anxiously waiting for my children to get here. Of course, they have not even left Napa yet but they’ll be leaving soon. I try not to look at the weather reports showing snow and promising a couple feet of snow. We’re not really used to the snow but I am quickly getting there. However, the kids don’t do much driving in it in fair weather Napa Valley. As you can imagine there is a stark difference between there and here in Reno, NV.
I think you get the idea.
So I wait…..and worry….
I will be so happy when they are here.
I am pretty stoked about my recent activity in stitching. I have finished two projects. The first one is a knitted in Caron Cakes in purple hues. I found out about Caron Cakes through The Crochet Crowd. The pattern is on the site as well but I found it on the band of the Caron Cakes I bought. Two skeins is all it took and it was really enjoyable to make. If you would like to give it a try you can find the pattern here Triangle Shawl. Very easy even if you are a beginning knitter.
Another project I finished was a crochet Corner to Corner throw. I used some Red Heart yarn that was my mom’s. She had an abundance of it so I thought that it would be great for this. It was a little more advanced but not by much. If you know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet you’ll do well with this.
As you can see I had a “shades of purple” thing going on. Something I discovered about my unfinished (now finished) projects. Both were at the halfway point when I put them down. Hmmm….. a pattern I see here. Pun intended! What was nice though is that because they both were basically corner to corner when I picked them up to finish them I was on the decreasing end of things so they finished up pretty quick. I’m pretty please with the end result and with myself for actually finishing some things up.
However, in a previous post I talked about Crafter’s Math which if you have read that you know I’m not very good at math. So…I have started a new project. Of course! I won’t say what it is but will post a picture or two after Christmas as it is a gift.
Time to sign off and go to the window to check for the kids again. Safe travels to all who are traveling this holiday and to those who moms are waiting on.
With love from your stitching friend ~Tracy