22 January 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

This week has consisted of many late nights with a baby who apparently thinks that midnight is an appropriate bedtime. The nice thing about it is that she only wakes once during the night. When she was getting to bed earlier she'd wake more & it was a bigger fight to get her back to sleep again. She's like the Energizer bunny and just goes forever (or until she can barely keep her eyes open). She naps well during the day so I know she's getting plenty of rest.

But because of Ruby's late night parties I haven't had a chance for much stitching recently, but I have done a little. I've put a few more rows on my mom's Rocky Coast cardigan.

Finishing my sister's socks rekindled my love of sock
knitting so I pulled out a year old WiP and hope to have some new merino/cashmere blend socks in another week or two.

I also finished the top to Ruby's Briar Rose Rainbow Quilt. It was such a fast pattern to put together and looks great. Rae (Made by Rae) designed the quilt and it showcases Heather Ross' fabrics perfectly!

I will be tying it with perle cotton for now, but may eventually hand quilt it thanks to Katherine's suggestion. :-)

With all these WiPs I have going I hope to be able to show you some finished projects soon. Thanks for letting me share!


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16 January 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

I know it's now Thursday, but apparently my post didn't fully publish last night before I closed Bloggeroid. I guess I need to pay better attention when I'm using this app.

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Last week I mentioned wanting to finish my current x-stitch before I started a new one, but I broke down when I saw how cute The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's new Once Upon a Time sampler is. Ruby & I have been reading a lot of fairy tales so I thought it was an appropriate distraction.

To prep for the new sampler I tea dyed some white aida cloth that I had on hand...

...washi taped my hoop for more visual interest. And in true "make it work" fashion used some hoop earrings to hold my embroidery floss.

It is a fun & quick stitchery and once I finish January I can get back to my ABCs of Aging Artfully until the February fairy tale comes out.

My parents came out for a visit from Southern California this week, which was lots of fun! Mom & I took Ruby to a pottery shop over in Casper and made a couple belated Christmas gifts. Dad is getting a dish for his keys & wallet (pictured below), Grams Sally (Jake's mom) is getting a handprint plate, & I will finally have a yarn bowl!

I also finally started piecing my Briar Rose rainbow quilt. It's been cut for a while now, I just don't get upstairs to sew very often.

I did get my sister's fibonnaci socks done this week at least! I forgot to take a final finish picture before I sent them back with my parents, but I assure you they are done. :-)

Ruby turned 9 months old this week and is as busy as ever. She's very close to walking, but has been sidetracked by climbing and now jumping. I've started calling her Little Roo (Winnie the Pooh) because she loves to bounce so much!

She also loves her books! ♥

Thanks for letting me share!

~*~ Sharon ~*~

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08 January 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

I've been wanting to do something other than knitting lately, but machine sewing with Ruby (who never stops) is out of the question these days. So I pulled out a WiP cross stitch that I started a couple years ago.

I'm hoping to get it done soon so that I can start The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's Once Upon a Time sampler for Ruby. We've been reading a lot of fairy tales so this is perfect!

I also finally started my mom's Rocky Coast cardigan. I've been putting it off because of all the cables, but the body was actually very fast to knit.

Next up for the cardigan is sleeve island and then the collar. Hopefully the rest goes just as quickly.

And finally, some fibonacci socks that I made for my sister as a Christmas present. (They still need the ends woven in, which is why I'm calling them a WiP.)

The number of rows in each stripe are based on the fibonacci sequence; 1 1 2 3 5 8... My sister is a high school math teacher so I thought these would be appropriate. I also got her a pi shirt & math mug. :-)

Thanks for letting me share!


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