It’s been a little while since I’ve had a craft-related post on this blog. For those who don’t know, I post about my crafting (knitting and cross stitch, mainly) over at Stitching Lotus. However, I’m finding it a bit too time consuming to continue writing two blogs. So, I will be posting everything here on Reflections going forward, and I will continue to post on Stitching Lotus until the end of May. All this means that while Reflections will still have the navel-grazing, self-indulgent, somewhat spirituality related posts it was always had, it will now have the addition of interesting-only-to-me crafting posts. What fun!
So, on to the crafting!
I recently finished up my fifth pair of socks, the lovely Spring Forward from Summer ’08 Knitty, using On Your Toes Bamboo. It is a really great pattern, and turned out quite nicely… except they are a little large. Thankfully, I know someone who has feet bigger than me, so these are destined to be a gift.
Yarn: On Your Toes Bamboo, colourway Seashell multi
I also knitted myself a super cute mini sock that was meant to go onto my sock blocker keychain. However, it turned out waaaay to small. I will be giving the pattern another go, but I will try going up a needle size or two. (Just for reference, that is one of our wacky Canadian quarters next to the sock.)
Yarn: Mary Maxim Bamboo Soft Stripes, colourway Lagoon
This evening I’m planning on starting the lovely Lily of the Valley Stole using some pink Handmaiden Lace Silk. It wasn’t the colour I was planning on using, but I decided I really liked it. And, pink is actually something different for me, and will be a nice change. Honestly, with my pale colouring, pink will look much nicer than the cream I was planning on. (And, it was actually a bit cheaper too. That is a super big plus.)
And, with luck and some hard work, I should have a lovely cross stitch finish to share in a few days.