Dishcloths, Stitched Gardens, and More

Baby Man and I were out of town for a few days visiting my parents and making one last trip to Golden Threads, my former not-so-LNS.  (She will be focusing on mail order shortly.  You can find her site at gthreads.com.  And she does have some NeedlePaints, if you are one of those searching for some.)  I also went to my cousin’s wedding shower on Sunday and gave her all those dishcloths I’ve been working on.  They seemed to be well received, but one never knows.

Dish Cloths

On the top row from the left to the right they are Mason-Dixson Washcloth, Morning Glory Washcloth from Lion Brand, Grandmother’s Favourite Dishcloth, Multidirectional Diagional Dishcloth.  And left to right on the bottom row they are Ball Band Dishcloth, DW Darrell Waltrip Knitted Cloth, and Interwined Dishcloth.  They were knit using either Lily’s Sugar ‘n’ Cream or Bernat Handicrafter Cotton.

Still with the knitting, the pink sock I shared the other day is complete except for being bound off.  I’ve tried twice already and both times it was much too tight.  I’m going to give it another go with a bigger needle tonight or tomorrow, depending on when I stop being angry with it.

I’ve also made progress on my lovely moss-coloured Tesla scarf. I’ve still got about 5″ more to go though.  *sigh*

tesla-june29,2009

Remember the teaser picutres I shared a few days ago of some cross stitch projects?  Well, one was a gift for my dad for father’s day.  Now that I’ve finally given it to him, I can share my completed Seaside Garden Sampler by Victoria Sampler.  It was stitched using the thread pack on 28ct. Silkweaver Spring Breeze and finished into a bellpull by me!

Seaside Garden Sampler, Victoria Sampler, June 2009

I’ve also finally finished Part 2 of Papillon Creation’s SAL Castles in the Air.  Thank goodness!  I really want to get Part 3 done this week, because July is supposed to be about getting Baby Man’s socking done and getting a good start on Lynn Nicoletti’s Velveteen Rabbit.  (I got some lovely hand-dyed Jobelan from Wichelt in colour Summer Sky.)

castlesintheair-part2-june29,2009

The Nova Scotia heart design that I shared a little while ago was well received by the recipients.  Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it framed.  (I framed it myself in a store-bought frame with a large mat/fillet style design.)  It is always nice when someone appreciates the gift that you have spent a good deal of time and thought on.

So, what’s my plan for this week?  Get that pink sock bound off, work on a Baby Surprise Jacket for a friend’s new baby, Part 3 of Castles in the Air, and, if I’m still motived, finish up the Canadian flag I’m stitching. Oh, and maybe get the second pink sock started.

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