Love and Some Roasted Chestnuts

Last night was stitching night at my LNS.  Actually, it isn’t very local to me with no car, but the lovely Erica and her friend Barb take pity on me and come out of their way to pick me up.  Stitching night is like a little bit of balm for my soul.  I get to spend a few hours in a needlework shop with no one rushing me.  I get to talk to people about things like fabric choices and colours, and why I like one thread better than another and no one thinks I’m weird.  And, there is no Baby Man crawling all over me. 🙂

I hope Erica and Barb, and everyone at stitching night, know how much I appreciate them.

So, what did I get done last night?  Not too much.  I’m still pretty tired, so I’m not working very quickly. (I did get nine hours of sleep last night! Yay!!!)  With what I did last night, and some work this morning, I have the border around the Love panel of Sewing Seeds nearly done.

Sewing Seeds - February 11th

I also picked out some thread to replace the one I didn’t like for my version of La-D-Da’s Roses are Red.  The part of GAST Old Hickory will now be played by Crescent Colours Roasted Chestnut.

Roses are Red with Crescent Colours

I’m still debating what project I will be working on for the Knitting Olympics/Ravlympics.  My two possibilities right now are Hey Teach from the Summer 2008 Knitty, using Knit One Crochet Too’s 2nd Time Cotton in colourway English Heather or Crafty Diversion’s Carmen Bolero using Vanna’s Choice in colour Dusty Purple.  I may just give them a miss entirely.  I think at this point it depends on if I get any more sleep.  But, with the Olympics starting tomorrow (!), I need to decide and at least swatch a little bit.  Anyone care to share their opinion?

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3 Responses to Love and Some Roasted Chestnuts

  1. Erica says:

    Yes Silverlotus, we know. 🙂 Don’t forget – we were once the women with toddlers at our feet, wishing for a night to get away and stitch without child attached.

    Besides, we managed to squeeze in a really excellent dinner at the same time!

    On the knitting front, personally, I really like Hey Teach, but that may be because I’m not much of a Bolero girl. YMMV. 🙂 I’m entranced by these socks: but realize they’re far off my skill level, so maybe I’ll just stitch for the Olympics.
    .-= Erica´s last blog .. =-.

  2. Genevieve says:

    both sweaters are just lovely Silverlotus, and I just love that chesnut colour, have fun!

  3. Annette says:

    Isn’t it wonderful to spend time with like minded women – glad that you are able to enjoy the time.
    .-= Annette´s last blog ..Snowmen Galore =-.