Friday, October 19, 2012

I will finish this Christmas stocking!

Taking break before heading back to work on Rowan's Christmas stocking.  I'm getting down to all those tiny sections I've been avoiding.  Two stitches in dark green.  Three stitches in light pink.  One stitch I missed in white.  It is tedious but essential in getting the project done.  My goal is to start the outlining by November 1st.  It takes a long time but makes all the difference in the look of the finished item.  If you've never done counted cross stitch, think weaving in knitted ends on steroids!

In between hours squinting at charts for the stocking, I'm finishing up some knitting projects.  One pair of socks to finish, another pair of socks to start, blocking and finishing a cowl, and doing finish work on a baby sweater and toddler scarf.  It all seems doable today (but then it always does in October)

Keep a good thought.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A little more unbearable cuteness

Alex's little sleeping burrito of love
Pop would have held that baby all day
Ash's next sweater almost done.  Should have pictures soon.  Back to that darn cross stitch stocking I didn't finish last year.  Did you know we need to be ready for Christmas in 2 1/2 months?  (She says as she runs screaming in to the night!)