Monday, 28 November 2011

Forest Goddess back from the framer

My lady is back from the framer. I like the way she turned out. When I first saw her on the frame I thought "WOW!"
Hope you like it too!


Forest Goddess by Mirabilia
02/2009 - 10/2011
Floss: DMC and Kreinik as charted
Beads: Mill Hill as charted
Fabric: Dusk by Silkweaver in 32 ct Lugana

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Some words on Calendar Cats

First of all, thank you for your kind words on my little cat, I love him too.
I just realized that my updates on this project haven't been really accurate, so I'd like to make a little recap on it.
I bought Calendar Cats as a kit from Sew and So back on August 2007, after lurking at it for some time.
I started stitching on it as soon as it arrived, starting from the center, the May Cat.
Then on September of 2007 I decided to stitch a cat a month, so I left the May cat unfinished and I moved to the September one.
I stayed stick to the rule of a cat a month until February 2008, but skipping the December cat. Then it became a UFO as I was working on so many other projects!

September


October


November


January


February


I then completed the March cat and the June cat sometime between 2008 and 2010.

March


June


Back last year I made the August cat, and that was the last time I talked about it here, until now.

August



But earlier this year I made the April cat and I've finally finished n.1, May cat, here they are.


Now that also July is done:


This is how the entire project looks like:


Just the December cat is missing... big happy dance coming soon!

Monday, 21 November 2011

IHSW: July cat HD and a new start

This weekend was IHSW so I put away the crochet and the knitting needles and I just stitched.
First I worked on Calendar Cats, I finished the July cat, a really cute one, that holds a basket of summer flowers. Now just one cat is missing, the December one, so I'm sure I'll finally finish this project by the end of the year.

Then I started a new project "La balancoire" by Nimue, a little baby fairy on a swing.

I've also worked on Home of a Needleworker by LHN but it was a very tiny progress, so no pic!
Like last month, I really enjoyed hermitting, it's great to have someday every month to be dedicated to stitching.
This week I'll try to find some more stitching time to work on La balancoire and on HOAN, but I must bring the crochet back because winter is coming, I've already caught a sore throat so I'd better finish the scarf I'm making and get started with a beret!

Friday, 18 November 2011

IHSW

This weekend is IHSW again!
Last month I finished my Forest Goddess thank to it.
For this month I want to stitch on three things:
First I want to finish my July Cat from Calendar Cats which is nearly finished, just some blackwork to be done.
Second I want to put some stitches on Home of a Needleworker, which is a long time ufo.

Third I want to start a new project, La Balancoire by Nimue.

Hope to find enough time to hermit, and I can't wait to see the progresses of all the others Hermiters.
See you on Monday!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Lots of frogging going on!

In my last post I showed you the shawl I'm working on and I've told you that it was about time for the 200 gr. pic. When I finished the yarn the battery of my camera was dead, so I put it on charge and I just kept on hooking...

When I get almost at the end of the next ball of yarn, I discovered that I made a mistake a lot of rounds before....
So here I am, back on round 39, after frogging 11 rows....



You can see that it looks pretty much as in the last pic, but you can also see the ball of yarn that came from all the frogging...

I really need to check the pattern more often and not rely too much on my memory, it failed me this time!!

And this wasn't the only thing that I frogged lately: I'm learning to knit and I've made an attempt at this pattern, and when I was halfway I realised that it was turning out too big, so I had to start again from the beginning.

I've also stitched lately, I'm trying to finish my Calendar Cats, July cat almost done.... a little HD is coming!