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Catching Up

Fall Into Reading Update

I finished The Sweet Gum Knit Lit Society by Beth Patillo — a really easy read.  Next up is Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani.  This is fourth (I think) in a series.  I read the others several years ago and am enjoying picking it back up.  I’m really glad I found this challenge to keep me motivated.

Knitting UFOs

cauchyI started Cauchy socks (a cool pattern from Sock Innovation by cookie a.) while we were on Break.  I did not need a new project.  In theory — if I go ahead and get them on the needles now, I’ll be more apt to have them ready for Christmas.  That’s the theory anyway.  I’m using Patons Kroy Sock in glencheck.  I’m actually a little further along than when the picture was taken — turned the heel and ready to shape the gussets now.

gail ufoPoor Gail/Nightsong has stalled only 11 or so rows from the end.  All I need is to wind the other skein of yarn to finish up.  The top skein seems to have more blue than the first skein so I’m wondering how this will look.  My goal for the weekend is to wind it up, finish the knit and get it blocked.  The office has had quite a chill this week.  It would be great if I could wear this in next week.


I spent a little time looking for a new cross-stitch project.  What fun rooting through the supplies and UFOs left from years ago.  I’m committed to working through some of this before I start creating an all new “stash”.

lamb x-stitchFirst up is this little lamb.  It’s part of a pattern from a 1986 copy of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine.  I’m going to finish it up as a Christmas ornament.  I know you can’t tell much, but it’s a little cutie.


pumpkin trayThis is Harvest Time from A Parade of Favorites, a book of designs by Gloria & Pat, copyright 1986.  Apparently I was very devoted to cross-stitch in 1986.  The UFO is on top of a picture of the book.  Should be fun!.





black stone necklaceI strung one of the beads I purchased recently on a cotton/linen thread and wore it this week.  Love it!.



Whew!  I’ve been busier than I thought, but still lots to do.  The bad thing about crafting — you’re never really finished.  The good thing about crafting — you’re never really finished — there’s always more fun just around the corner!

🙂  Happy Crafting!