Stash and a new craft

Lots to tell you today. Yesterday I got so sick of stiching (Yep, that is what I said… hope those who just fainted have someone there to help them back up onto their chair. Yes, that’s good. Have a sip of coffee.), that I had a desire to do something totally different. Being inspired by Patti’s knitting, and other bloggers that have been attempting the same, I picked up my “Hip Knits” and started a new project. It seems I CAN purl. Here are the results of about 3 hours of knitting:

My tank will be a yellow version of the red shown there. I was pretty thrown seeing this in the beginner section, but after studying the book and going over the pattern, I was able to understand everything (just about) that I need to do. I am not working with the correct size needles, but my guage is correct, so I guess that is all that matters. I am really looking forward to seeing this done. It isn’t a colour I normally wear, but it will look great with a pair of jeans. Hopefully I will have it done by September, just in time for the still-hot-but-not-sweltering weather.

As mentioned, I went stash shopping today. Here is my haul:

We ended up making six stops. To one bead shop, one ceramic shop, two quilt shops, Michael’s and Knowledge and Needles. I wasn’t too impressed by the quilt shops as I don’t really quilt yet and their stitching supplies were a) limited and b) expensive. Michaels was standard fare – not enough stitching stuff but loads of other stuff. It was horrific getting floss there, but for 3/$1, it is hard to pass up. I picked up a hemp necklace kit for Scott (he is even considering doing it up himself – that wasn’t the idea, but ok!), and a set of scrapbooks for $15. No, I don’t scrapbook (I can bearly afford to do the stuff I am doing!), but I will one day, and I know a good deal when I see one. At K & N, I picked up some Ice Blue Belfast Linen for “Always”. I had my doubts as to the colour of this being a little too blue, but after my floss toss, I think it will look great. I can’t wait to get started next week. Yep, looking forward to stitching again. Crisis averted. I also got a couple of freebies from Ann (K & N). I love freebies! They are two TW’s – the Celtic Cross and Peacock Tapestry Ornament. Guess what my next ornament will be?

The library called today. HP#6 is ready for pick up!! Yee haw! Just in time, too – I just finished “Isle of Woman”. Not a bad book – it was good until he got preachy at the end. I am glad the main characters came together in the end, but it was like he was filling space to end it. Alas, they can’t all be winners.

I think… that is all today…. I will be knitting a little more tonight, but I will probably be trying out a new game Scott is trying – “World of Warcraft”, an online RPG. If it is as good as he says it is, I may be MIA for a while. This does not bode well for my stitching!


3 thoughts on “Stash and a new craft

  1. Carol

    Hi Christine – thanks for your lovely comments – I really enjoy having you visit my blog and I must remember to bookmark you in my blog tonight 🙂 Thanks for being such a great visitor 🙂 Yes, Manorah Thai Dancer is gorgeous, isn’t she??!! I can just imagine how it will be like to stitch all those leaves though – LOL! But the reward will be all that fun gold and the colorful jewels on her outfit 🙂 Yes, Petal Fairy is starting to move along! I will devote most of the week to her, except for Wednesday when I stitch Legends of the Dragons with Nikki 🙂

  2. Measi

    Erich’s playing World of Warcraft… and it seems to be completely addictive. So far on weeknights, I’m not seeing much of him!


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