Sunday, February 3, 2019

Now Comes the Ice

We have had very cold weather.
Our windows were in a constant state of  frost.  
Things started getting better on Friday, a high of 17 that day.  
Yesterday was really nice.  
Today not so great....not cold but, very damp.  
This morning it was foggy which means untreated sidewalks were slippery.  
It has gotten into the 30's today but, starting about 9 pm we are suppose to get freezing rain and ice.
Tomorrow's commute will probably be a nightmare.  
I just went and picked up my work computer so I can do a little work from at home but, that doesn't really amount to much.  
I will have the ability to make cancellations.  

With it being so cold last week I did get some knitting done.  
Last year I made a scarf out of some Rowan Thick n Thin yarn but, wasn't really very happy with the results .
I took it all apart and made it into a Mobius cowl and a beanie.  
I have never knitted in Mobius style and it was fun.  
Its done on really long circular needles.  
The needle is looped as you cast on so when you are done there is a twist in the piece.  
It only took about three hours to knit the cowl since it was a chunky yarn and about two hours for the beanie.  
My kind of project.  

I did decide to participate in the #stithc9challenge sponsered by the Midwest Stitchers.  
It took some time to figure out what I was going to do and it maybe ambitious.
Sarah Braizear 1829 from Hands Across the Seas Samplers
Autumn at Hawk Run.
Two panels left after the ghosts in the cemetery is complete.   
That shouldn't take two long.  
A La-D-Da freebie that is very small and do-able 
I've had this for several years and really want to do it but, something shiny always comes up.  
I have the basket for it too from Olde Colonial Designs.  
It was a finishing kit.  
I started this to take with me when I went to North Carolina a 2015.
I got a little started so it would have been easy to pick up but, worked something else.  
It is from Brenda Gervais and was a Market exclusive that year.  
Homespun Elegance Ferry Farm Cherry Sampler.  
It is based on pottery shards found at George Washington's Ferry Farm.  
It is a really cool little piece.  
I have the box to finish this Brenda Gervais piece too.  
I picked a different color box.  
I hope I like it just as much as the white box but figured the brownish orange finish matched my decor better.  
Blackbird Designs Merrily, Merrily We Welcome Spring.  
I just love this piece!
Sorry about the sideways picture.
Little House Needleworks Farmhouse Christmas that I'm going to start over as a bellpull on 36 count natural.  
I saw it stitched up that way and it was phenomenal!
The only one I'm not sure about being able to finish is Sarah Braizear but, you never know.  
I had some runner ups:  
I took this picture of a Solomon's Temple Sampler in North Carolina and when I saw it, 
"Hey, there was a sampler called this in Needlework and Antique Sampler Quarterly.  
I really want to do it sometime soon but, it is monumental!
 This is a really cute pinkeep and a quick stitch.  
I tried to mix in a few shorter term projects into the mix just to help maintain sanity. 
I will eventually get to this someday soon.  
I did finish Christmas Bells are Ringing.  
I thought about using that as one of my 9 but that might be cheating.  
I did get a pieced started and finished in January that on someone's flosstube (can't remember whose)
said that was something in French that m eant the year was going to successful or something like that.

Our son Ed is suppose to be going to D.C. for business.  
This is his first work trip and the first time he has flown since he was a little kid.  
He's a little nervous but, travelling with two other guys from work.  
This should be good for his self confidence.  

Hopefully, the weather won't be as bad as forecasted. a
Or hopefully REALLY bad enough to stay home.  
I could use another day to stitch :) .  

Hope the weather is good where you are and you  had a great weekend.  
Stay safe and warm.
Keep stitching


  1. You have some great projects going!I have looked at the Homespun Elegance chart so often. I better get it while I can or I hope I still can get it!

  2. You have some gorgeous projects lined up for the stitching nine challenge. The cowl and beanie turned out super. I hope you don't get the freezing rain. Stay warm and safe!

  3. Great projects!
    And a pretty shawl/hat set too.
    I love the Beehive designs, don't see that she is designing anymore.
    She had some cute smalls to stitch.
    Good luck to your son Ed.
    Have a great week!