Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Olympic Update

Life is busy. 
Here is the latest-

My first afghan in over 20 years is finished! It is a simple double crochet with wool yarn.  And it is warm! GS wanted to learn how to crochet and he did about 5 of the double crochets in this :) I do want to learn a little more about crochet and maybe make a granny square afghan.

GD#1's stocking is finished! I love how fast Shepherd's Bush stockings stitch up. I did change the color of the sheep because the called-for color disappeared on my linen.  And I eliminated part of the vine at the top to make room for two additional bees.  
(Any idea why I'm getting ripple effects in my photos?)
Here is the latest on my New Years start.  It is an adorable Barbara Ana design called Let It Snow. I have several more of her designs in my stash.
Now, what to stitch for the Olympics?
I was feeling in a patriotic mood and came up with a pile of patriotic smalls that are languishing in my stash. If I don't finish them all during the Olympics, I'll pull them out and work on them again around July 4th.
Here is the current one I'm working on- 

Glory House
Chessie & Me
Even though the two initials are the same size, the S looks larger.  So I will go back and fix this. Please excuse the hoop marks.  This little kit came with silk threads :)

Old Flag Station
The Pinkeep
This kit was part of the Prim Sisters club from Country Sampler. I changed it up a little too. I made it "Grand Old Flag" instead of Old Flag Station. and I took the rabbit ears off the little dog.  Now the dog looks like my GS's new miniature dachshund (sp?) He noticed it right away.
What else is in my pile?  Well, my self-imposed size limit was both sides need to be under 100 stitches. Here is what I came up with-Plum Street's Betsy's House (98 x 90 stitches :), Stacy Nash's Freedom NeedleBook, and Kelmscott Designs Star Spangled Banner Sampler Pin Cushion. There are probably more that I haven't pulled out yet.
I've been listening to the Harry Potter books on CD while I stitch.  Even though I  read all the books when they came out, there is so much I have forgotten. They are just as enjoyable this time around.
Next post will be a giveaway to celebrate my 4th blogoversary!  Can't believe it has been that long! 


Vickie said...

ooOoo! Great work. I especially like the Barbara Ana piece.

Kay said...

Could really use that beautiful afghan here. I don't think my feet have been warm since November! Love the Barbara Ana piece, too-can't wait to see it finished.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Great crochet and stitching work! The reader on those books is wonderful! Jim Dale!

Cindy's Stitching said...

you have been busy. The blanket came out great. The stock will be amazing. I like Barbara Ana designs also. I like the pattern you are doing.

llknbillburg said...

Must feel great to have so many finishes!! Seems like everyone's needles have been smoking lately!! Laura

Barb said...

I love all your work. The stocking is just perfect for a little girl. You are definitely keeping busy and it looks like(with that pretty afghan) warm!

Margaret said...

Love all your stitching and your afghan too! I need to watch all the HP movies. I've read all the books, but need to read them again too.

Thoeria said...

Lovely stitching! Your afghan looks so comfy and snuggly!

Marilyn said...

Great projects.
Love Glory House.

Melissa said...

What a lot of lovely stitching! The afghan looks warm and cozy!

Dani - tkdchick said...

congrats on finishing that stocking. Also I love your Barbara Ana finish I recently bought it.

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching The afghan certainly does look lovely and warm.

Suzanne said...

Way to go crocheting the afghan! You have some lovely projects you are working on.