Monday, October 25, 2010

Time for An Update

WOW!! All you followers rock! I can't believe I am up to over 100 followers! I am truly humbled and so grateful that so many people like to see my stitching! And my giveaway is still open, if you haven't entered my giveaway, go here.

I think my daughter is shocked---in a good way, of course. :)

Here is the latest on the Hands to Work This is the Day sampler. I have really been loving this design. I think Edgar was the inspiration for me to try this one. He was stitching on it last year (I think) His sampler turned out gorgeous!

There is some over 1 stitching in the box on the middle left. I have been leaving it to last, but I think it is time to get started on it. Also, the top box of alphabet and the bottom row of numbers are supposed to be filled in with WDW Conch. But I am still debating if I want to do that??

One more update-this is my newest knitting project. It is a sweater for my grandson. It is a variation of the Baby Surprise sweater by Elizabeth Zimmerman. My beginning knitting skills are being taxed! It is still a struggle for me to tell front & backs of this garment, to do double increases or double decreases, to repair problems like dropped stitches, & to understand all the knitting lingo! But I am soldiering on. I think I'll go back and try a pair of simple socks after this one :)

Thanks again for all your kind comments and interest in this little part of the Pacific northwest. Yes, it is raining today :)


Veronica said...

This is the Day is definitely turning out gorgeous. I think leaving the boxes blank gives it a more simple look whereas filling them in gives it a more primitive look. Both looks great I think... depends on preference.

Chris said...

Hey Veronica,
Your sampler is beautiful, not much more to finish.
Congratulations on your followers, your daughter shouldn't be surprised :)

Annemarie said...

I have to smile when I read your posts: another stitcher turned knitter :o) The sweater is looking gorgeous from where I'm sitting!
This is ths Day is a lovely sampler. The filling in looks good, but it would have to look very *very* good for me to stitch all of that. It looks great the way it is!

Christine said...

Love your This is the Day sampler. I'd try the infilling on the smaller numbers block first and see if I liked it.

Carol said...

I love your sampler, Theresa! Beautiful colors! I would probably fill in the blocks, but that is just me. It will look lovely either way when you're all done.

How lucky you are to have a little grandson to knit for--and you know he is too little to notice any of your beginner's mistakes :)

Ranae said...

Looking great!!!!
I wish I could knit for my grandkids, I will love to see this little sweater done.

Alice said...

Gorgeous sampler, and I love the colour of the sweater!

Blu said...

Your sampler looks awesome! I think filling/not filling would depend on how readable the letters would be after. (Did that make any sense?) I like it when text is easy to read and sometimes filling in makes it much harder.

Good luck with the sweater.

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely sampler! And the color you're knitting is beautiful!

Jodie said...

I love the sampler, it's beautiful, and that's one of my favourite hymns!