Sunday, October 12, 2014

"Bee" Stitching week three I think

Picked up the Honeybee Hill Sampler Box pattern this afternoon and my progress is below.  I've changed up one of the colors for this part since I really like pinks.  I'll be using GA Raspberry Parfait for the Copper listed, and using Copper for the Pumpkin Patch.  I also will be stitching the other bird using a different shade of blue for a little more color, using Uniform Blue instead of the bird below using Tin Bucket.  Also another trick I'm using - if you look at my Queen Bee in the previous post:  Instead of using the threads variegated and single, I just use One thread folded and this causes the colors to mix a little differently.  Do any of you stitchers out there use this technique too?  Just wondering.  Sometimes where the variegations are distinct, I'll switch back.

I also belong to a group on called Stash Killers.   So I started a new knitting project titled Vonica, by Chick Knits using some stash yarn I've had for a very long time, at least 2 years.  Don't have much knitted yet, so I'll post a photo next week.  My yarn is 75% merino wool and 25% silk.  Its a blue to gray color way.  Really nice.  

Stash swap:  Stitching Question, do any of you have a copy of the Strawberry Garden by Blackbird Designs?  I really love it and can't seem to locate at any of the online shops.  I have a lot of nice patterns that I would be willing to exchange that I've never stitched.  Let me know in a comment and will make a list this week of my stash swap patterns and email you back and also post as a side bar.

Hope you all have a wonderful fall weekend, it's rather chilly here in the mountains around Swannanoa and Asheville, NC.   

Friday, October 3, 2014

First Bee finish on to another

I just finished stitching the Honeybee Hill pin cushion which is my first "Bee" design completed so far.  Now on to the shaker box top design - while watching a little TV with my personal "honeybun" (Phil) and I've posted photo a few photos below.  Once I complete the pin cushion, I'll post another photo of the finish.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Knitting for Phil

Well, I've knitted two caps for my spouse Phil for hunting the past two weeks and both actually fit him and he likes both.  I've used two free patterns I found on the first one is a freebie from purlsoho and the other one is free from tincanknits.

the first photo came out light and the second one that Phil is actually wearing is bright orange to protect him from getting shot by another hunter :).