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 www.Ravelry.com 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.