It's growing! Jeweled Lines is growing. This photo was taken a few days (when I thought I would sit down and write a blog post), it was just a hair short of 52 inches at the time, with one row of the turquoise section started. Got it stretched out as well as I can without having stitches fall off the needles, so it doesn't look very even in the picture, but truly it is. Mine concern at this point is whether or not I have enough turquoise to finish the current section and complete the last section....It's going to be close I fear. Once again the problem with quesstimation and no pattern, but when working with yarn you have on hand and or yarn that's been donated...........well. You play through and hope for the best. This ghan will be donated through my charity blog, Bridge and Beyond.
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For my blog friends who cross stitch, a project from long ago. So long ago, this was a photograph, not a digital picture, lol. Two quilted placemates basically sewn together to make an apron with a cross stitch area. This was a Christmas Gift for my Mom. Over the years the picture has faded...tried to brighten it after scanning, but it's still not a good photo. Wish I had done more of design. With today's eyes, it's rather plain. I wonder whether or not my Dad still has this somewhere in the house. I should ask him.
This was posted on Facebook as a teaser a few weeks ago when my friends across the pond were anxiously awaiting the next session. We here in the US...are still waiting. Just thought it was comical, so thought I'd share.
LOVED this yarn. Sooooooo soft. When my Darling Daughter was home for a visit, we naturally went yarn shopping. She purchased 5 different types of yarn, all at 50% off. I wasn't as lucky. This is one of two hanks I purchased, mine were only 15% off. This is 400 yards of hand dyed fingering weight. It suggest a needle size of 1............what was I thinking!!! Loved the colors, and softness, but now am in search of something to make with it that maybe I can use a size 3 for.
This is yet another of my English viewing while knitting and icing my foot. This was a very short mini series. Little Dorrit is a Charles Dickens story that takes place between 1855-1857. The story of being born and raised in Marshalsea Prison, a debtors prison. As many of Dickens theme, it's full of many emotions; but shows a good deal of the dark side......the hard times that people endured. Central figure is the same as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown, Claire Foy...who was also in Upstairs Downstairs, as the very colorful and not very nice sister. I do recommend this short series.
I don't often post political things on this blog, but felt this was very appropriate given current events. This Holocaust Memorial by Marie Uchytilova remembers 82 children who were taken from Lidice to Cheimno, an Extermination Camp in July of 1942. The fact there are large number of people led by extreme groups who say The Holocaust is fake news, never happened.......makes me sick to my stomach.
**Longer than normal post, catching up since it's been a bit since my last post.