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Sunday, December 30, 2018

On and Off the Needles as we Move into The New Year!

 Trying to get a picture with bad light isn't easy.  Neither of these is quite right in terms of color.  But, the first photo I lightened on the computer and think it's probably closest.  I'm using two color strands that are quite similar in color, just different intensity.  I started this shawl back in July for myself, and it got put away.........which is what always happens when I try to make something for myself.
Additionally, it's not something I can work on easily while watching tv at night.  Two fold, the fingering yarn is so fine, I find it hard to see at night using light vs day light.  AND the yarn is sooooooooo wonderfully soft it easily slids off the needle if I'm looking up to watch tv.  Which is why I only work on it once in a blue moon.  

This is the real color of the fiber/yarn of the lighter section before I did anything with it.  Perhaps the next picture will be better.  Anyway.  Thought I'd work on it for a few days during the day since I had just finished
Earth and Sky a few days ago.  (posted in previous post).  This is prior to being laundered and blocked.  Am pleased as it now is laying out to dry as it's being blocked.  It measures 60 x 65 ish.  
 After finishing above Earth and Sky, I dug out Cardiac Collage.  No doubt most of you will remember it.  I edged each square with the darker blue, crochet them together and ended up with a square measuring about 54 inches, from memory.  It was drying and being blocked yesterday.  After measuring it, I should have written it down, but think I'm not too far off in my memory.
The turquoise in the bottom picture is a bit closer, though the other colors in the first picture look pretty close.  So many gray drab days here in Ohio, it's often difficult to get colors to show up correctly in pictures.  Both afghans will be donated to Bridge and Beyond, my charity focused on helping the Homeless.
I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends and families, I posted some Christmas memories in my previous post.  This picture just seems so appropriate to me.  I hope and pray, 2019 will rid of us of some of these horrible politicians.  So very tired of their ruining this country of ours.
If you're traveling for holiday, please be safe!

11 comments:

  1. I also have trouble seeing things easily at night and particularly with seeing dark colors even in the daytime. I just bought a light that sits at the neck and shines light on the area below. It helps me as the light is focused on the stitches.

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    1. I've seen those lights and wondered how well they worked. Perhaps I'll order one. Thanks for the tip and the visit Sandie!

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  2. Happy New Year, Sandy! Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity in 2019.

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  3. Sandy, I admire your needlework. While I love the feeling of knitting and crocheting and selecting projects and yarn, I really have trouble completing them. My quilting is much easier. As for night time work, I have a portable Ott lite that really helps. I also have one of those that hangs around your neck; not as good as I would like.

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I may order Ott down the line. Have looked at them before, but didn't think I needed it then...as I get older though, lol

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  4. The yarn you're knitting your shawl from is beautiful, such a gorgeous colour. Happy new year, wishing you all the very best for 2019.

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    1. Thank you Jo and to you as well.

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  5. haha too bad someone couldn't throw those politician in an asylum and leave em there.

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    1. Couldn't agree with you more Pat. Thanks for the visit.

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