Monday, 19 September 2016

IHSW check-in and result.

Hi everyone,

So although I've signed up for the IHSW I only noticed I had forgotten to do the "before post" yesterday (Sunday) so opted for leaving a 2-1 post for today.

So let me start by showing you my progress on My SOLO pieces on Thursday and Friday (preparing for IHSW):

SS10 - 15/09/16 - 1st symbol of this page all done

SS11 - 16/09/16

Baby Raghlan:
KS07 - 15/09/16 - start on the second sleeve
KS08 - 16/09/16

And now what have I done during the official IHSW (my days off are Monday and Tuesday, so in theory my IHSW will only finish tomorrow ;) which are the two days I can stitch/knit to my heart content)

Saturday I've finished like this:

Didn't work on NWN as it was a busy day/night with work and Little Miss, so I knew there was no hope for me to stitch unless I wanted to frog everything on the following day.

But made up on the knitting front, finished the sleeve and started the top joining everything together:
KS09 - 17/09/16
And on Sunday this was how I finished:

SS12 - 18/09/16 - Finished 2nd symbol and started the 3rd
Baby Raglan:

KS10 - 18/09/16

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Stitches :)

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Weekly update

Hi everyone,

So sticking to my decision of blogging more often, here it is my weekly progress with my daily pictures of my SOLO projects. NWN didn't see much progress this werk as i could only work on it Monday and Tuesday nights (my nights off of work) and there's no stitching chance while DD is up, and I spent The full monday evening gridding the next page and finding a solution to replace the frame I'm using, as I'm not liking it as it's not keeping the tension tight as I like (ended up ordering my first q-snaps onlin to see if it fixes my problem) and I've tried to put it in on of my scroll frames but it's even worse as the sides are loose (went with it yesterday as I didn't want to spend more of the stitching time trying to sort it out but it's making my progress slower as I have to keep holding the side to keep the tension). Anyway, to make up for it my Baby raghlan as grown quite a bit.

So NWN progress:
SS08 - 12/09/16 - No stutching just gridding

SS08 - Close up
SS09 - 13/09/16
According to the chart I've reached halfway of the lenght on this page :) (So eventually when I've this row of pages done I'll have more than half of the chart stitched, as the mark is at the middle of the page more or less)

And my knitting progress on the Baby Raghlan:
KS02 -08/09/16

KS03 - 10/09/16

KS04 - 11/09/16

KS05 - 12/09/16 - 1st part of the body done

KS06 - 13/06/16 - Body and 1 arm done

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 8 September 2016

SOLO September - another page finished

Hi everyone,

So considering that I've promised myself that I'd stick to NWN until it is finished, the SOLO September is the perfect SAL for me (as I don't have to do anything more besides what I'm already doing) :D The only "Adjustment" I'm making is that not only I'm sticking to only one stitching project I'm also sticking to one knitting project as well.

So although September as started a week ago and I've already started the SOLO September, I haven't made the proper "join in" post (so this is it).

My stitching project, obviously, is the No Words Needed, and, I've finally completed another page, which means I know have 12 pages/ 2 rows completed of a total of 36p/6r (being the last column and row pages only partial)
I'm taking a picture by the end of each stitching session (again) so that I have a "daily" (whenever I can work on it) progress picture. 

End of Stitching Session 06 on 30/08/2016

End of SS07 - 06/09/2016 - 12pg finished

And my Knitting SOLO project is the baby cardigan
Which went from this:
1st attempt
To this:
End of KS01 - 05/09/16
I've ripped it all and restarted it with the proper needles and I'm so happy I did it as the bottom is looking much better.

Thanks all for stopping by :)
Happy Stitches

Monday, 29 August 2016

UNDreaded Monday - want to join a new SAL

Hi everyone,

This week a new month starts which means for the next two weeks my stitching time will be reduced from every night time after DD is asleep to nearly none because of work as I need to work on the PC and I (guess what) I can only do it when said DD is asleep.

So this brought me to my title, in the past I used to set stitching goals for the month and try to achieve them as if it was a race against something which usually I'd loose because I wouldn't meet them all. 
So I thought - rather than complaining that I didn't achieve A, B, C... Goal, I'd celebrate whatever progress I've made no matter if it is just 1 stitch or 1000. And then I had an idea, I'm not the only one dreading this Monday, so why not turn it into something good by making a free non-commitment SAL where the only thing we do is share whatever progress we did on our projects (and a good excuse to remind those like me to make one more post).
If you want to join in just leave a comment with a link to your blog (and next month I'll set it up properly :)

So what have I worked on this month. 

Knitting wise: 
I finished another dress for DD and although I loved it on the needles I didn't like it when she was wearing it, not to mention it was a bit small - so I'll be doing another one similar, but I'll be making some more changes of my own to it (I had changed the sleeves already).

This is the original 

This is how it looked when finished 

And how it looked on her (couldn't get her to stand for me for a proper photo). 

I've started a baby raglan (that I have to unpick because I used the wrong aize pf needles on the bottom) that is going to be a gift for a friend's baby who is due to be born middle November. 

This is how it will be when finished. 

And where I got until I decided I wasn't happy with it. 

I also worked on DD blanket. I wasknitting the border when my mum convinced me I should do it longer, so in goes another pompom ball. 



And finally the shawl I'm knitting as X-mas gift for my mum (I plan to knit another in a different colour for my grandma), couldn't work on it these two weeks as my mum was over. 
How it will look when finished:

My version so far:

I'm adding beads to it:

Now stitching wise:

As promised I'm focusing on NWN only.


Happy with how much I managed to do on my rare free time :)

How about you?

Happy Stitches,














Monday, 22 August 2016

IHSW update

Hi everyone.

I was a late joiner to IHSW this month as my parents are over and until yesterday I was still debating wether I'd be joining this month or not. But then I started reading some blogs and kept seeing the IHSW notice around and decided it was a sign (it was my "kick on the behind" to remind me I'm not going to be another month without sharing news).

And I decided to start big (also I keep hearing my OH making smart remarks as it's been "ages" since I started this project and haven't finished it yet.)

So if you are wondering what I worked on yesterday...

This was it. No Words Needed.

According to my blog, last time I posted was on January 2014, I've stitched a tiny bit more after that post, so I believe this project hasn't seen the light of day for over 2 years (ok my OH might have some reason, but shhhh we don't say that).
I never meant to leave it unloved for such long time. So I've decided that Until it's finished this will be the only cross-stitch project I'll work on (and then I'll have one or two knitting projects on the side).

So I took a close-up picture of where it was left:

And this is how I finished the night yesterday. (I'll be stitching a bit more tonight so hopefully I'll be close to have the page done).

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Stitches,


Friday, 5 August 2016

Long time no see...

It's been over a year since my last post. But in my defense a lot has happened since then. Being the most important and the reason of me disappearing, the birth of my daughter, who is now a very active toddler. Which means my "me" time was reduced to night time, after she is asleep, and only if I'm not busy working, but I'm still trying to either knit or stitch a bit whenever I have a bit of free time, on the rare occasion when my little monkey takes a nap during the day, and on my days off if I'm not wrecked from all the daily chasing after her...
So this is what i've done since the last time I shared anything...

Few days ago I was able to finally finish my daughter's birth sampler
All that is left to do is wash it and frame it.

And these are the knitted pieces I've done.

Thank you very much if you are still around and following me, I'll try to post more often from now on

Happy stitches

Thursday, 9 April 2015

And I keep workin while waiting for the baby...

Hi everyone...

Only 3 more weeks for the estimated due date of my baby... I honestly can't wait for her to be born... And while I'm waiting I'm trying to do as much as I can, although I'm accepting that unless she decides to stay in for longer, the chances for me to actually finish the birth sampler before she's born are very slim... But I'm trying to have as much done as possible anyway....

So since my last post, I've finished the booties, and started the matching hat, and have stitched a bit more on the sampler, you can now see the outline of the bear and the toys...

Sorry for the poor quality of the pic on the birth sampler... I promise my next photo will be much better, and there will be much more to see :))

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Stitches