I have had a busy week this week with appointments at doctors etc. This morning and the last appointment for a while (fingers crossed) was with the Optician for my annual eye test. The great news is that the right eye – the one from which the cataract was removed – is still exactly the same and the change in my left eye is so minimal that it does not warrant me needing new glasses. Hurray, now I don’t need to buy them maybe this is a signal that I can buy some new crafting goodies he he he.
I have tried to work on cards in the morning, stitching in the afternoon and knitting in the evening. As we have only been out one evening this week the knitting has seen the most progress. So as I had not even started this last week I will share this first. It is the Arabella Shawl a free pattern I saw on line. (there is a link in the last post if anyone wants it). I know it looks funny. Its worked in long thin triangles at the end of the triangle you do a lacy (row of holes) over two rows. The first in the colour you are working with and the second in the next colour, and at the end of that second row you cast on a further twenty stitches and start again. I went with the needles that the wool band advised rather than the ones stated on the chart, as I was not using the wool the chart suggested either. It is only a wrap round shawl that I will wear in the evenings if we go out on holiday so I didn’t want to spend almost 50.00 on it. I took this picture yesterday afternoon and I have now moved on to the next colour so watch this space. Oh and my tension isn’t good so please don’t look too closely.
Stitching – still working on Garden Alphabet as I haven’t had a lot of time for stitching so progress is being rather slow at the moment. I would like to at least finish the T for tulip before the next SAL reveal.
Card making – I made a lovely card for my daughters birthday and forgot to take a picture of it lol. I will eventually take one and show you at some later date. The other cards I have made have just been four Christmas cards. The first I made just because I love this picture. and the next three were all related to Hot Chocolate, as that and Mulled Wine are the theme for this weeks “Theme Challenge” at the Christmas Card group I joined.
the only other crafting undertaken was a couple of toppers, and you will eventually see these on cards. The beautiful ship stamp is not mine but one I borrowed from a friend at the craft club I go to. I made the sea by using Gilding Polish (from Creative Expressions) which I added with my finger rather than the sponge provided for the task. I love the shine from this polish and I think I managed to get a lovely choppy sea effect by doing it this way.
That’s it for this week folks, I hope to have a bit more to share next time. Take card and see you all soon