WIP Wednesday – All Cross Stitch Edition

Happy Wednesday!  It’s been a while.  Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and staying cool.  While much of the country has been having a heat wave, we’ve been enjoying really perfect weather here in San Francisco.

It’s pretty much always knitting weather here.  There’s no summer break because it’s too hot to even think about wool.  Despite that, I don’t have any progress to show.  I am making progress though.  It’s just that my WIPS have all grown to the point where progress is lost to the jumble of fabric crammed on the needles.   Soon though, I’m sure to have a breakthrough and get something finished.

In the meantime, I’ve turned to cross stitch for my instant gratification fix.  I love a project that only takes a couple hours.  Song lyrics are perfect for that!  From idea to execution to finishing in no time!

I’ve been watching the World Cup.  Our regular knit night takes place in an English pub so when they opened for a 7 am game, I had to go.  That was the inspiration for this piece…

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and once I’ve got a taste of instant gratification, I want more.  These two came in rapid succession, as well.

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My lettuce looks more like a pea, but he’s happy about it so I can’t be mad at him. I’m contemplating an upgrade for him, though.  In the meantime, I’ve got a jellyfish going on.

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His shading is so perfect.  I’ve finally found the ideal use for the variegated thread I’ve got.  I love him so far!  He’ll be joining his friends on the wall soon.

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It’s getting crowded…definitely making it’s way to full quickly!  I’ve still got a plenty of ideas left!

I love the weekend

After being out of town last weekend, I was pretty stoked for a weekend at home.  I hit the cross stitch hard.

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A little ode to the Grateful Dead.

Followed by the realization that it’s already Sunday night.

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Where does the time go?

There was plenty of knitting too.  It hasn’t been digitally immortalized yet though.  I continue to think about Cat Sweater #2, but that’s it, just thinking about it.  Marled Magic is too much fun to put down.  Pics soon!  Clue 3 is nearly finished!!!

Down the Rabbit Hole

First, it’s been a while since I’ve posted and a lot has happened in the world.  It used to go without saying that nazis are bad.  Not anymore, so I’ll say it, just to be clear.  Whatever the label, nazi, white nationalist, alt-right, kkk…I strongly disagree with it all.   Killing people is bad.  Violence is bad.  Hate is bad.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let me share some fun!  I’ve been busy making things!

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It started innocently enough with one funny cross stitch piece.

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But it’s developed into a major bathroom redecoration scheme.

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After the first two hoops were completed, I had to go back for more.

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These aren’t complicated designs.  Naturally, that lead me to the craft store saying I can do that…if I just had a few more supplies!

Soon enough, I was designing things that aren’t for the bathroom.

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Indeed, it seems I am going way down the rabbit hole with this one.  Never fear, there is also knitting progress!  The Dotted Rays, WestKnits Fade is off the needles and it’s an amazing color explosion!  It’s blocking, but you’ll get to see it soon!

There’s still plenty of knitting love.  It will return shortly.  But for now, I think my next cross stitch will be the immortal words of Rodney King…

“Can we all just get along?”