Everything is so stereotypically beautiful around here right now: bees buzzing like crazy around the redbud trees, waking up to birds chirping, everything in bloom, bunnies all over my neighborhood, new Easter dresses for my girls. Seasonal shifts always put me in a good mood and give me a creative surge.
This all made me finally want to start a new knitting project. My Mitered Crosses squares have re-ignited my love for garter stitch, and I remembered a while back my mom gave me a pattern, a very popular pattern: Hitchhiker.
I decided this lovely skein of BFL sock I bought from Leigh of Wren House Yarns, I believe Bluebird is the name of the skein. So pretty! The colors are so deep yet vivid at the same time. Very pretty – I knew this skein was too special to put on my feet. The BFL yarn has a nice wooly hand to it, I would choose it over merino any day.
So would you like to know how my squares are going on that Mitered Crosses blanket?
Wrapping up my 6th square right now. Laying them out like this got me all excited! So far I’ve not lost any interest or steam on these squares. They’re nothing but fast and fun. I am using the same colors more than once. I don’t think it will bother me in the end, perhaps it will unify the blanket a bit more if not only the squares themselves are cohesive, but have little bits of similarities throughout the entire blanket as a whole.
I also started a new cross stitch project, as I finished my last giant project – hopefully I will be able to share a finished photo of that soon – perhaps once it’s framed.
Stitching on linen for the first time. It’s a 32ct and boy do I feel like I am going cross eyed sometimes, the stitches are SO SMALL. Not good for working on at night by lamp. I feel like they look a bit sloppy too, but I’m still learning on this new medium. I couldn’t resist the cute sheep wearing a sweater!! I bought the floss the pattern recommended – I like it a lot. It feels silkier than what I’m used to and it doesn’t tangle nearly as much.
What are you knitting? Stitching? Crocheting? SPINNING?? I feel my spinning drive coming back, I’m planning on finishing another yarn this week – yes!
See you soon!