Sunday, August 2, 2015

Christmas in July Small SAL

Well I promised myself that I would make sure this post was written a little earlier than last months and at least I had a Christmas ornament finished in time.  The pattern by Little House Needleworks is called 'All Dolled Up' and it really was fun to stitch. I did a buttonhole stitch edge and added the twisted cord to the top only so it can hang over a door knob at Christmas.  Knitting still seems to take up more of my spare time than stitching at the moment and I continue to try and finish some of the UFO's that were started too long ago to remember the actual start date.

Our annual Craft and Quilt Fair was held in Melbourne the other week and it was disappointing to find that so many of the retailers who sold needlework supplies were not attending. I had designed and knitted a "Welcome Baby" kit for the shop which was released at the show. A very easy and fun knitting project using an interesting sock yarn therefore very little designing needed. The kit included a hat, mittens and teddy. As it has been such a cold winter this year the scarves and wraps have certainly been well used and I keep finding more patterns to add to the list of 'want to make'.  If only we didn't have to sleep -  I could really use those extra hours each day.