2 finishes and a PIF
Little House Needleworks
32ct Belfast Linen
I haven't had a chance to frame this yet, but I did lay it out in the three opening frame that I found earlier with Acorns and Strawberries and I really like how it works. The cut outs in the mat are perfect for their small square size. I'm hoping to have it framed this weekend as would really like to get it hung up.
My second finish this past week was another dishcloth
The pattern is called Stacked Barrels. I love the color, and am pretty happy with how it turned out. My transition from a knit stitch to a purl stitch still needs work though. The tension doesn't stay very well when I go back and forth and in several places the purl looks quite loose when it falls after a knit. Also, I think I grip the needles and yarn to tight most of the time. I keep trying to pull the yarn tighter so that I don't end up with that loose stitch, but the result is after a fairly short time my hands start to cramp (even the backs of my hands and fingers don't feel so great). I may try my next cloth on a smaller needle (the two I've done so far were on 7's and I used plastic needles) to see if I can get the tension I want without making my hands cramp up so much.
The last item I have is a PIF of a kind. Recently another blogger listed a bunch of patterns she had in her stash that she'd decided she wouldn't use, so was giving them away. I now have four lovely SanMan patterns on their way to me. These are originals not copies, as we're both following copyright laws. In the same spirit of giving some orphan stash a good new home, I have about 20 different leaflets/books/or patterns that I know I won't use, so...they are up for grabs. If you'd like one or several, let me know and they are yours free.
Rather than type out all the titles I put a picture of each in my webshots album under Free Stash My Webshots Album
As they are spoken for, I'll take their picture down, so what you see will be what is still available.
Hope you find something that you like, all stash needs a good home. :)