First up is Anniversary Roses by Forget Me Nots in Stitches, I took this to the retreat to stitch when I wasn't working on Tend thy Sheep. I was thinking that I could get a fair chunk stitched but then I realised that the band I started was one of those fiendishly complicated ones that Lauren does so well (there was unfortunately also a fair bit of frogging)
One wip that I have been working on here and there is Just Nan's 20 Flowers, this is my go to project for when I'm too tired to work on one of my larger projects and am now at the half way point on this one.
The project that I'm shooting for finishing this year is The Drawn Thread's Sunflower Bellpull. I'm now down to the last part of the stitching but I've put it down for the present as I need to stitch the children's ornaments.
Sunflower bellpull by The Drawn Thread copyright 2000
stitched using the recommended threads and fabric
And now a finish! I completed the socks I was knitting for Rosie this week.
I completed the knitting on the Ishbel just before I went to the retreat but haven't yet managed to block it so no photo's yet. Maybe next week! My new project on the needles is a Pembroke Vest for Christopher, this is the back I'm about to start shaping the shoulders.
And of course now Rosie is in school I had to make her a costume for her nativity play. Rosie was a snowflake which stumped me for a while. However we eventually came up with something that worked. I made her a small tutu based on the instructions on Simple Kids and then Rosie & I decorated a white t-shirt with glittery fabric paint.
Thank you all very much if you've stuck with me till now, I'm cautiously optimistic that I can go back to more regular updates from here in.