Friday, September 30, 2011

Stitching and crafting update

Recently, as you may know, I have been throwing myself (fearlessly :)) into crocheting. Learning new stitches, conquering new heights, making new... blankets. Yep...
I am happy to say that every new blanket comes out better than the previous one, and that means I am learning well. (That's right, if I don't compliment myself, who will?) But - a picture is worth all the words, so here come the pictures.

Diamond blanket/shawl.

 So far I have made four blankets, and this one is by far my favorite. Working with the yarn was a pleasure - soft and warm, but sturdy; also, I loved the diamond design.

Christmas afghan  
This one was more difficult... to photograph. It was, perhaps non-photogenic, or camera-shy, or, maybe, the camera had something against it. I know that such terms do not even apply to inanimate objects, but after working on pics for over two hours, I had to come up with some explanation. No matter what I did (flash, extra light, etc), the camera turned bright and happy red on the blanket into "Scorsese red" dots, while green spots became duller and were reminding me strongly of the color of a swamp. Ugh!
In the end, I asked Joe for help. Technology tends to listen to him: computers boot up instantly, printers start printing, cameras start.... doing what they do. And it did...

Green NOEL decoration
 Finally, I have tried my hand at making ornaments. I watched a Master Class on it, and, after weeks of doubt, tried.

 Besides the embroidery bit, it took a piece of felt, two pieces of card stock for support, and some cord. While it did not turn out perfect, for the first attempt it was not too bad, eh? What do you think? :)

Have a good weekend! I am going back to my stitching.


  1. Beautiful blankets, especially the Christmas afghan.

    From now on, based on your stitching and Joe's teching,
    I'll refer to you two,
    Tech and Stitch;-)



  2. Beautiful blankets and I love the diamond one, where did you get the pattern from as I would love to make it. Your christmas ornies are perfect you have made a really good job of them, well done.

    Happy stitching and crocheting

    Hugs Chris x

  3. Thank you Chris! I got the pattern from the book "Baby Afghans by the Pound" - the first book of the series of three, I think. It's one of the easiest ones, was not hard to make at all, and I am a novice at crocheting!
    Happy stitching to you too!


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