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Monday, February 18, 2013

February IHSW

Hey Blog Buddies,
I got a bit of stitch time (and a bit of knit time) in this weekend, and I have one finish, and half of a finish to show you.  First my stitchy finish:

This is Lizzie*Kate's
A Bit of March, stitched on 40-count Heritage linen.
I attached only 2 of the 3 buttons provided.
As I was reaching for the third button,
I dropped it, and it just disappeared.
I don't think it fell into my chair,
but that's the only explanation that makes sense.
The buttons look a lot larger in my piece
than in the photo of the stitched piece.
That's the chance you take when you switch to
40-count from the recommended 28-count!

Next, a mitten update:

You can see that I've finished(!) one mitten,
except for the blocking.
I think this wants to be the right one,
although with this pattern,
you can wear either mitten on either hand.
Our final class will be embellishment ideas,
which should be fun.
I've started on the second mitten, too,
and hope to finish knitting (if not embellishing) it
by the end of this week.
I don't believe I'll ever be a fan of
knitting with 4 double-pointed needles!
I've even signed up for a class on continental knitting
(because I'm a thrower).
We'll see if you can teach an old dog new tricks.

That's it for this weekend.
Click here to find out what the other hermitters
have accomplished.
Hope you had a fun, stitchy weekend.
Thanks for visiting!


cucki said...

Sweet stitching..
Love for you x

Keebles said...

I SO know what you mean! I wish I had a dime for everytime I dropped something and the carpet just ate it!

Congrats on the finish!

Anonymous said...


Very sweet stitching, one day the lost button will turn up!
Lovely mitts too.

Karen said...

The worst is when you drop a needle and it just disappears lol. Cute finish! I love the colour of your mittens. :)

Julie said...

Beautiful mitten,well for. Love the little march design, what a perfect frame for it.

Topcho said...

The stitching looks so cute, and I love the colour of the mitten :) Looks so warm

Anne said...

Cute little March finish Pat! The mitten looks great! Now for the next one :D

Linda said...

Congrats on both finsihes. I love the fabric you used for March. Great color for the mitten.


Chris said...

Whoot! on the mitten. It does look like a righty. Love your March stitching too.

Rita said...

I love LK too! And the mitten is very practical:).

Kasey said...

I love your March!! Very cute. Sorry to hear about the button - I'm afraid to look under my own couch for what is lurking there.

Rosemary said...

Well, didn't you have fun this weekend! Your Bit of March looks grand (and I think there is a black hole where your button went, it must be adjacent to where socks go from the dryer), and so does your first mitten of the pair!

Zurainny Ismail said...

I really admire Lizzie Kate's designs - whimsical & cute, at the same time! And you've finished it! Wow - so cute! Thanks a lot for visiting my blog!

Melissa said...

Congrats on your finish! It is adorable, and I am so sorry to hear about the lost button!

purple24 said...

Nice finish. Very pretty.

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