Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bit by bit, stitch by stitch

Seems everything I am working on now involves LOTS of time. A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the Autumnal Equinox design that I hope to finish by this fall. Goodness, it is a real marathon!

While I am working on that, I decided to try to finish one of the many kits in my stash. So I started this kit by Ann Benson, owner of Beads East. Ann had a moving business sale a couple years ago and I bought many kits that have been sitting dejectedly in my stash box.

And wouldn't you know, this is another BIG project. Here is my progress so far. But I get a little bored with all the back stitch and find myself taking many breaks.

So I thought I would change things up with a little crochet. A good friend is due to be a first-time grandmother in a few months and I wanted to gift her son and daughter-in-law with something hand-made. I am just about finished with this adorable baby blanket but it was pretty time-consuming too! This is a tutorial by one of my favorite crochet designers, Ira Rott. We don't know if the baby is a boy or girl so once we know, I will either add the bow or not.

Josefina and Jeffrey Elephant Blanket by Ira Rott
Now I need to look for something quick and easy.


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