There have been all sorts of different stitches around these parts lately. Some beautifully soft malabrigo ones on my dpn's--I can feel a knitting phase coming on ...
Remember this? Well, it has been coming along s-l-o-w-l-y, inch by inch, stripe by stripe. Another 14 or 15 inches to go to cover my bed. It is a monster of a blanket and incredibly cosy. I can vouch for this for I am enjoying snuggling under it as I crochet the evenings away. I hadn't touched it throughout the whole summer and paid for it dearly as quite a few of the colours I am using are now discontinued and it has been a job in itself tracking down odd balls here and there. There are some pretty impressive stats to go with this blanket which I will finalise on its completion. Miles of yarn, miles!
There are a couple of sewing projects on the go too, which have required some accurate top-stitching. I find that if I look at the needle as my guide, my stitching seems to go all over the place and so now I have discovered my own trick to fairly neat top-stitching. Not exactly rocket science, but all part of the process of learning!
There's been a new venture in bag-making, with a slight modification of my own due to my preference of a long handle to go over my body rather than a shorter one which invariably falls off my shoulder.
And then there's the stitching that needs to be unpicked and re-done. Sigh. I'm trying to catch up with the FWQAL and not doing too badly considering how far behind I had fallen.