Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Winter Angel

I finished stitching my Winter Angel.


 
 Now I just have to determine how I want to finish it. I am considering making it into a banner. I am also designing angels for the other seasons. I will eventually post the chart for this.
  
Thank you Steph for the button-band tip and Karen Sue for the info on my mystery needles. Too bad I didn't inherit the patterns for the needles also.

I have managed to sew the shoulder seams and one pocket. I'm a perfectionist so both took some time.



I have cast-on a hat for hubby. 


It is the Wasatch Backcountry Hat that I made for my son. I am using the same yarn but I will need to make it about a half inch deeper.

Joining Ginny for  Yarn Along. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what others are doing.

I am currently reading Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber on my Kindle.......a Christmas gift from my BIL. 


I borrowed this book from my library's digital catalog. I have been waiting to read this latest Blossom Street Novel. I have greatly enjoyed this series. Debbie Macomber really engages you in the lives of all of her characters and weaves quite a story.
I have also downloaded a few books from the available Kindle books. I am learning to use the gadget.

Thanks for stopping by.
 

16 comments:

nanacathy2 said...

I love the angel and just had to stop by another Cathie!

karen said...

he is going to love that hat! I do :) I'm trying to have an accessory on the needles at all times, like hats or socks, right now socks is winning.

Cathie J said...

Thank you. Glad you stopped by.

Evelyn Hender said...

Your angel is lovely, so pretty :)

I admire your patience with seaming, I try to only make seamless knits because I dislike it so much

steph said...

sweater is coming together nicely!!!! (sort of like eating an elephant, though, isn't it? all those pieces!!!)

Luisa said...

I can't decide which I like more the angel or the blue hat. I love color of the hat.
Thank you for stopping my blog.

Donna said...

I love your angel Cathie! I love how cross stitch is coming back. I wish me eyesight was as good as it was 20 years ago when I did it! I think I have some of the Blossom Street books on my shelf. My hubby bought them for me but I have not had a chance to read them.

Cathie J said...

I have got to try socks.

Cathie J said...

Thank you.

Cathie J said...

I was hesitant when I started because of all the pieces but I am almost there.

Cathie J said...

Luisa, I didn't realize how blue the hat looked in the photo, it is actually slate grey.

Cathie J said...

Even with an Ott lite, I can only cross-stitch during the day. I knit and crochet at night.

Astri Bowlin said...

ooooo....lots of good stuff going on here: stitching, knitting and reading. Keep up the fun Cathie!

Bramble said...

Hello!
Your angel finish is lovely and your knitting looks great - very cosy!
I'm a Debbie Macomber fan too but haven't read this one.
Have a good week.

SoCal Debbie said...

What a cute angel! I love the snowflakes. You are so talented to design your own chart! Thank you for visiting my blog but you have noreply-comment so I couldn't reply by email. I'm a new follower!

CathieJ said...

I think I have fixed the no reply.