Friday, June 21, 2019

Knitting, cross-stitching and reading

Now that I have finished my secret cross-stitching I can spend some time on other pursuits. I immediately started knitting this scarf for donation. I needed something easy to work on in the car as we traveled to my daughter's wedding gown fitting last weekend. The yarn is a skein that I have had for many years. I really like the way it is pooling as I knit it.
 
I have discovered that I can't knit for very long at all. Four rows of this scarf at a time is enough, eight is sometimes too much. I must rest my right thumb in between. I even took a whole day off from knitting and it is still aching on and off. Sigh.......


While we were in there, Katie and I saw Miss Saigon at the Boston Opera House. 

She asked for this as her belated birthday gift. We both love musicals.

I resumed working on this Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe piece. 
I find it quite difficult to work on as it is 32-count linen over two. I can't really see the threads. I have to try out my new magnifier and see if I like it. 

I have also been reading "The DuMauriers" by Daphne DuMaurier.
This is a biographical novel of the DuMaurier family, ancestors of the author.

It is the end of the school year. I am sitting in my classroom waiting for students to come who need math help before their final exams. Sometimes I am busy and sometimes I am not. I decided it might be a good time to design a new cross-stitch. This is what I have so far. I am still tweaking it, but I like it.

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. I just love the new design, particularly the wording.

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  2. I used to read that author years ago - I somehow lost track of her

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  3. I love the look of counted cross stitch - I just can't see well enough to do it any more. How about a compression glove on your right hand to support your thumb while knitting?

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  4. Sei brava a disegnare crocette !! C'è un nuovo free nel mio blog se vuoi scaricarlo !
    Buona giornata

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  5. The Du Maurier book looks fabulous. Daphne du Maurier is one of my favourite authors of old. Love, love, love Rebecca and Frenchman's Creek. That scarf is lovely; what a fun pattern shows up in the variegation of the wool. I hope your thumb gets better.

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  6. the book looks interesting, I read Rebecca but nothing else by her. Lucky you to see a broadway show, I love those immensely!!!

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  7. So many fun things in your post today! I'll have to check out that book, thanks. I always wondered how people created their cross stitch - yours is lovely. Thanks for sharing the process. I hope the thumb heals quickly - sounds like you are doing the smart things with resting it.

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  8. How fun to design your own pattern!
    32 count is very very small for my aging eyes... good luck with that!

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  9. Pretty, pretty scarf! Those colors seem so southwestern to me! Ouch - 32 count is a tough one to do! I hope your magnifier helps! Happy end of the school year!

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  11. Pretty knitting, I love this pattern made with colors! Your cross-stitch design is coming into life nicely!

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