Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Knitting and a Betsy Update

Can it be the middle of another week already? And its been a pretty full on few days too, with work and other things.

Hannah and I spent last weekend in Palmerston North, staying with my cousin Donna for a few days. We did a bit of shopping and went visiting, a change of scenery was just what I needed after being sick.

I haven't stitched much lately as I've been knitting for Hannah - since this photo I've almost reached the end, just need to measure the length on Hannah and cast off. A pretty quick project as the wool I used is very chunky. I'd bought two balls but will only need the one to complete it.


But when my stitching has come out, Betsy by Sheepish Designs is my current focus project. I really love the colours used in this. I chose to stitch it on 32ct Lambswool jobelan fabric, such a soft fabric.




I've actually stitched a bit more than in the pics, probably over 3/4's done now? I'll have to put this aside for a few days as Nicki's Ackworth Friendship RR is waiting for me to get started on it.
Looking forward to a few quiet days at home this coming weekend, we've got no plans except for my niece Zoe coming to stay with us Saturday night, which will be fun, and catching up on some bookwork for Glenn.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the week!

17 comments:

Zeb said...

Your focus piece is lovely, I see what you mean about the colours :)

Kim B said...

Betsy is looking great! And your knitting for Hannah is lovely!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The sweater is very pretty and I love how Betsy is coming out. CJ ok;-)

grace said...

Betsy is lovely, the colors are just adorable! :D
And your Hannah's pink sweater is so cute!

Melissa said...

Ooooh, I love Betsey! I just ordered the floss a few days ago so looking forward to stitching...this summer! Your knitting for Hannah is lovely!

Lennu said...

Betsy looks great, really, those colours are beautiful!

Gaynor said...

I love the colour combinations on Betsy..very pretty. Lovely sweater too!

S said...

Betsy looks great, one of my favorite pieces.

Deb said...

Those colors in Betsy are to die for. Did you use the called for threads. I have this one in my stash and now that I've seen yours, I think that I need to do it. It looks wonderful!

Karoline said...

Betsy is looking gorgeous, great progress

staci said...

Betsy really is lovely and the colors are absolutely gorgeous!

Can't wait to see Hannah in her cozy sweater!!!

Kellie said...

Your knitting and stitching are gorgeous!! :) I have Betsy about halfway finished. This might motivate me to pull her out and finish her.

Suzanne said...

I love "Betsy" the colours are wonderful. I love the colour of Hannah's cardigan.

tintocktap said...

I agree with everyone else - Betsy looks gorgeous and I love all the colour!

mainely stitching said...

Your Betsy looks so good that I want to pull mine out and stitch it!!

Alice said...

You Betsy is just lovely. I love reading your blog. Could you e-mail me? I have a question about one of your projects.

Susan said...

What a lovely looking sweater - the colors are so bright!

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