Sunday, October 04, 2009

Quaker Sampler start


I've been doing a fair job of stitching from my stash lately. A group I am in has begun a SAL where you choose a design that has to meet a minimum size requirement and stitch it within a specified time frame. I dug and dug and had a difficult time finding something that was close to the size requirement but not too far past it. I want to finish in the required time and thought I better stick as close as I can to the minimum requirement. Anyhow, this is what I finally decided upon. Elizabeth Roberts II is a Threads of Gold Sampler Reproduction with a quaker influence. Elizabeth I was dated 1775 but we don't know the date of this second sampler. The colors on this one are a little different. Not what I would normally choose. I am still contemplating changing out one very bright gold/yellow color. I might even start over. What you see so far is 40ct Light Examplar and DMC. I wanted to stitch with a single thread but I am not happy with the coverage even on 40ct. Perhaps it's the floss. Not sure. Maybe just a carryover from doing so much over one lately.

Annette's Knit Stash Giveaway

A couple of years ago I taught myself to knit. I don't know why but I just HAD to knit a pair of socks. Had to. I did conquer very basic pair using self striping yarn and a couple of dishcloths. I happened upon Annette's giveaway and would be so excited if it showed up in my mail. You can enter too!
ncluded in the Knitter’s Giveaway:

2 skeins Knitpicks Gloss in Concord Grape
1 skein Knitpicks Bare Laceweight
2 skeins Berocco Twist – pink/green
1 skein Lime & Violet sock in Katerine Hepburn
1 skein Dragonfly Fibers Eidos in Dragonfly
1 skein Socks that Rock Lightweight in Fairgrounds
1 set Knitpicks Options DPN – #3
1 40″ Knitpicks Harmony circular – #2
Socks, Socks, Socks by Elaine Rowley (not pictured)

Sounds like a pretty good haul to me!