I’ve got a whole bunch of needle art/craft goodness here for you.
First, progress on the knitted afghan:
Not a lot of progress, but this is the one that I do when crochet doesn’t want to travel with me, and I don’t have anything else to do like my latest craze=punch needle.
I decided to pick it up that punch needle kit I purchased on my quilt hop trip because I was getting hand cramps and bunched up muscles in my back and shoulder from working on christmas afghan 2. Oh yes, I finished christmas afghan number 1, here it is:
It turned out very nice, and is now the favorite spot for Guinevere’s naps. I haven’t washed it yet, and because of said naps, I will probably hold off until right before the gifting.
The next afghan, another crocheted one, is done in strips. Here is part of the first strip that I have completed:
I am only on the 2nd strip out of a total of 5 strip – but I since I have until Christmas to do a total of 8, I have alloted a whole month of time for each afghan. That way I can take breaks and still meet my deadline. That is turning out to be a very good plan, because I picked up that punch needle project, and didn’t want to ever put it down. It is fun! Like painting with thread. Kind of hard on the eyes but my faux Ott lamp helps a lot. Here is the (maybe) finished work. I need your opinion on something, so the photo shows my work and the pattern. Have a look!
So, what I want to know is, do you think I should do a french knots for the eyes, or just leave it be? My opinion is that it looks more folksy and okay cartoonish without the eyes. Please let me know.
I purchased another punch needle kit but am holding off on that while I make headway on the 2nd afghan.
Finally, I leave you with this photo of my wonderful birthday boy Spencer. He is 10 years old today! When his poppa comes home we are going to make a trip to Culver’s for his own dish of vanilla frozen custard. It is also hot enough for some dog in kiddie pool action, so I have the pool out and filled, warming in the sun.