Hello! In April I started some pieces that I was not liking because I couldn’t concentrate on them… Not really knowing what to stitch on during lockdown I decided to revisit all my cross stitch patterns. I did find four that called my attention. Two I already showed on my blog, the ABC freebie and the Blackbird Designs piece called All Joys for Thine, and this one is the other lucky one that I picked up. The other piece is an old work in progress by Gigi R….
A lovely selection of colours and some pretty motifs.
I love cherries! I enjoyed so much stitch them!
Design by MidSummer Night Designs – Forget Me Not. Stitched on 38 count Dalarna Zweigart linen that I coffee dyed. I did used the call for threads: DMC, Gentle Arts and Crescent Colours now called Classic Colorworks.
Hello! I stitched this sampler last year on and off and finish it last September. It is very pretty, but my favourite for now is the Autumn sampler. I just need to stitch the others two seasons… I will keep Winter till the end, since Winter is my favourite season.
A shepherdess with her sheep and dog…
A small red house and a lost sheep…
I did have some “problems” with dyed lots on the grass… for me it looks more rustic…
Some elements of the sampler were really fun to stitch!
Design by With thy Needle & Thread – Sampler Of The Season: Spring. Stitched on 40 count Parchment Newcastle linen by Sparklies. Floss used: Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art Threads.
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The first pair of socks I did follow a free design at Ravelry called Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. A really nice design, I enjoy it very much and for sure I will used it more times.
Yarn: Retrosaria Mondim in the colorway 205 Burgundy Speckle (100% fine portuguese wool). Needles: ChiaoGoo 2.50 mm 9″ (23cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection and ChiaoGoo 2.50 mm 32″ (80cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Lace Collection.
The second pair of socks I follow a free design called Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner. They are very cozy!
Yarn: Rosários 4 Meia Print in the colorway 119 Spring Garden (70% merino wool, 30% nylon). Needles: ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 9″ (23cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection and ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 32″ (80cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection.
My problem with socks is picking up stitches for the gusset shaping, I take so long and they look so messy… Maybe with practice it gets better…