Several “near finishes” or near completions are in their final stages. My Seaside Sampler Cowl – mosaic knitting project – is now on the blocking mats. Once dry it will get a little seam to join the edges at an angle and then I need to add fringe. This was a very quick knit and kept interesting by the color changes and each of the five sections uses a different, simple stitch pattern.
My Snowman Sampler stitching is done and I love it. (My photo is a bit crooked not the stitching.) I must have started and taken out that top brown branch three times since I apparently couldn’t count while watching a very suspenseful show last night! But I finally got it right.
However, without realizing it, I had ordered the wrong size frame for it. I tried it with the wrong size frame (with the rosettes on the corners) and with another frame I had here, but no. If I were one to use matting in my frames, then I could probably make one of these work but I’m not really a fan of matting and there’s just too much blank space around the stitching for those frames.
The frame I ordered is white with an embossed design on it so I think it will go well. These two frames go back to the cross stitch shelf until I find the right project to use them.
I made a bit more progress on my sweater sleeve last night but now need to change gears for a bit. I got an email that Amy Herzog is closing down her CustomFit program/company as of 2-15-21. I love using that program to generate sweaters in my size and in whatever gauge I want to use and would never have been knitting sweaters for myself without it. But she has graciously given all current subscription members unlimited access to generate new patterns until the date it closes. I have many patterns I have generated over the years which would keep me busy for a while (and I downloaded all those to my computer this morning) but I want to swatch several different yarns that I use/or have a lot of that was planned for sweaters:
Smooshy with Cashmere
Spun Right Around Classic Sock