Tuesday, 18 August 2015

August Gifted Gorgeousness

And once again, I'm way behind on both my crafting and on blogging about it - but for some reason, I don't really feel like writing a lot, so I hope you'll forgive me when I keep this short.

In the last week, I've been working on two projects, and fittingly enough, both fit the GG theme. One was, of course, My Day Off, on which I'm still trying to focus - this time I filled in the part of the shadow I had already outlined last time. Now I'm moving the snap to focus on the next section of the shadow and ground:


The other project, while not cross stitch, is also supposed to be a gift: The wrist warmers Mostly Warmness that I started about a year ago. I had them almost finished, sewd the first on together and knitted the second one, but never got around to actually finish them: The first one was a bit tight, so had planned on un-sewing it and adding anouther repeat, but now I decided to make them a present for my dad's girlfriend instead, who is a bit smaller and much slimmer than me. I'm going to give her the whole set when she comes to visit, so I still need to finish the shawl and knit the hat. I have to admit that I'm still not very good with the 'invisible' stitch used to sew the wristwarmers together, but I don't think it will show a lot when worn.


Otherwise, Felix and I have watched more How I Met Your Mother (S8, E6-20) and Case Closed (E44-53). A friend who is just as much of a Case Closed fan as I am also lent us the first of the movies, The Time Bombed Skyscraper, which we really liked, and the first volumes of the manga, the first of which I already finished :)

16 comments:

D1-D2 said...

I never realized Case Closed is Detective Conan! I've read the Manga but never watched the anime. Is it good?

Heather said...

They look great :)

Tiffstitch said...

Great stitching and knitting! I love that wool.

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Those wrist warmers are fantastic! It will be so wonderful to see the shawl and the hat done in that same yarn :D Oh wait...do you plan on using the same yarn or a different color?

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Great progress on your stitching and lovely wool too.

Justine said...

Lovely stitching and knitting.

Leonore Winterer said...

It is! I also know it as Detective Conan, I just looked up the English version of the titel as I thought more people might know it. Maybe I should have put both?

Personally, I grew up with the anime, and really, really love it. It just started reading the manga for the first time, so I can't really compare them yet :)

Leonore Winterer said...

Thank you!

Leonore Winterer said...

Thanks! It's an Opal hand-dyed called Rose, I really like it as well.

Leonore Winterer said...

Thanks! Yes, I'm doing them all in the same yarn, as I have two skeins of it. The shawl is almost done so I'll be able to show you soon! :)

Leonore Winterer said...

Thanks for hosting it!

Leonore Winterer said...

Thank you :)

Linda said...

Love the piece your stitching on Leonore. Pretty wrist warmers.

Linda

Susan said...

You are making great progress on the bath. Love the wrist warmers. I have several pair at the office. I do need to get a simple pattern and learn to make them myself.

Leonore Winterer said...

Thanks Linda!

Leonore Winterer said...

Thank you! I need to make another set of wrist warmers for myself as well now, I don't have any yet and really want some. This pattern is quite easy though, I can point you in the right direction if you want me to :)