Hello, lovely people!
Yes I know, I am as shocked as you are to be this on time for yet another checkin...could this be a new trend?! If so, I don't want to jinx it, so let's dive right in!
It's time for Gifted Gorgeousness, the SAL for anything gifty or gifted, hosted by the lovely Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching (whose blog and SAL make sure I never forget how to type these pretty impressive words).
So, since the beginning of the year, I mainly worked on two qualifying projects. One is the Baby Blanket CAL, which is actually going a lot faster than I thought it would go - I even might be able to make my early February deadline! I picked it up on Saturday and have since finished part 7 (two rows or so remaining) and all of parts 8 and 9. Each part is 10 rows, so I did 22 rows or almost 15 cm/6" in less than a week. There are only three parts (plus a border) left now, but judging from the current measurements, the blanket will be more square than blanket-shaped at that point, so I might repeat some parts of it. Which should be okay since it's going so fast and I'm still on the first set of yarn (I bought two balls of each colour). And I am surely having a lot of fun with this super colourful project!
The other project I want to show you is a traveling pattern Chiara from The Grey Tail started. It's a Russian kit for a little monkey, and I was first in line to stitch it and got the pattern in early December. Well...Christmas happened, and stitching it didn't happen, but now that I finally started, it's going pretty fast and I hope to soon be able to send it on! I'm using the FMC colour conversion Chiara made and a piece of white linen. I think he will be super cute once he's done!
I also did a little knitting on the next BSJ and started the second ball of yarn, but it won't be interesting enough to show again until I actually finish - hopefully soon!
Now before I end this post, I have one more GG related question to ask you. For the past two years, I've been stitching Valentine's cards for Felix from this set that was published in the Cross Stitch Collection magazine, February 2014:
I already did the lovebirds and the cats, so this year I have a choice of either owls or elephants, and I can't decide! So, you need to help me. Please cast your vote on which one it'll be this year. I'll count and pick once the Little Monkey is done - probably this coming weekend :)