Wee Sherlock sweater and Little Boy Blue hat are completed. The buttons will be sewn on today. If you can't tell, we now know the baby is going to be a girl. We are all very excited too. I like the sweater pattern as it can be for either boy or girl. The hat, I modified to have the same cable on it as is on the sweater. The pom pom is also an added feature. So, basically, all I use the hat pattern for is for stitch count and decreases on the top LOL.
The Summer Lacey Stole got pulled apart. I picked it up to work on this week and decided to measure it. Once I did that, I realized this would only be about 40" long when I ran out of yarn. Not going to work so well. But never fear. I did find another pattern to make with the yarns in this.
Say hello to Dying in the Light. This is a pattern I test knit several years ago. The person who designed it is no long designing and all of her patterns have been removed from Ravelry. This is such a relaxing knit. It is all in garter with German short rows used to add in the contrasting yarn and there are some eyelet rows thrown in to add texture.
First treasure was a pom pom maker. I love pom poms but have never mastered the skill of making them 'by hand'. This came in quite handy for the baby hat pom pom.
Two mini cross stitch kits. The Christmas Nativity scene will be for our house. The camper will be sent to my niece. Her family is very much into traveling and have a very strong faith too. I wanted to start on the Christmas one but when I pulled out the instructions I almost went blind. Never have I seen a chart so small I could not figure out what the symbols were. We are going to enlarge it on our printer so I don't go blind doing it, plus, I have a cross stitch magnifying glass I wear around my neck that will be put to use.
The silicone gingerbread men forms are for my homemade 'frosty paws' for my dogs. I figured if we eat animal crackers, they could eat gingermen. The plaque behind it was also a find at HL. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I was so brave as it did not have a price on it and so I did not know if it was included in any of the sale items for the week. SURPRISE! It was part of the 66% off items. In fact, everything I purchased was at least 50% off. Correction, the cross stitch kits were not on sale but I love them anyways.
I wanted Josie to be involved in the baby set I made so I gave her the task of making the pom pom for the hat. She was quite thankful I had purchased the pom pom makers.
Can you tell who Thor loves best? Before I leave this section I need to tell you something. Today is a very special day. August 1, 2021 is the day Josie turns 16!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it? She was 4 years old when I started blogging in YOP.