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Days 17 & 18

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Days 17 & 18:  Monday & Tuesday, February 7 & 8, 2011.

More plodding away on Raspberry Lemonade.

That’s our kitty Frank, there, helping me out with the photography.  You know, ’cause cats are just oh so helpful when it comes to projects involving string!

There is progress being made, but it’s slow, and I’ve been really tired and grumpy the last couple of days.  I’ve had a bad case of the winter blahs, and my normal reaction to such a mood is to Start a New Project! (on the theory that nothing cheers one up like having a new project!), but I have forbidden myself any starting of new projects while so many old projects remain unfinished.  Bleh.  So I was good girl and worked away on the ol’ Lemonade.

A close-up:

And a close-up of Frank:

Awww.  Isn’t him sweet?!

Day Six

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Day six:  Thursday, January 27, 2011.

A bit of progress on Raspberry Lemonade:

Days four and five

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Days four and five:  Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25 and 26, 2011.

Not too much to report.  Slow progress on Raspberry Lemonade.

I’m thinking I may change things up a bit this weekend and do some knitting.  The question is, what to work on?  The afghan?  The socks?  The baby blanket?  The shawl(s)?  Hmmmmm……

On the other hand, I have some other cross-stitch projects that would be fun to work on as well.  One of them is a two-color project from Artecy called Rabbit, based on a William Morris design.  I’m finding this restful because it is only two colors, so the amount of thinking I have to do is limited to the actual counting of stitches.  And then, of course, once I get the one color stitched, all I have to do is fill in the other color in the empty spots–no looking at the chart at all!

Clearly, I’m in initial stages with this project.  I’m stitching this on an 18-count linen in a dusky blue-grey.  I chose different colors than those in the pattern, and they are rather unconventional–a dark russet brown, and a light mauve-y pink that I really have no name for.  I think that together they look complicated and unexpected, especially combined with the blue-grey fabric.  I’m hoping I will still think so at the ending stages after putting in hours of stitching!

Day three

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Day three:  Monday, January 24, 2011.

Last night I worked on “Raspberry Lemonade” and watched Anthony Bourdain on the the Travel Channel.  Progress is slow, but steady.

A close-up:

Each of the four corners of the piece is the same, so no surprises here, and I can usually stitch away without much checking of the chart.