Monday, 29 August 2016

A stitching up date and a knitting ta-dah

I hope those in the UK have been making the most of the beautiful Bank Holiday weather?
Such a lovely day.  I have had a rare opportunity to spend the whole day and evening by myself as Mark had to go into work and Stevie was out too.  Once my few chores were out of the way this morning I sat and stitched, no interruptions, it was lovely :-)

At the end of July I said that I was going to give one project a week my undivided attention, well it didn't quite work out that way, and that's ok because the first week I concentrated on the shawl I had started for my mums birthday, and got it finished, yaaaaaay, and even better than that, I gave it to her yesterday and she loves it, double yaaaaay.

He is a close up of the pattern

This is the When in Rome shawl, a Drops design which can be found on Ravelry and the Drops site.
The pattern is free.

So for the next week I thought I would work on Elizabeth, one of the Carriage House girls.

I was amazed to see that I hadn't posted about this since May, Wow!! 
This is how she looked then

And now, after some attention

Some progress at last!

I have the inclination to carry on with her now so that Molly will have a companion before Christmas, it feels good to complete something and make great progress on another :-)

Until Next time


Jo said...

The shawl is beautiful and I love the colour you've chosen. It's a great size. You've certainly made some progress with Elizabeth, you'll have it finished in no time if you carry on at that pace. So now you've got the shawl off the needles, will there be a new cast on?

Von said...

Nice progress on Elizabeth!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely shawl and good progress on Elizabeth. It's so satisfying to see progress.

KC'sCourt! said...

Love the shawl and the cross stitching, beautiful
Julie xxxxxx

Brigitte said...

Great that you could finish the shawl for your mom in time. And wow, you made some amazing progress on Elizabeth.

butterfly said...

Lovely shawl for your mom.
Your stitching looks beautiful.

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Your mom received a very beautiful shawl, how special! Congratulations!
Your stitches are lovely and so many!!!

Have a good sunny week,
Carolien xxx

Just Another Old Geezer said...

So talented!!! I love the birds, wish I had the skill and patience tom do something like this, Thanks so much...

Barb said...

The shawl is just beautiful. Great that your mom thinks so too. Great progress on you stitching!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful shawl, and amazing stitching progress! :D

Desiree Ehleiter said...

The shawl is beautiful! You made great progress on your stitching. I am trying to work on one project all month in the hopes of finally getting it done. It's amazing what happens when we really focus our energy.