Thursday, July 31, 2008

What I've been up to

I've been doing a lot of crafting lately in an attempt to "get back to normal".

I learned to knit using needles. This is the first thing I knit with needles. I have a few other things I'm working on.




I've also been working hard on a cross stitch project. This is the biggest project I've ever finished! I think it is adorable.





I'm currently working on a cross-stitch chicken. And Logan wants me to knit him a chicken to go with the sheep I knit him for Christmas (using the loom).

11 comments:

Stacey said...

Baaaa! yay on the needle knitting, you should check out Ravelry now for inspiration. and no I hsould not be online right now.

Howling Hill said...

Those look great!

I've been teaching myself to knit lately also. Right now I'm working on two baby blankets.

LisaZ said...

Very good first knitting project!

farm mom said...

Oh! So adorable! And keep showing us your cross-stitchin', will ya? I don't want to make you something you've already done! LOL! :)

Amy said...

I have knitted with needles for a long time:-D Haven't done much in the cross-stitch area but I have done some.

CeeCee said...

I learned to knit a couple years ago--just a very simple stitch, nothing fancy. It's so soothing!
Great work!

Twinville said...

I don't know how to knit using needles yet, but I can rock a round and straight loom! hehe
A couple years ago I went on a knitting frenzy and made 14 scarf and hat sets!

Good for you knitting. It can be very therapeutic and calming. Just perfect for you right now :)

I'm not sure I'll ever be able to cross-stitch because my fingers get tight due to arthritis. But I wish I could. I just love the beautiful samplers and country designs that can be created.

I love your sheep!!!
Hey! You've got your first sheep now :)
I can't wait to see your chicken. I just know it will be adorable.
You've got true talent, friend.

Amy said...

That sheep is adorable!!! I would love to see what you made on the loom! I've been wanting to learn to use them.

TIA!

Christy said...

Thanks for all the compliments! I've been out of town all weekend so it will take me a few days to catch up on comments and blogs.

Amy - here are the links to my blog posts about what I made on the loom

http://farmdreams-christy.blogspot.com/2007/11/check-it-out.html

http://farmdreams-christy.blogspot.com/2007/11/check-it-out.html

http://farmdreams-christy.blogspot.com/2007/12/2-types-of-slippers-and-hat.html

http://farmdreams-christy.blogspot.com/2008/01/turtle-and-sheep-scarf.html

I've also made a number of preemie hats to donate. I love the loom but haven't used it in awhile. I should go search the boxes and see if I can find the looms.

Christy said...

Oops, I posted 1 post twice but left this one out:

http://farmdreams-christy.blogspot.com/2007/12/too-cute.html

linda m said...

The sheep is just too cute for words. Can't wait to see the chicken. I assume you made the "cross stitch hummingbird" you gave me for Christmas. I love it and it hangs on my patio door. Bailey looks very warm snuggled under his "blanket". He also loves the colors.