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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 40

More exploration

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Show Notes
Knitting
  • Exploration Station shawl - Part 3 complete, started part 4, nearly 400 stitches on the needles at this point
  • Nyan cat socks - finished heel of second sock
Quilting
  • The cool, "Aurora Borealis" version of the Carousel Lap Quilt top is pieced, and both have been sent to my long-arm quilter
  • A new project started - the first of two T-shirt quilts for my father
Crochet
  • Sock Scraps granny square afghan - one new granny square completed and added to the blanket (108 of 300 now).
Cross Stitch & Embroidery
  • Spooky House - finished the cobblestones stitching, backstitching, and longstitchgng of the grass around the left front

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 39

Brioche!

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Show Notes
Knitting
  • Josephine shawl - officially halfway, just added the second ball of yarn
  • Exploration Station shawl - Part 1 complete, started part 2, the brioche!
Quilting
  • A third Fold n Stitch Wreath (patriotic) is complete.
  • The warm / earthy version of the Carousel Lap Quilt top is pieced, and the cool version is about 30% pieced.
Crochet
  • Sock Scraps granny square afghan - one new granny square completed and added to the blanket (Nyan cat color way).
Cross Stitch & Embroidery
  • Wild Pink Cat - has some more wild pink stitched.
  • Spooky House - stitched some on the front steps and the cobblestones around the left front. About ready to backstitch those sections so they can come to life.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 38

Super Short, but with Two Finishes

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Show Notes
Knitting
  • Benton cowl - finished!
  • Breathing Space sweater - started the short rows of striping
Quilting
  • I've finally gotten back to stitching down the binding on Eldon, and it is now about 3/4 complete.
  • Two versions of Carousel Lap Quilt have been started.
Crochet
  • V-neck Tunic #2852 - working concurrently on both sleeves; one pattern repeat complete on one, two pattern repeats complete on the other.
Cross Stitch & Embroidery
  • Jack and the Silver Spider by The Sweetheart Tree is finished!

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 37

Hobby juggling

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Show Notes
Knitting
  • Josephine Shawl #2 - almost through the first ball (of 2)
  • Breathing Space sweater - started the short rows of striping
  • Nyan cat sock-along - first sock complete, just started a few rows of ribbing on the second sock
Quilting/Sewing
Cross Stitch & Embroidery
Miscellany
  • More gaming! Which is why I don't have more progress on projects - Pokemon Go was my gateway drug to other Pokemon Games and several other RPGs (role-playing games). I picked up Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon X, as well as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Fire Emblem Awakening, and I've downloaded a demo of Bravely Default. CC and I are still thoroughly enjoying Borderlands 2.
  • I attended a Yoga 'sampler' class last week, and it has spurred me to trying out some other yoga classes. With my sedentary day job, and hobbies that are mostly sedentary, I think it will be very good for me to go to a structured class and then perhaps reinforce that with home practice.

The nails are really short, but wearing Orly April Rain today.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Doodle-head Stitches Episode 36

Good intentions

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Show Notes
Quilting
Cross Stitch & Embroidery
Crochet
Knitting
  • Benton - is over halfway done
  • Smocked Guernsey Socks - from the free Craftsy class, "Knit-Along 2016: Socks" - Both socks are knit past the heel flap
  • Antarktis - completed another section and am working on some garter stitch
  • Intro to Brioche knitting class at SSK - learned the technique with a single color, now to practice before diving in to 2-color brioche (which I really want to do)
  • Breathing Space - separated for the sleeves, fun with stripes

The nails are naked again today!

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