Sunday, August 20, 2017

Back to (Alternative) Reality

So to pick my project, I pulled out my drawer of WIPs, closed my eyes, waved my hand and then dropped it. Whatever project it landed on, I would work on. Turns out it's Alternative Reality. Got 16 rows done this week (only upside to still being out of work).

Also had this little guy land on my project yesterday. I had it on my hand, went to get my phone and just as I was about to take the photo it flew off. Finally landed on my couch where I snapped the photo. Got it back on my hand and somehow managed to open my window and screen and get it to fly away. Not sure how it got in in the first place.

And Clyde likes to jump in open cabinets. Silly cat.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Quick Finish

And my wintery stitch is finished. Lots of random ivory french knots.

And here's Clyde looking cute. Actually he's looking at my dad.

Very energetic, is usually tearing around the house and not getting enough traction on the turns.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Random number generator didn't like me

I decided to go back to a random number generator to pick my next cross-stitch project (with the help of my WIP/UFO list.) So I put my latch hook away...

And it picked out White Tigers.

Which I only worked on for two days due to the monochrome and the hard to read chart.

So I rolled again and Beauty of the Deep. Didn't feel like doing stamped and searching for my hoop. So I rolled again and got Peacock Majesty. Which I knew I had to start off by frogging (which is why it's been put away for over a decade)
So I rolled again and it gave me Dance me Out. Which turns out I had never started, which is fine, except I didn't have a working copy of the chart and I don't have a copier/printer. (I use my parents).
So I rolled again and it gave me Winter Friends (actually called Snowman & Reindeer). Which was my at work project at News 12 (I had downtime between broadcasts)

And remember the scared little black cat from last week? I think he's settled into being an only cat.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Afghan complete

I finished the afghan, just in time for the weather to be in the 60s and 70s here. Hehe.

I didn't know what to work on next so I rolled a (digital) 3 sided die, it landed on other, so latch hook it is.

I also bought a new pattern because it was clearance.

And if you've gotten this far, congratulations, you get to meet Clyde, my parents new kitty.

He's adjusting, still skittish if you walk near him (does better when you're low to the ground), but loves to be petted. Skinny little black cat with pale orange eyes who can really jump.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Getting closer

I just have a few more rows to do before I get to the border. So close.

I'm already thinking of my next project, not sure if it will be crochet or cross-stitch. Or maybe I'll do a latch hook for a change. I know there's another HAED challenge starting in August, so may go back to Alternative Reality.

Although I'm currently in the middle of a resume overhaul as my current one is not doing me any favors. Also working on my LinkedIn profile. Hunting for a job is hard.

Sunday, July 16, 2017


I've finished with the middle panel and have reached the halfway mark on the afghan.

I also picked up work for 1 day a week and decided to treat myself to two Character Creation charts from Ebay.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

New things

So I've started working on the Aran Hearts Afghan for the wedding present in September. Probably best I started this early because I keep dropping stitches. Got through the entire popcorn section and half of the 2nd arrows when I realized I had dropped 2 after the first arrow section.

Say hello to my new floss organization system. I had outgrown my old one of snack bags on rings (I'll still keep those for projects rather than my master set) and got the cabinets this weekend. Ran out of labels so I had to stop on that part of the project. Boyfriend is currently sorting the floss I had in plastic bags. The cabinets are a bit wobbly at the moment, but he'll probably make me a frame we can anchor them to.

On another note, I've started contributing articles to