DWTS Season 26 cast revealed - athletes edition

Dancing with the Stars is back! In a shortened form but I'll take it.

The cast is as follows with my own commentary.

Adam Rippon with Jenna Johnson. Figure skater. Adam is definitely a performer and I think he'll do well with the ballroom. Latin may be a bit tricky.

Arike Ogunbowale with Gleb Savchenko. All I know is she's a college basketball player. She may still be in school, but at least the season is finished so she can concentrate on the show when not studying.

Chris Mazdzer with Witney Carson. He placed 2nd in this year's luge at the Olympics. Good at controlling his body, but in small increments. May come across as dancing internally rather than outward to the audience.

Jamie Anderson with Artem Chigvintsev. Olympic snowboarders are hit and miss from past appearances, but I think she'll be ok for the most part.

Jennie Finch Daigle with Keo Motsepe. Softball player. Have no idea who she is but hopefully she can help Keo get past his first elimination curse.

Wait a minute...

Didn't stitch quite as much as I would've liked. But I still managed to get almost 20 rows done since my last post.

Is it just me, or does it look like there's a face in the middle of the tree...

And a photo of Clyde because this post was looking too short.

Oh great...

Why am I stitching another tree? I also had to take the photo this close so my camera didn't just make it a dark brown blob.

And the Yankee home opener kind of messed up my posting plans. The delay to Tuesday because of snow, plus the fact that I slept really late on Wednesday, meant I forgot to write this earlier. Thankfully I was dry. Next game will probably be when it's a lot warmer.

Method conversion

I finished the Northern Lights Afghan. It was one of the first Herrschners kits I had bought.

So I have moved on to the next cross-stitch in my rotation, Cinderella and the Prince.

Apparently I didn't get very far when I first started it. I will be converting this to parking, which is a tiny bit of an annoyance. Also, those two 4 point symbols being next to each other will make things a bit tricky. I already realized I had used the wrong color for five stitches.

I tried

I only got four rows done. I had planned to do 10, but I was getting tired of the dark colors. The pommel of the sword and the top of her belt appeared though...

So I switched to a crochet project that's been in my closet for a while.

And I (re)discovered ebay. These plus 2 not pictured, plus 3 more charts on the way of carousel horses.

Not a good stitching week

I don't feel like I made much progress. I know there were days I didn't stitch. Somehow I managed to finish page 1 of Dragon Carousel (minus some long things on the border that I'll work on during subsequent pages). Photo really doesn't show how sparkly it is. Most of the gold has kreinik of some kind blending with it.

 And here's a photo I took during the snow storm.

It was not a good stitching week, but it was a good week for new stash. I think I need to hide my credit card...