Friday, March 20, 2015

A bit of progress........

This is how much I have done on my practice piece of knitting:
 It's coming along nicely and other than getting my tension to be more even it is fine.  It will be a dolls blanket for Our Little Munchkin!!

Below are my chicken scratchings that is the pattern I am following.  I designed it myself, as it was one of the things we had to do.  I can understand it, but I am guessing no one else will be able to do.
As I have been learning to knit and practicing, my cross stitch got put on the back burner.  I can also only do this for short periods of time as it aggravates my hands.   It is an owl but it turns into something really useful.

Haven't heard this song in years:



I also finished the book I was reading; "The Secret Life of Bees," by Sue Monk Kidd.  Here is a link to the review I wrote.  I ask a couple of questions about the movie.  So if you have read the book and seen the movie I would look forward to what you have to say too my questions.

So all in all a productive week, crafting and reading wise.  Have you had a productive week?

29 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

One of my fave books (although, as you said, it started out a bit slow and T-Ray is a doozer) but I've yet to see the movie, and probably won't. Very seldom do I like the movie adaptations of beloved books.

Wow, look at you go with the knitting! Not something I could do, but I have the greatest admiration for those who can.

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

I think you're very clever knitting. I know I've said that before. It must be soothing but frustrating too.

Sabrina - Frugal Italian Family said...

You are doing well with yourpractice piece. Go on like this!

Morgan said...

Well done on that knitting - that is very impressive!

Undomestic Diva said...

Well done on your knitting progress! I can't knit for toffee!Well. i can knit back and forth but i can't follow a pattern! i can crochet very well though :) xx

Belinda said...

I've seen the movie, which I loved. It's definitely a keeper, not read the book though. Your knitting is coming along nicely. Looks so good.

boopnut said...

I admire you taking up a new craft like knitting. I was never very good at it and could never keep the tension even. I have not read the book or seen the movie. Maybe I will put the book on my Kindle.
Deb

Leigh said...

I have to say that your knitting looks excellent! You appear to be a natural. :)

I've seen the DVD version of The Secret Life of Bees at the library but never checked it out (doubtful there's enough "action" to keep Husband's interest, LOL). I've not read the book but your review and all the comments have caused me to put it on my to-read list. Recommendation appreciated!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

You're doing great with that knitting!

I read the book but have not seen the movie. I've heard it's really good, so I should check it out.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I have a knitting loom I am going to try -- I have tried knitting with needles and I apparently lack the knitting gene. I do love cross stitch and am working on a book mark right now. It is going ever so slowly as I am using silk thread which, while gorgeous, is absolutely a tool of the devil himself. Will stick with DMC from now on. I have seen the "Bee' movie but not read the book -- I would like to read the book -- much prefer to read books before I see the movies -- they leave so much out!

Piece by Piece said...

Your knitting is looking good.
Have not read the book or seen the movie.
Have I had a productive week? You bet your life I have, today the "For Sale" sign goes up on my front lawn. So you know how busy I have been.

Patricia

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Good for you! I know what you mean about your hands...
My eyes are going, too. I bought new reading glasses, I hope that helps me. I fudged my cross stitch and had to put it down until I could remove the stitches and fix it. I got so frustrated!

Pom Pom said...

I like your knitting!
I liked The Secret Life of Bees, too.
Happy Spring!

Country Gal said...

Looks to me like your knitting is coming along nicely ! Thanks for sharing Happy First Day of Spring !

William Kendall said...

The knitting is coming along nicely!

Wean said...

That knitting is very neat - you're a natural !

Jane said...

That is an old chestnut of a song!! I remember it well. Good job on your knitting!

Cheapchick said...

You are doing really well on the knitting and I love the owl cross stitch - so cute. I see that book here all the time at the thrift stores. I shall have to read it.

Primroses Attic said...

You are good, lovely blanket and can't wait to see the finished owl.
Rosezeeta

Stella Jones said...

You're doing very well with your knitting Gill. I'm impressed. It's a good idea to design your own pattern. It must make it easier to follow. I have to say that those we buy are not always right!

Jane and Chris said...

I can't manage knitting anymore,my hands don't like it.
I read the book in 2002..can't remember what I thought of it though.
Jane x

angela said...

The knitting is looking great. The munchkin will love it. I have never cross stitched. But I may start with something small. I have purchased a magnifying glass and light stand so I'll be able to see. I do, do stitcherys. I will have to get them out too. lol need another pair of hands and more hours in the day I think

Scrappy quilter said...

I told you that your knitting would become amazing. You are doing a wonderful job. Great work and determination always pays off.

Anonymous said...

I, too enjoyed the Secret Life of Bees. Another one of hers that's a good read is, The Mermaid Chair. Sorry for being Anomymous, I do not have a Google acct. Bess

Linda said...

I love how your knitting is coming along, Gill!

Winifred said...

The knitting looks great Gill. Have to say I do love it, have gone back to it since I retired & it's become an obsession.

Been knitting Easter chicks again, the ones you put the Cadbury's cream egg into.

magsmcc said...

I can't believe that your beautiful knitting is a practice piece!

summer said...

your knitting looks lovely and your owl is so cute! cant wait to what its use is :)

Paula said...

If you would like a smaller project to do before tackling the big blanket. Give Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater a try. (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-sweater-on-two-needles-february) It's a little bit of lace, but not scary lace. It's says it's for 'two needles' but I use my circulars for it all the time. It's my go-to pattern for babies. It's made with worsted size (ignore the Ravelry page that says fingering) so it knits up in no time