Oh my! I have missed my needlearts so much and I am back to it … in a small way.
I have progressed with my physical therapy so that I am able to “craft” for 15 minutes, break for 60 minutes and repeat. I should be able to get more time as my shoulder gets stronger.
This is what I am working on:
TS Elephant Needlepoint
I have had this great canvas for a long time but it was calling, and I answered. I couldn’t find stretcher bars the length needed for the longest side (21 inches), I suspect that they are not made in that length. I used 22 inch bars and laced the sides — it took forever but it will be easy to adjust the tension if i need to. I am using the stitch guide that came with the canvas (of course, with modifications). Threads so far are floss, perle cotton and metallic braid.
Textured Boxes Blanket
This is the blanket I started last year, ripped out, started, ripped out, started ….. and finally I was happy and continued on. The pattern is a freebie from Plymouth Yarn called Baby Angel Textured Boxes Baby Blanket, the yarn is Mandala by Lion Brand in color Chimera. I have three balls and this is the second. It should be a nice size for baby or lap, we will see. I really the like color changes with this yarn, it is a lighter weight (rated as #3) and I think it it knitting up beautifully.